Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the 2023 Festival have now closed.

Submissions for the 2024 Festival will open in March 2023 and remain open through June 2023.

Every year, the Savannah Book Festival seeks to showcase over 40 nationally recognized and award-winning authors in the historic city of Savannah. Authors with a book published within a calendar year of the festival are invited to give 30-minute solo presentations and host book signings. Submissions are now closed for the 2023 Festival.  Submissions for the 2024 Festival and will be accepted from March 2023 through June 2023. Please read the Submission Guidelines linked below to ensure that the submission meets all of the criteria set forth by the Author Selection Committee.
Whether you’re a published author, a publicist, or simply an avid book reader, you can fill out the digital form linked below to be considered by SBF’s Author Selection Committee.
Please click here for the SBF Author Submission Guidelines: SBF 2024 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To fill out the digital submissions form, click here: SBF 2023 SUBMISSION FORM

REMINDER: The Author Selection Committee reviews all submissions with the goal of creating an appealing mix of literature for all visitors. Every year, SBF aims to bring a diverse mix of authors from a variety of genres, disciplines, heritages, cultures and more.

Types of genres considered include:

  • Fiction – Literary, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA etc.
  • Nonfiction – History, Autobiography/Biography, Memoir, Cookbooks, Art, Culture, etc.
    • Nonfiction titles are considered from a variety of perspectives and are selected depending on if they encourage the Festival’s mission of engaging in civil conversation
  • Graphic Novels/Comics
  • Titles with a local focus

Please note there is not a children’s component to the Savannah Book Festival, thus children’s books are not included in the festival.

Due to the volume of work submitted, SBF does not present self-published or author-financed published books. Also, the Festival does not offer vendor or exhibition tents.


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