Submissions for the 2025 Festival are open.


Submission Guidelines

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 for the 2025 Festival are open through June 2024. Please read the Submission Guidelines, linked below, carefully to ensure that your submission meets all of the criteria set forth in the guidelines. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Books must be published after the previous Festival. For example, to be considered for the 2025 Festival, the book must be published after February 19, 2024.

Please click here for the SBF Author Submission Guidelines: SBF 2025 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


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. Unfortunately, due to the volume of books submitted for consideration, self-published works and author financed books will not be considered. 

REMINDER: The Author Selection Committee reviews 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.

The Festival does not offer vendor or exhibition tents.


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