Submissions for the 2024 Festival are now closed.
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 2024 Festival are open through June 2023. 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 2024 Festival the book must be published after February 19, 2023.
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.
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.