Thank you for your interest in being a part of the SE-YA Book Festival. Author applications are open for the 2019 festival. If you submit an application and are accepted to the festival, you will receive an invitation by July 31st.
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SE-YA 2019 Festival Dates: Thursday, March 7-9, 2019 Thursday, March 7, 2019 Student Day Friday, March 8, 2019 Student Day Saturday, March 9, 2019 Community Day Authors must be available for both Student and Community Days. First consideration will be given to authors willing to participate in all three days.
How are authors selected?
An author must have books available through a national distributor, such as Ingram, and be coded as returnable through the distributor and/or have an ISBN and a bar code.
Authors with books published within 6 months of the festival will be considered first.
The book festival is made up of primarily themed author panels. Panels will be formed based on author submissions.
In most cases, self-published authors will not be considered.
What are the expectations of authors, if selected?
Authors must be willing to donate their time and cover their own transportation expenses. The festival will provide lodging and some meals. Due to limited funds, the SE-YA Book Festival is not able to pay honoraria to most presenters.
Authors are expected to participate in panels and scheduled book signings on both days of the festival. As stated above, first consideration will be given to authors willing to participate in all 3 events.
Authors must provide one copy of their latest book or ARC, a high-resolution image of the book, and a high-resolution headshot for promotional purposes.
All materials become the property of the SE-YA Book Festival and cannot be returned. Who decides which authors are invited? The SE-YA Book Festival is a 501(c)3 organization. The officers and board members in collaboration with Nashville-based authors on the advisory board will select authors in an effort to provide teens with a diverse experience. Authors will be chosen based on applications and invitations to authors who would enhance the festival or complement a panel.
The Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival board reserves the right to accept or reject any application at its discretion. All decisions of the board are final.