2013 AUTHOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The UCF Book Festival presents national and international authors. The Festival's Author Selection Committee selects authors whose books are published 18 months prior to the festival.
Selected authors will be featured in a panel or solo session based on the author selection committee's recommendations. In addition, authors will have opportunities to participate in book signings, readings, and other special events occurring throughout the festival.
How to submit a book?
To be considered for the UCF Book Festival/Orlando 2013, please send or have your publicist send the Author Selection Committee the following:
- Two copies of a finished book/galley/Advanced Reader's Copy
- Press kit
- Author biography
UCF Book Festival
Attention: Sandra McCall
Morgridge International Reading Center
4000 Central Florida Boulevard Building 122
Orlando, Florida 32816-1250
When should a book be submitted?
The Author Selection Committee accepts book submissions through January 31, 2013. Preference is given to authors with new books or significant reprints scheduled for publication between January 2012 and March 2013.
What types of books are considered?
The selection committee chooses as diverse a group as possible regarding subject of publication, targeted age level (adult, teen, children), and popularity of the book (best seller vs. academia). Festival programming includes, but is not limited to, the following sub-categories: International intrigue, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, biography, cooking, literary, poetry, regional, romance, children's, young adult, graphic novels, and art. Books written in all languages are considered.
Should a self-published author submit?
We do not accept self-published books. However, self-published authors are encouraged to participate in the festival as vendors. Please see Vendor page.
What is the author selection process?
The Author Selection Committee considers the submissions and chooses who will be invited. Author selection runs through
January 31, 2013 and is subject to closing earlier based on space availability. There is approximately a 40% acceptance rate. Authors will be notified of their selection status no later than February 15, 2012.
Selected authors will be asked to submit a brief biography, book synopsis, and high resolution photo (.jpg file) within four weeks of invitation. Accommodations and travel will be provided for accepted authors. Authors not selected as part of the author panels are encouraged to participate in the festival as vendors.
Please email questions to or call 407-882-MIRC (6472).