How to Submit Your Work To Kingston WritersFest for Programming Consideration

Information for Writers and Publishers

Please take a moment to read all of the information on this page before contacting us with your queries. We hope that most questions can be addressed by reviewing the information below.

Kingston WritersFest is a curated program of books and writers. There is no formal submission process or application form, nor are books prioritized on a first-come-first-served basis.

Before you submit your pitch, book, or expression of interest for consideration, please review our Kingston WritersFest Programming Policy. This valuable document will answer many of the questions you may have about applying to the festival, as well as our general approach to programming, and restrictions on accepted material.

Unfortunately we cannot accept self-published works at this time, unless the author is a member in good standing with The Writer’s Union of Canada.

Due to the large volume of submissions we regularly receive, we cannot return books sent to our office. Also be advised that our program advisory does not offer individual critiques, nor do we provide advice on publishers or how to get published. The Writer’s Union of Canada offers a helpful resources page to help get you started.

Also, we are a very small team, and receive literally hundreds of email pitches from publicists and authors each year. You are welcome to follow up with us to confirm a book that you sent has arrived at the office, but please do not send us multiple emails to ask if we’ve come to a decision about your book. Rest assured we will get in touch if we find a spot for your book in our program.

If you are interested in appearing at the Festival or you are a publisher wishing to have an author considered for future programming, please read our Programming Policy first!

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