Author Submissions

Submissions for our next Festival will be accepted UNTIL June 1, 2019!

MFOB features a diverse group of authors in conversations, panels, and presentations. The majority of presenting authors appearing at the festival is by invitation only. When evaluating submissions, we consider not only a book’s literary merit but also where it might fit in with other works in the festival lineup.

To be considered, the book must be published in the eighteen months preceding the festival.

Priority consideration will be given to a book published within the festival year (2019).

To apply, email ONLY the following information to

  • Author name
  • Book title
  • Publisher & publication date
  • Link to publisher’s catalog page for your book
  • Brief book synopsis
  • City and state where you live
  • Contact information for both you and your publicist

Self-Published Authors, please note:

We do not accept self-published authors for general consideration BUT if you are a local self-published author, please considering entering our Self-Published Author Contest. Click here for contest details.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to individual requests. Thank you!