Join us for literary wonder beneath the big sky!


The Montana Book Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Festival, September 27 - October 1 in Missoula. 

The 2017 Montana Book Festival is seeking volunteers for a variety of assignments before, during and after the festival. 

All volunteers will receive a festival button, t-shirt, tote bag and invite to a fun festival afterparty. 

Thanks for your interest!


Ends on June 1, 2017
Our festival seeks authors of fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, cookbooks and food-related topics, environmental writing and writing on Montana related nature topics, arts, architecture, history and children's literature. *Children's authors, YA authors and illustrators will not apply through Submittable - please email danam@missoula.lib.mt.us and pamc@missoula.lib.mt.us to inquire about 2017 youth events." 

Preference will be given to authors of books published between Spring 2016 and Fall 2017. All Submitters will be contacted about their application by early June.

The Montana Book Festival promotes innovative literature and Montana's unique literary culture; books on self-improvement, how-to, or books strictly of academic or religious interest will be considered but are not likely to be selected.

Self-published titles will only be considered only if the title is bound, print copies can be made available, and the author has a functioning website, professional editing and established marketing plan submitted in the Promotional Materials field.  

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your application - we look forward to reading your work!

Ends on June 1, 2017

The Montana Book Festival seeks panel proposals focused on publishing, editing, literary technology, craft and/or criticism (in fiction, poetry, nonfiction or children’s literature), regional literary concerns, diversity, pedagogy, literacy, translation, marketing, literary community (ie. book clubs, mentorship) and tributes.  

We seek special events that are original, participatory, fun and encourage engagement with a diverse audience. 

*Children's authors, YA authors and illustrators will not apply through Submittable - please email danam@missoula.lib.mt.us and pamc@missoula.lib.mt.us to inquire about 2017 youth events." 

Musicians and special entertainers may submit to the festival using this form.

Panels and events will be selected based on merit, relevancy to festival attendees, and whether the panel will contribute to the artistic, intellectual, regional, and cultural diversity of the festival.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your panel or event submission - we look forward to considering your proposal!