2023 Book Submissions Are Open

The Montana Book Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2023 celebrations, taking place September 7th-10th. Submissions will be open until June 30th, 2023. If you have a book that came out or will be coming out between July last year and September this year, we would love to read it.

Authors, their publicists, or their agents must submit an online application to have their book considered for the 2023 Montana Book Festival. 

The Montana Book Festival will be accepting submissions from Monday, September 26th, through Friday, June 30th, 2023. Festival events will take place September 7th-10th, 2023, in Missoula, Montana. We are partnering with the Missoula Public Library again in order to ensure that the festival stays relevant and accessible to Montanans of all backgrounds.

You will be asked to both upload a PDF copy of your book for review by the selection committee and send a physical copy to:

Montana Book Festival 

c/o Mountain Press Publishing Co. 

 1301 S. 3rd Street W. 

 Missoula, Montana 59801

Only books published or to be published between July 2022 and September 2023 will be considered. Older books expecting a significantly different new edition or re-press may also be considered under special circumstances. 

A festival committee will consider the submissions and select the authors who will be invited to the participate in the 2023 festival.

Authors’ titles will be sold in partnership with Fact & Fiction, our Missoula-based, independent bookseller. They will have selected titles available at all relevant author events as well as their main store in Downtown Missoula

Submissions concerning self-published titles will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Printed copies will be made available for our booksellers to sell.
  • The work has been professionally edited.
  • The author maintains an accessible website or has relevant press materials (other publications, an electronic press kit, etc.).

Books will be selected based on their relevancy to festival attendees and whether their anticipated contribution will add to the artistic, intellectual, regional, and cultural diversity of the festival. Please contact us via a Submittable message with any questions or concerns about your submission. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Montana Book Festival