2022 author submissions are open!

Author submissions for our 2022 Montana Book Festival are now open! This year, the festival will be held the weekend of September 15-18th, 2022. The Montana Book Festival is partnering with the Missoula Public Library for this year’s in-person events.

More details will be announced soon!

Authors, their publicists, or their agents, must submit an online application to be considered for the 2022 Montana Book Festival. This form can be used for authors looking to participate in individual and group readings, panels and interviews, and performances and other events.

The Montana Book Festival will be accepting submissions from Friday, April 15th, thru Sunday, July 17th, 2022. Festival events will begin September 15th in Missoula, Montana. We are partnering with the Missoula Public Library. Please stay tuned for more updates! 

A festival committee will consider the submissions and select the authors who will be invited to the participate in this year’s events.   

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  

Authors’ titles will be featured and/or sold in partnership with Fact & Fiction, our Missoula-based, independent bookseller.  

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

  • Printed copies can be available for our booksellers to sell;
  • The work has been professionally edited and a marketing plan is in place; and
  • The author maintains an accessible website.

Authors will be selected based on their books’ relevancy to festival attendees and whether their anticipated contribution will add to the artistic, intellectual, regional, and cultural diversity of the festival. Authors whose books have been or will be published in 2022 will be given priority consideration, but we urge all those who are interested in participating to apply! 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