Apply for Our Author Fair

The application deadline (Oct 15) is approaching for the 6th annual Great Writers Right Here author fair.

Tell everyone you know–share the application on social media, and forward it to your writing friends. This is a great opportunity for both established and emerging authors to connect with readers and with other authors at a high-quality, curated event. We welcome authors representing children’s books, fiction, poetry, graphic novels and nonfiction. We also welcome Kansas publishers and small presses to sell their work and connect with authors in attendance.

This event is completely free to authors and the public. Avid readers and emerging writers are encouraged to attend the fair, where they can meet you and support your work.

Complete and submit an online application form for each author by Mon, Oct 15, 2018. We will respond no later than Nov 1. Space is limited for this event.

Each author should staff his/her table, be prepared to talk about his/her books, and handle all responsibility for books sales and signing.

Author Fair Application Checklist:

  • Due by Oct 15, 2018
  • Include contact info, author biography and book blurb
  • Priority will be given to early applicants and those from Shawnee County and neighboring counties
  • Additional criteria such as publication quality, local interest and artistic merit will also be considered.
  • All decisions of the selection committee are final.

We can’t wait to host you here at the library! Please contact us at for more information.

Miranda is your Readers Librarian. She loves to talk books, and to connect readers with their next great reads. Her favorite reads are poetry, literary fiction, and speculative science fiction, and she's passionate about promoting literature written by Kansas authors. She works with library programs that support and engage writers in our community, so ask her for more information about the Local Writers Workshop and Great Writers Right Here author fair. Miranda also facilitates TALK book discussions, co-leads the BookBites book discussion group, and serves as a member of the library's Top City Reads Together team.