Bangor Authors’ Book Fair & Literary Festival

Applications for the 2024 Festival

Applications are now being accepted to have a space at the 3rd Annual Bangor Authors' Book Fair and Literary Festival!

Who: Any author in Maine with one or more published full length books – both traditionally published and self-published authors are welcomed. This book fair is organized for and by Maine authors in partnership with other organizations. Authors willing to participate in multiple elements of the book fair and literary festival will be given preference. We will also give preference to authors with new books, and those in the half of the state closer to Bangor than to Portland (including: Down East, Northern, Midcoast Maine, etc.). We are also actively seeking BIPOC authors.

How: Use this form. We have rolling acceptance, so please apply early. Letters of acceptance will start going out by the end of August.

What: The third annual Bangor Authors' Book Fair & Literary Festival to meet the public, sell books, participate in programming, and network with other authors. Saturday, 12.14.2024, 10-3:30 pm, throughout the Bangor Public Library, our valued partner. Last year we hosted ~99 authors and welcomed approximately 1600 visitors. This year we expect to hold a similar event. If accepted, you will get space for a table to sell and sign books, and may have the opportunity to participate in readings and panels throughout the day. Authors should bring their own books to sell and a way to accept payments. Most authors should expect to handle their own sales, but authors may also apply separately for retail service with the Briar Patch (Bangor's Independent bookstore) which will be handled similar to most bookstore signings. The keynote speaker for the Literary Festival this year is Paul Doiron, author or the Mike Bowditch Mysteries.

Cost: Free, but we request a donation of a book for the raffle (or an equivalent donation) if you have a regular author vendor table.

Organized by: Christopher Packard, author of “Mythical Creatures of Maine” www.christopherpackard.comin cooperation with the Bangor Public Library.