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Are you an author or group looking to be featured at Get Lit! Festival in 2021? Do you have an idea for an event that you would like to be part of? You're in luck! You can submit here to be part of our 23rd annual festival. The Get Lit! Festival presents readings, writing workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, poetry slams, book launches, and other events.

This year, we are planning to present a wide array of digital content, so we ask that all submissions include details about how authors plan to present content from home, using their own technology. Some possibilities: Zoom panels, pre-recorded readings, live craft classes via webcam… the virtual world is your oyster! Please include as many details as possible, including how you will create this content (i.e. cell phone camera, cell phone app, computer software, Zoom, etc.) and who will be involved.

If you’d like to be involved with Get Lit! 2021, please submit a CV (if applicable) that includes contact information, web address, list of publications by genre, prizes and awards, and other relevant experience. We also request a digital ARC of your work or a PDF sample (if applicable), along with a brief cover letter. If you are interested in presenting a panel discussion, it is best to submit an idea for a complete panel with 3-5 panelists and a moderator. The more information you can give us in your submission the better!

Please note that while many of our authors and events are chosen from this "slush" pile, we do also personally invite many of our headlining authors each year. As a non-profit program, we are unable to offer all of our authors financial compensation; however, we will have some financial assistance available for those who apply for financial aid. These funds are limited and are reserved mainly to assist in off-setting travel expenses.

Note that we are especially interested in featuring the following:

  • Writers of color
  • LGBTQ+ writers
  • Variously-abled writers
  • Events/authors focusing on environmental justice
  • Events/authors focusing on criminal justice and incarceration
  • True crime authors/events
  • Translation/International themes
  • Film/screenwriting
  • Nonfiction writers, especially memoirists
  • Events/authors that cross genres
  • Events/authors that combine writing with music/art
  • Events dealing with gaming and world building
  • Topics/themes related to being a writer/artist in the current pandemic
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