Author Confirmation Form 2022

This form MUST be completed in order to confirm your author for the 27th annual Texas Book Festival, taking place in-person in Austin, TX, November 5–6. If more than one of the book’s contributors will be participating (e.g., two co-authors, or both an author and an illustrator), a separate confirmation form must be completed by or for each participant.

This form is set to expire on August 15. This invitation, as well as the link to this form, expires on this date. Expiration means that we cannot guarantee a session placement after this date. If the author accepts the invitation, we strongly encourage you to submit the form below as early as possible upon receiving it.

Upon submitting the form, please also make sure to ship 4–5 finished copies of the featured book to Texas Book Festival, ATTN: Literary Director, 1023 Springdale Road, Building 14, Suite B, Austin, TX 78721. If finished copies are not yet available, please arrange for them to be shipped once they are. These serve as desk copies for our programming committees’ reference, as copies for moderators’ preparation, and sometimes as copies used in Festival promotional/giveaway campaigns during the run-up to Festival Weekend.

Important: The details of the Festival lineup remain embargoed until they are announced to the public in late August or early September. Please refrain from publicly announcing your placement in the lineup until then.

Important dates:

  • Festival lineup sneak peek (12–15 names): Late June to mid July
  • Full lineup announcement: Late August to mid September
  • Full schedule/program release: Late September to mid October

Please refer to the FAQ page for publishers and invited authors, and if you have further questions, please contact Matt Patin, literary director, at

Note: Please email Matthew Patin, literary director, after submitting the form to confirm receipt at

Thank you!