2023 – Author Confirmation Form

This form must be completed in order to confirm an author for the 28th annual Texas Book Festival, taking place in Austin on November 11-12. 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 for each participant.

This form is set to expire on June 15. In order to move forward with our programming and continue filling out our author lineup, we cannot guarantee a session placement after the above specified deadline. If an author accepts our invitation, we strongly encourage you to submit the form below as early as possible. Author invitations are issued on a rolling basis between May and August.

Upon submitting the below confirmation form, please ship 5 finished copies of the featured book to our our office: 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 to have them sent as soon as possible. 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 the late Summer / early Fall. Please refrain from publicly announcing author placement in the lineup until then.

Festival Lineup Timeline: Midsummer – Festival lineup sneak peek (12–15 names), Early Fall: Full lineup announcement, Late September to mid October: Full schedule/program release.

Please refer to the FAQ page for publishers and invited authors for additional information on the 2023 Festival. If you have further questions, please email our Literary Director, Hannah Gabel, at hannah@texasbookfestival.org.

Thank you!