2019 Wordplay submissions will be open June 1–December 31, 2018. Wordplay will present approximately 100 authors whose books are published within the year the festival takes place. Authors will be from Minnesota and beyond.
We expect a large number of submissions and are unable to respond to every submission individually or return materials sent for consideration. All authors who are invited to participate will be featured in a panel or solo session; Wordplay does not feature authors for book signings only.
Read below or download a PDF application for becoming a Wordplay author.
How is a book considered?
To be considered for Wordplay 2019, please send or have your publicist send a copy of a finished book/galley/ARC/manuscript with a cover letter and/or completed form to:
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Please note: Electronic submissions will not be considered.
When should a book be submitted?
We accept submissions of books June 1 through December 31, the year before Wordplay. While we will consider books published up to 15 months prior to the start of the festival, priority is given to books published within the festival year.
What types of books are considered?
Our goal is to provide an excellent and diverse mix of literature for all visitors and participating authors, featuring books from the following genres:
What types of books are not considered?
Wordplay focuses on the promotion of literature and Minnesota literary culture; we will not consider self-improvement, how-to, or strictly academic or religious books. We will not accept titles of any kind that exist solely in e-book format.
Should a self-published/printed author submit?
Self-published titles will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:
The consideration for self-published titles that meet the above criteria will be the same as traditionally published books, outlined above.