Now accepting submissions for #VaBook2020


We are thrilled to announce that submissions are now open for the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book, which will take place March 18-22, 2020, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia.

Each year, we invite submissions of original, published books of fiction (all genres), nonfiction, poetry, and children’s and young adult literature. Writers, illustrators, and other publishing professionals with a new book published in 2019 or early 2020 are encouraged to submit their books for consideration.

The Festival encourages submissions by individuals from diverse backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, class, and/or abilities. All genres are accepted.

Submission guidelines and the online form to submit are available at Only online submissions will be accepted. The deadline to submit is October 1, 2019.