Saratoga Book Festival Submission Guidelines

Interested in presenting at the 2022 Saratoga Book Festival?

The Saratoga Book Festival (SBF) is planning to present between 12-16 sessions featuring published authors whose books are published within the twelve (12) months preceding the Festival. All authors who are invited to participate will be featured in at least one panel or solo session; the Festival does not feature authors for book signings only.

The SBF will assist authors with travel and hotel expenses as funds allow, BUT authors must be prepared to cover their own travel expenses.

To be considered for this year’s Festival, please submit, or have your publicist submit, all of the following:

  • A PDF and two (2) physical copies of a finished book, galley, or ARC, shipped to the address below.
  • A one-page cover letter that includes all relevant info about the book (i.e. title, subtitle, pub date, price, page count, ISBN13, genre/audience) and author bio, where they are located and contact info for them or their representative/publicist.
  • Via e-mail: Please send assets associated with book and author including jpegs of author photo, jacket art, galley letter or press release, author bio including city and state where author resides, links to reviews and relevant media coverage of the author/book, a list of past publications, awards, and additional information you consider relevant to the evaluation process.

Send physical materials to:

Saratoga Book Festival
c/o Purdy
8 Webster Ave.
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Or send PDF of the book, JPEGs of author photo and jacket art to

Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Submissions are not considered complete until we have received all required materials.

Completed submissions must be received by July 15, 2022 to be considered.

Each year we aim to ensure a vibrant mix of books from many categories and genres, on many topics and themes, and for all age groups.

Most invitations to participate will go out between May 1 and August 31. If you are selected, you will hear from us no later than September 2022. Once the full lineup for the Festival is announced in September 2022, we will no longer consider additional submissions for the Festival’s program.

Submitted materials will not be returned.