OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

and year round


The proposal period for the 2019 four-day celebration from October 17-20 opens on April 1st and runs through June 30th. Email your proposal to bookfest@mplfoundation.org. If you are interested in proposing a stand-alone Wisconsin Book Festival event outside that window, you can email your proposal at any time.
Full proposals should include:

  • author's name
  • book title
  • ISBN
  • publisher name
  • publication date of the book for which you are proposing an event
  • an outline of the proposed event, including potential dates
  • any review/supporting materials that could aid in our decision-making

Proposals for the fall celebration are reviewed throughout the summer.  Final decisions on accepted proposals will be made in late July/early August.  We appreciate your support and look forward to the event in the fall.

The Wisconsin Book Festival focuses primarily on hosting events for recent publications. We host events in all genres.

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