How to get on the festival program
The writers who appear at the festival are selected by the festival director in consultation with a programming sub committee, a keynote speaker sub committee and with a wide variety of stakeholders including publishers and agents. Writers of all genres and output are considered. Last year, for example, one of the internet’s most popular bloggers, Cory Doctorow, was a major success at the festival. Included in the annual program are: crime writers, poets, performers, playwrights, writers for film and tv, children’s book writers and illustrators. We have writers of horror, science fiction, non fiction, literature, graphic novels, comic books and history. We invite book review and editors, biographers and philosophers.
Whilst not all writers appearing at the festival have books due to be published prior to the festival, this does help. Additionally, having a body of work that is current in terms of other forms of writing can be of assistance. We do require that writers have some experience in public presentation.
Whilst the vast majority of our writers are selected by reputation and on the recommendation of the industry professionals listed above, occasionally writers ask us how to be considered. It is possible to submit a resume of publications and experience to the festival office along with any publications available. However, it should be stressed that we cannot guarantee selection for the program, nor can we return any publications (though you can certainly arrange pick up from the office). This information should not be regarded as a call for submissions for the program.
There’s contact information on the “About Us” page at MWF.
So basically, it sounds like your publisher should send something to the Elite Powers That Be Committee. No guarantee that anything will come of it, though. But be sure to have your publisher mentions what times of year, and what years you are available.
I got this info off their website, and have also emailed the Admin. But right now, I’ve done all little me can do – I just don’t have enough clout. Please send this info on to anyone who might be interested.
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