St. Mary's County Library 2018 Author Fair Application
The St. Mary's County Library invites local authors to participate in our Author Fair to be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library. This event will provide authors with an opportunity to promote, sell, and sign copies of their work, whether it is fiction, non-fiction, adult, young adult, or children's. Self-published authors are welcome and encouraged.

Authors who wish to display and sell their work at the fair must apply to participate. A completed application must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Space is limited. There will be room for 10 authors. The Library reserves the right to limit participation by selecting authors that represent a variety of genres and intended audiences. There is no cost. All applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

The following rules apply:
-You must be a published author.
-Each author must bring their own displays and advertisements. Displays must be family friendly.
-Any display materials should fit within the confines of the provided table space. We cannot accommodate banners, posters, or other wall or ceiling hangings.
-The Library will attempt to provide one table and one chair for each author. However, due to space constraints there may be two authors per table.
-You can promote and sell your books, but you cannot use the author fair to promote or sell items from any of your other businesses.
-Authors must attend the event and are responsible for their own exhibits, including any money, cash boxes, products, signs, or other items they wish to use. The Library is not able to provide change or credit card readers. There is free WiFi.
-Authors must be prepared to speak about their work and/or author experience for 10 minutes.
-All authors that are selected to present will be asked to provide a photo for publicity.

For more information, please contact Cecelia Thomas at 301-863-8188 x2009 or cthomas@stmalib.org.

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