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KJZZ Holiday Storyfest & Authors Showcase

Glendale Civic Center
Saturday, December 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Storyteller’s Main Stage
  • Author’s Stage & Book Festival
  • Children’s Stage

KJZZ 91.5 FM is adding an Authors Showcase to its second-annual StoryFest event. By participating in this event, you’ll be presented among a prestigious, professional collection of Arizona authors. Table spaces allow authors to engage with educated, community-minded members of the listening public. Authors will also have opportunities to present panels, talks, or readings on the Author stage.

Please note: applications do not guarantee participation in the KJZZ Holiday Storyfest and Authors Showcase. Any registration fees are charitable donations. All proceeds go directly to benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit organization providing audio access to information for people with disabilities. Any authors who are not selected for the event will have their registration returned to them in full.

To apply for this event, review the author guidelines and submit an application.

Author Guidelines & Criteria

Applicants should be professionally recognized authors with chapbooks or full-length works published by reputable presses or publishing houses. Additionally, applicants will also have active websites and social media platforms, with the ability to market to a larger audience. Work must be original, with appropriate credit given to source material where appropriate. Ideally, work will have been published within the last 24 months. Awards, interviews, reviews, and other forms of public acknowledgment and recognition are preferred.

Program proposals should be engaging, dynamic performances or discussions of authors’ own literary work. Programs range from 10 to 60 minutes long. Programs should not be academic or educational (in the sense of workshops or lectures), nor do they need to be holiday-themed. Please note: submitting a program proposal does not guarantee a presentation on the stage.

Authors will be selected by committee on the basis of their professional accomplishments, diversity, and strength of their proposal. All authors will be notified by November 1, 2018.

Register for a Table Space

$80 – full table (8’) / $40 – half-table (4’)
Non-refundable fee if accepted as an author/vendor