Thank you so much for your interest in the FOLD.
The festival roster is curated by the FOLD staff and FOLD Planning team roughly six months before a given festival.
The May Festival of Literary Diversity
If you are interested in appearing at the May Festival of Literary Diversity, pitches for this festival are taken and reviewed from September – November. Please send us an author pitch (a detailed synopsis of your book, links to your website and social media presence, as well as any media about your book). Pitches for FOLD 2024 will be reviewed from September – November 2023. Upon reviewing your submission, we may also request a digital copy of your book.
The November FOLD Kids Book Fest
If you are interested in appearing at the FOLD Kids Book Fest, our November children’s literary festival, pitches for this festival are taken and reviewed from March – June. Please send us a detailed synopsis of your book as well as links to your website, social media, and any media or reviews of your work. Upon reviewing your submission, we may also request a digital copy of your book.
Please note that we receive many more pitches than we can accommodate. We receive over 500 pitches a year and typically only have space for roughly 10% of those pitches across both festivals. If you have not from us in regards to your book, please try to pitch us for another festival in the future.
We wish you the best success with your writing!