In 2019, the Festival of Literary Diversity will once again be hosting the Writer’s Hub information fair, where publishers and literary organizations can network with diverse authors who are looking to submit their work. The Writer’s Hub is FREE for writers and readers to attend and will take place on Sunday, May 5, from 12-3pm in the Atrium of Brampton City Hall (2 Wellington Street West, Brampton).
Are you interested in attending the Hub as a festivalgoer or publishing vendor? See below for answers to some FAQs!
2019 WRITER’S HUB FAQs
What is the Writer’s Hub?
The Writer’s Hub is an annual event on the Sunday of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), where publishers, magazines, and literary organizations with open submission calls can interact with and network with diverse writers looking to publish their work.
When does the Writer’s Hub take place?
In 2019, the Writer’s Hub will take place from 12-3pm on Sunday, May 5.
Where does the Writer’s Hub take place?
The 2019 Writer’s Hub will take place in the Atrium of Brampton City Hall, at 2 Wellington Street West in Brampton.
I’m a writer and would like to come to the Writer’s Hub to meet publishers. How much is it?
The Writer’s Hub is free for writers to attend. In 2019 you will be asked to register for the event via Eventbrite, which will open once the FOLD schedule is revealed. Registration for the event will still be free.
I’m a writer and would like to sell my books at the Writer’s Hub. Can I?
No. The Writer’s Hub is not a sales event—it is only for networking. Only publishers and literary organizations can be vendors.
FOR PUBLISHERS/LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS
I’m a publisher or literary organization and would like to be a vendor at the Writer’s Hub. What do I need to do to be a part of the Writer’s Hub?
You can apply to be a part of the Hub via filling out the application form. Applications to the 2019 Writer’s Hub will be open from February 1 – March 1, 2019.
In 2019, due to space considerations, the FOLD Planning Team will be curating the list of vendors from the applications submitted. Applicants will be contacted in mid-March to be advised on the status of their application.
Is there a cost to have a vendor table?
Yes. Vendor tables at the Writer’s Hub are $75 each. Successful applicants will be sent an invoice for this amount after receiving notice that their application has been successful.
How will I know if I’m selected?
Confirmations will come through via email approximately 2 weeks after applications close. A representative from the FOLD will email informing you of your application status and attaching an invoice for the table fee.
What should I bring to the Hub?
Please bring information about your publishing company, journal, or organization. We
encourage organizations to bring flyers outlining submission calls or specific deadlines so that
writers can take them and keep them in mind.
Please do not bring books to sell. The Hub is an information fair and is not meant as a space to
sell books or merchandise.
I have a question that isn’t answered here. Who can I talk to?
No problem! Send any other questions you have to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look
forward to hearing from you!