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Local Author Showcase 2017 Application

Local Author Showcase 2017 Application
The Portsmouth Public Library’s Local Author Showcase is a great opportunity to promote published work, connect with fans, and talk shop with other authors. Authors of all genres and for all audiences are welcome, including self-published authors.

Applications must be received by October 2, 2017 at 5:00pm. Submissions will be sent to Katie Williams of the Portsmouth Public Library.

The Library reserves the right to select participants and will give preference to Portsmouth Public Library card holders. Selected participants will be notified by October 6, 2017. For more information, call (740) 354- 5688 extension 10513.


Please list all published books you wish to display and/or sell at the fair (limit 4):

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Event Rules:

  • Due to limited space, a maximum of 8-10 authors will be selected to participate in the showcase. Authors selected to participate will be notified by October 6, 2017.
  • Authors may display and sell their creative works at the fair. However, the Portsmouth Public Library reserves the right to select and allow what works may be sold.
  • The Portsmouth Public Library will assign one table with two chairs to each participant. The library reserves the right to assign tables that best serve the needs of the library and to best showcase the participant. Tables measure 6’ x 3’.
  • Only the author and one pre-arranged guest of their choice are allowed to sit behind the table or be in the area reserved for authors.
  • Authors are responsible for tablecloths, cashboxes and change. The Library does not have the capability to accommodate credit card transactions for authors.
  • Authors are responsible for all display materials. Display boards should fit in the confines of the table space. The Library does not have the ability to accommodate banners, posters or other wall hangings.
  • Authors are responsible for all personal belongings and materials, and for transporting all materials to and from the library. The Library is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property.
  • The Library will promote the event as a library program and will not endorse, promote or spotlight any one author to the exclusion of others.
  • The Portsmouth Public Library cannot guarantee it will add an author’s work to its collection due to the participation of the author in the Local Author Showcase.
  • Each author will be given 5 minutes to read an excerpt from their work and/or give a brief overview of their work and self.
  • For publicity purposes, all Showcase participants will be asked to submit their photograph, a short biography and the titles, cover photographs and brief summaries of their publications.
  • By signing below, if I am chosen to participate, I agree to abide by the guidelines on these pages and by the Portsmouth Public Library’s Behavior Policy. I understand that the submission of this application will not necessarily result in my participation in the Portsmouth Public Library’s Local Author Showcase.