Toronto Lit Up Winter/Spring 2022 Submissions Now Open
Published on August 5, 2021
Winter/Spring 2022 Season Call For Submissions
Submissions accepted: August 5 – September 5, 2021
For book launches taking place: January – June, 2022
The Toronto Lit Up Committee is now accepting submissions for the Winter/Spring 2022 programming season, taking place between January and June, 2022. Torontonians who will be published authors within three months of the season dates, and their publishers, are invited to apply for book launch support. The submission deadline is September 5, 2021.
Toronto Lit Up support includes promotional assistance and funding for qualifying book launch events that are open to the public and free to attend. The committee will consider a wide variety of event formats, including readings, interviews, panel discussions, and multi-disciplinary performances. In addition to supplementing event expenses, authors will receive a C$200 honorarium. Toronto Lit Up encourages publishers to include honorarium fees for any additional artists (performers, interviewers, hosts, etc.) in their event fee proposals.
After moving exclusively to virtual event formats in 2020, Toronto Lit Up will once again welcome submissions for book launch events that are held live and in person in 2022. Consideration will be given to health and safety event protocols and compliance with Toronto Public Health guidelines.
All submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Toronto Lit Up Committee, composed of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Alison Jones (Quill and Quire) and Hazel Millar (Literary Press Group). Decisions by the committee are final.