Toronto Lit Up: Now accepting submissions for Fall 2024

Toronto Lit Up: Now accepting submissions for Fall 2024

1:01pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

June 24, 2024 marks the opening of a new call for submissions period for Toronto Lit Up (TLU). This Call for Submissions is seeking book launches taking place October 2024 and March 2025. Toronto-based authors and their publishers who are launching new books within these dates are invited to apply for participation in the Toronto Lit Up programme. 

The call for submissions closes at 5pm ET on August 2, 2024. 

Programme Benefits 

Toronto Lit Up participants will receive the following programme benefits:  

  • Financial support for a public book launch celebration taking place in Toronto within the season dates.  
  • Publicity support to promote the book launch celebration to the public. 
  • An honorarium fee for the author and select additional artists (performers, interviewers, hosts, etc.) participating in the book launch event.  

Eligibility Requirements 

Books: 

  • All genres may apply, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, short story, graphic novels, literature for young people, cookbooks, gardening books, sports-related stories, satire and much more.  
  • Books must be published within three (3) months of its anticipated launch event date. 

Authors: 

  • Authors must have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to their book launch date, and also be a current resident (defined as living in Toronto for at least eight months of the year). 
  • The City of Toronto is defined by its 1998 Amalgamation: Steeles Avenue to the north, Rouge River to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and Etobicoke Creek/Highway 427 to the west. 
  • As TLU is a Toronto Arts Council (TAC) partnership, the programme is designed to represent the residents of the City of Toronto and its equity priority groups, which include those who identify as persons of colour, deaf persons, persons with disabilities and persons living with mental illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP, as well as other historically underserved writers.  
  • Self-published authors who identify with one or more of TAC’s equity priority groups and are members of The Writers Union of Canada are also welcome to apply. 

Launch Celebration Event: 

  • Events must take place between October 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025. Exceptions may be granted in the case of extenuating circumstances. 
  • Events may take place anywhere within the City of Toronto. 
  • Must be open to the public and free to attend.     
  • Event formats may include panel discussions, readings, one-on-one interviews, and/or interdisciplinary presentations held on-location or virtually. 

Publishers: 

  • Publishers may submit more than one author per programme season. 
  • Publishers can be based anywhere as long as the author lives in Toronto. 

Eligible submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Toronto Lit Up selection committee, composed of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Ian Keteku (OCAD University), Samia Madwar (The Walrus) and Hazel Millar (Book*hug Press). 

HOW TO APPLY 

  1. Review the eligibility requirements 
  1. Respond to the call for submissions by completing an online proposal on or before Friday, August 2, 2024 at 5pm, ET. 
  1. Submit your proposal by completing the following Jotform link: https://www.jotform.com/241554567319261  

What we ask you to include: 

  • Author name 
  • Author bio 
  • Debut author status 
  • Publisher 
  • Book title 
  • Book summary 
  • Genre 
  • Publication date 
  • Anticipated event details (e.g., type and format of event, tentative venue, dates and time) 

CONTACT: 

Email: TorontoLitUp@festivalofauthors.ca 

Follow along on social media at @festofauthors and through #TorontoLitUp  

June 24, 2024 marks the opening of a new call for submissions period for Toronto Lit Up (TLU). This Call for Submissions is seeking book launches taking place October 2024 and March 2025. Toronto-based authors and their publishers who are launching new books within these dates are invited to apply for participation in the Toronto Lit Up programme. 

The call for submissions closes at 5pm ET on August 2, 2024. 

Programme Benefits 

Toronto Lit Up participants will receive the following programme benefits:  

  • Financial support for a public book launch celebration taking place in Toronto within the season dates.  
  • Publicity support to promote the book launch celebration to the public. 
  • An honorarium fee for the author and select additional artists (performers, interviewers, hosts, etc.) participating in the book launch event.  

Eligibility Requirements 

Books: 

  • All genres may apply, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, short story, graphic novels, literature for young people, cookbooks, gardening books, sports-related stories, satire and much more.  
  • Books must be published within three (3) months of its anticipated launch event date. 

Authors: 

  • Authors must have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to their book launch date, and also be a current resident (defined as living in Toronto for at least eight months of the year). 
  • The City of Toronto is defined by its 1998 Amalgamation: Steeles Avenue to the north, Rouge River to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and Etobicoke Creek/Highway 427 to the west. 
  • As TLU is a Toronto Arts Council (TAC) partnership, the programme is designed to represent the residents of the City of Toronto and its equity priority groups, which include those who identify as persons of colour, deaf persons, persons with disabilities and persons living with mental illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP, as well as other historically underserved writers.  
  • Self-published authors who identify with one or more of TAC’s equity priority groups and are members of The Writers Union of Canada are also welcome to apply. 

Launch Celebration Event: 

  • Events must take place between October 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025. Exceptions may be granted in the case of extenuating circumstances. 
  • Events may take place anywhere within the City of Toronto. 
  • Must be open to the public and free to attend.     
  • Event formats may include panel discussions, readings, one-on-one interviews, and/or interdisciplinary presentations held on-location or virtually. 

Publishers: 

  • Publishers may submit more than one author per programme season. 
  • Publishers can be based anywhere as long as the author lives in Toronto. 

Eligible submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Toronto Lit Up selection committee, composed of Ayesha Chatterjee (past president, League of Canadian Poets), Ian Keteku (OCAD University), Samia Madwar (The Walrus) and Hazel Millar (Book*hug Press). 

HOW TO APPLY 

  1. Review the eligibility requirements 
  1. Respond to the call for submissions by completing an online proposal on or before Friday, August 2, 2024 at 5pm, ET. 
  1. Submit your proposal by completing the following Jotform link: https://www.jotform.com/241554567319261  

What we ask you to include: 

  • Author name 
  • Author bio 
  • Debut author status 
  • Publisher 
  • Book title 
  • Book summary 
  • Genre 
  • Publication date 
  • Anticipated event details (e.g., type and format of event, tentative venue, dates and time) 

CONTACT: 

Email: TorontoLitUp@festivalofauthors.ca 

Follow along on social media at @festofauthors and through #TorontoLitUp  

1:01pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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