The Buckeye Book Fair is one of Ohio's foremost literary showcase events that offers extensive statewide publicity and a proven audience of book buyers. Ohio authors and their publishers are encouraged to submit new works by Ohio authors and books that are on Ohio topics. Our thirteen-member steering committee reviews submissions on a monthly basis. Authors participate by invitation only. There is no fee for authors to participate; nor does the Buckeye Book Fair provide honorariums or cover travel expenses.
To participate in the Buckeye Book Fair, the author, illustrator, or photographer is required to meet the following criteria:
1) The author must have a new book published since the previous Buckeye Book Fair.
2) The author's book(s) must be readily available from the publisher(s) for sale at the November Book Fair. Only books from traditional publishers will be accepted. The Buckeye Book Fair cannot consider self-published or print-on-demand titles.
3a) The author must be an Ohio native, resident, or have a significant tie to Ohio, or 3b) have a book on an Ohio topic, or 3c) be a nationally recognized author on a fall tour.
How to Submit
To be considered, please submit a review copy of the book (galleys are permitted if the book is not yet printed) by the end of August to the manager at Buckeye Book Fair, 205 W Liberty St, Wooster, OH 44691. Sorry, but we cannot return review copies.
The Review Process
If you and your book meet the qualifications, the Buckeye Book Fair steering committee will review your book for possible inclusion in the Fair. The steering committee uses a number of criteria to evaluate books for inclusion. Since the Fair can accommodate fewer authors than requests received for attendance, entrance is competitive and books that meet all the qualifications of inclusion may be declined. Our goal is to make the Buckeye Book Fair the best experience it can be for the visitors and the authors.
If your book is selected for inclusion, you will be invited to attend the Fair. Because the steering committee must familiarize themselves with many books, the review process may take some time to complete. Invitations are issued on a rolling basis and all invitations will be issued by the end of September.