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 welcome to submit new works by Ohio authors and books that are on Ohio topics. Our thirteen-member Steering Committee reviews books 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 November 5, 2016 Buckeye Book Fair, the author, illustrator, or photographer is required to meet the following criteria:

1) The author must have a new book published after the previous Book Fair's deadline (of August 2015).

2) The author's book(s) must be readily available from the publisher(s) for sale at the November Book Fair at standard retail terms. Only books from traditional publishers can be accepted. The Buckeye Book Fair does not consider self-published, on-demand, or eBook 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) to the manager at Buckeye Book Fair, 205 W Liberty St, Wooster, OH 44691. Sorry, but we cannot return review copies.


Submissions for the 2016 Book Fair must be received by August 31, 2016.

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.


Most invitations are issued to authors who are sought out by the Buckeye Book Fair. We are happy to review submitted works for possible inclusion, but because the Steering Committee must familiarize themselves with many books, this review process may take some time to complete.

If your book is selected for inclusion, you will be invited to attend the Fair. Invitations are issued on a rolling basis and all invitations will be issued by the end of September.

29th Annual
Buckeye Book Fair
November 5, 2016
9:30 to 4:00
Fisher Auditorium Wooster, Ohio
Our Sponsors

Ohio Arts Council

Wooster Book Company


D+S Distribution

Oby Kramer Skinner

Wooster Friends of the Wayne County Public Library