Non-Fiction Author Fair | Author Applications

Call for Authors for Non-Fiction Author Fair set for Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Central Library located at 211 Second Street Elyria

The Non-Fiction Author Fair will be on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

All non-fiction local authors are invited to participate in a new book fair at EPLS Central located at 211 Second St. The book fair will include panel discussions, writer mini-workshops, and an authors row.

Deadline | Deadline for applications is Friday, November 5, 2021.

Application Process | Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, October 1, 2021. See options for applying below. Starting early-November, the Library will begin contacting authors for a brief interview. Interviews will be completed by mid-November, and selected authors will be contacted.
Note: not all authors will be contacted for an interview; not all authors will be selected.

Rules and Expectations

  1. You must be a resident of Ohio.
  2. You must be a published non-fiction author as of October 1, 2021. 
  3. The fair is limited to authors who have at least one published print book. You will be expected to bring a copy with you to the interview.
  4. You must complete out the application linked at the bottom of this page. One application per person.
  5. The application asks you to list up to three published books. If you have more than three, please choose any three of your published books.
  6. The author is the person expected to host their table in the authors row. Assistants are welcome.
  7. If you have a disability, please note it in the application, so the Library can accommodate you.
  8. If you are under 18, the name of a legal guardian must be listed in the application. This guardian must also accompany you to the program and will be the person to whom all Library correspondence will be sent.
  9. Selected authors must sign an agreement with the Library. A copy of the agreement is available here.
  10. Selected authors will have their photo taken and be asked for a brief 100 word biography for the Library to use in promoting the event.
  11. The author is responsible for handling their own monetary transactions. 
  12. The Elyria Public Library is not responsible for damaged or stolen items.
  13. The Library will provide each author a table, two chairs, tablecloth and signage for the table. Due to space limitations and public safety, all materials provided by the author must fit on the table.
  14. The selected authors agree that the Library may use their names, title(s) of their book(s), cover art, images, biography, and website address in any promotional materials for the event.


Apply Today! | Click here to apply via online form. - OR - Click here to apply via downloadable form and email submission.

Questions? | If you have any questions, please contact Programs & Marketing Manager Jennifer Harmon at or call 440-323-8698.