Author Submissions

Thank you for your interest in NTTBF! We will be accepting pitches for authors interested in participating at NTTBF18 from September 1-15, 2017. At this time, we will only be considering pitches directly from publicists for young adult and middle grade titles. We will not be accepting self-submitted author applications for the 2018 festival. Please send submissions to Dr. Rose Brock at

Ever wanted to know how to host your own author visit at your school or library?

Then we've got the training for you!

When: Wednesday, June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Dr.
What: The NTTBF steering committee and authors well versed in school/library visits will share their insights on how to start your own author visits in your school or public library, what makes for a good author visit, and steps to take to ensure an author visit is a success. Sign up with Region 10 or 11 today! 

Details below:

The focus of this symposium is to how to successfully plan and host author visits at schools and public libraries. Attendees will learn about best practices from members of NTTBF’s steering committee, as well as other area librarians. Authors Kendare Blake, Ally Carter, Roshani Chokshi, Jeramey Kraatz, Alex London, and Julie Murphy will share their impressions on successful school and library visits and offer an opportunity for Q and A about author appearances. Attendees completing this training will also learn more about NTTBF18 school outreach opportunities, and they will receive a tote bag with a book from one of the featured authors and author visit related swag (while supplies last). Author signing and additional book sales directly following discussion.

Registration links:

Region 10:

Region 11:

NTTBF YA Author Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Mark your calendars and save your appetites for the first annual North Texas Teen Book Festival YA Author Luncheon March 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature four of YA fandom’s most engaging authors, Jason Reynolds (Ghost), Veronica Roth (Carve the Mark and Divergent series), Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star) and Jeff Zentner (Goodbye Days) for fun conversation, a Q&A session and book signings. Tickets are $50 per person, and cover the cost of admission and a plated lunch.

Educator Day Registration Opens

The link for Educator Day is now open! March 3 our FREE day of keynotes, breakout sessions, and book buzz events returns. It features 30 of our #NTTBF17 authors in classes led by Sam Houston State University professors. Earn 6 hours of CU credit. 

Region 10 Registration

Region 11 Registration

*If you are not located within Region 10 or 11 Educational Service Region areas, then feel free to choose either link to sign up.