Now Accepting Author Applications for Spring Book Fair!

Any Nebraska author with new works, traditionally published or self-published, in the last five years. Authors from nearby locations in South Dakota and Iowa will be considered as well.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Norfolk Public Library, 308 W. Prospect Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701


The library will provide:

·        One table and two chairs per author. Tables are 24” x 60”.  

·        Public Wi-Fi and connection to electrical power.

·        Publicity for the event.


Author Responsibilities:

·        Arrive as early as 8:00am to set up your table and be ready for the public opening at 9:00am.  

·        Bring your own books and merchandise to sell and any help or supplies needed to make those sales.

·        Bring a tablecloth, signage or any other items desired to decorate the table. 

·        Tear down displays and have all booth items removed from the room between 1:00pm-2:00pm.  

·        In lieu of a vendor fee, please provide one copy of one of your works to be added to the library collection and/or used for promotional purposes.


Based on the number of applications received, the library may select a representative sample of different types of work and authors from a variety of locations.  Only 20 authors will be selected. 


Apply now! Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, February 28. 


Brief Schedule for the day:

9am – 1pm: Author booths and Book Swap 

10am – 1pm: 10-12 minute Author Readings

1-2:30: Writing Workshop with Alex Kava

1-3: Craft opportunities, lunch options, and other independent activities

3-4: Special Presentation with Alex Kava followed by book sales and autographs

More details on the day's events will be coming soon!


Questions?  Contact Jessica Chamberlain at 402-844-2100 or