Prospective 2018 Authors

If you are interested in submitting a book for consideration for the September 28 -29, 2018 Festival, please submit your book and proposal after November 1, 2017 to:

History Book Festival

Attn: Author Selection Committee

205 Second Street, Suite 6

Lewes, DE 19958

The all-volunteer Author Selection Committee will review submissions between November 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018. Invitations to participate will be issued later in the Spring 2018.

The criteria for 2018 author eligibility are as follows:

  • • All work, whether fiction or non-fiction, must have a meaningful historical context.
  • • All work must be original and duly copyrighted. 
  • • Preference is given to authors with recently published books.
  • • HBF does not accept self-published authors.


Independent Authors

The History Book Festival steering committee values rich local community of independent writers and we want to do to support the local writing community. In this inaugural year, a free event is being organized to benefit writers: A Conversation with literary agent, Deborah Grosvenor. Limited space available.

For the 2017 History Book Festival, a few local authors were invited to participate in a local authors signing table to see how that works for them and for the Festival (those author selections are now closed). If that goes well for all, the aim is to extend this opportunity to others in future years. Regardless, additional avenues will continue to be developed to engage with and serve the local writing community.