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Author Application

Updated 6/17/23: Our 2024 lineup is currently full, so all new application submissions will be added to our waitlist. Space may become available between now and October, but we cannot guarantee it. If selected to join us, we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you!

This application is for authors and publishers only. If you are a product-selling business, please see this form. Every author/publisher wishing to join us at Imaginarium Book Festival must have published at least two books that fit primarily in the genres of fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi. We will only be considering applications with these genres. Romance novels will be accepted as long as they also fall into the fantasy, paranormal, or sci-fi genres. IBF is a kid-friendly event, so we do not accept erotica titles or products. Please understand that filling out this interest form does not guarantee your participation in the festival. All payments are non-refundable and table spaces are non-transferable. In the event that we must cancel the festival under circumstances out of our control, we will refund payments minus the deposit.


A full table is six feet long and comes with two chairs for the exhibitor and their assistant. A half table is also six feet long, but is shared between two exhibitors with only two chairs available for each exhibitor. Each exhibitor is permitted to attend with one(1) assistant, who will receive a lanyard badge. If your assistant would like access to festival perks and events, they must purchase their own event tickets.


Please understand that filling out this application is not a guarantee of acceptance or space. If selected to join us, we will email you with a formal invite and directions to make your first deposit within 15 days. All payments must be made through PayPal. Please see our FAQ if you have any immediate questions.

Things we may consider: 

  • Book cover art and design

  • Social media content and presence 


When: June 7-8, 2024

Where: The National Press Club

Bookseller: Barnes and Noble Fairfax

Table Fees:

  • $500 for a full table (2-DAY)

  • $250 for a half table (2-DAY)


Team Imaginarium

Products & Services (check one)

Genre (MG, YA, NA, Adult)

Check all that apply.

Will you have an assistant?

Additional Questions or Comments

Thanks for submitting!

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