The Festival

  General Information 


Members of the media assigned to cover the Festival of Books may apply for media credentials in advance. It will not be possible to register as media on site at the event.

Book Prizes

Please do not send books directly to the judges. Unsolicited books will not be reviewed.


The Festival Author Committee invites selected authors to participate in readings and panel discussions. Performers for throughout the festival are encouraged to apply. All who wish to be considered for the Festival of Books are asked to email us with:

Book title
Publisher & publication date
Brief book synopsis
Contact information

Due to the volume of emails received to our programming inbox, we are unable to respond to every email sent. Should a spot for you within the 2020 Festival be available, you will be contacted by a member of the Los Angeles Times programming committee.

For interest in 2020 sponsorship opportunities.
  Apply Online 
For interest in volunteering for the 2020 festival.