U.S. BOOK SHOW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

PW is putting together a rich slate of programming for the upcoming U.S. Book Show (May 23–26, 2022). To that end, we are soliciting pitches for an array of events, including editor picks panels, author panels, and keynotes. More info on what we are looking for in each is below.

The deadline for all submissions is March 4.

Editor Picks Panels

For the 2022 U.S. Book Show, we are bringing back our popular editor picks panels. The panels will cover general fiction, mysteries and thrillers, biography and memoir, and current affairs, as well as picture books, middle grade, and young adult books. There will also be a panel covering comics and graphic novels for adults and kids.

PW‘s reviews editors will choose the books to be featured in each panel, and the event format will allow for the editor of each of the chosen titles to have three to five minutes to pitch the book to the audience, a mix of booksellers, librarians, media and others in the trade. The pitches will be pre-recorded, and each panel will conclude with a live Q&A session with the editors moderated by a PW editor.

To be considered for the picks panels, please email us with a proposal outlining your major titles publishing between August 1 and December 31. Each submission should include the book title, author, the name of its editor, a synopsis of the book, a summary of your marketing and publicity plans, a digital galley if available (PDF or Word doc is fine), and a contact name and info. Please limit pitches to no more than two per imprint per category.

Send submissions to the email addresses below.

General and Literary Fiction
fiction@publishersweekly.com

Mysteries and Thrillers
thrillers@publishersweekly.com

Biographies, Memoirs, and other Personal Narratives
biomemoir@publishersweekly.com

Current Affairs and Politics
currentaffairs@publishersweekly.com

Picture Books
picturebooks@publishersweekly.com

Middle Grade Books
middlegrade@publishersweekly.com

Young Adult Books
youngadult@publishersweekly.com

Comics and Graphic Novels
comics@publishersweekly.com

Author Panels

There will be two author panels, one focused on major fall titles for adults, and one focused on major fall titles for children and young adults. For these events, which will be moderated discussions, we are interested in established marquee authors who have books publishing between August 1 and December 31.

To submit for consideration, please send an email to authorpanels@publishersweekly.com containing the book title, author, a synopsis of the book, a summary of your marketing and publicity plans, a digital galley if available (PDF or Word doc is fine), and a contact name and info. You may submit a book for consideration for both an editor picks panel and an author panel. Please limit submissions to two per imprint per panel.

Keynotes

There will be author keynotes and interviews/discussions with adult and children’s authors and thought leaders throughout the show. These sessions can be prerecorded and will be produced by PW. The format is flexible and might include a PW moderator or a book’s editor in discussion with the author or speaker. Ideally, the keynote authors will have a book that publishes in 2022, with August 1–December 31 pub dates preferred. You may submit a book for consideration for both an editor picks panel and for keynote consideration.

To be considered for a keynote slot, please email keynote@publishersweekly.com with a proposal outlining your book. Each submission should include the book title, author, the name of its editor, a synopsis of the book, a digital galley if available (PDF or Word doc is fine), and a contact name and info.

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