Please complete this form if you are a publisher or agent wishing to pitch one of your authors, illustrators, or presenters. A completed application form is required for each author/illustrator you would like the Selection Committee to consider. Selections will be made by late January, with invitations going out late January to mid-February. The new Telling Tales line-up will be launched May 1, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until December 30, 2018.

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Publicist Contact Information

Publicist First Name:*

Publicist Last Name:*


Email Address:*

Phone Number:*

Presenter Information

Presenter First Name:*

Presenter Last Name:*

Presenter Type:*

If other, please specify:

Presenter Bio*

Tell us about your presenter by including a short biography.

Presenter links

Please include links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Links to book trailers and/or videos that show their presentation style are always helpful.







Presenter Photo*

Please UPLOAD a photo, preferably a head-and-shoulder image that we can use on our website, in the program, reading list and in other marketing materials. Photo should be a minimum 300 dpi, between 1-2MB.

Presentation Details

Presentation Format*

Presentation Target Audience Age*

Presentation Target Audience Size*

Presentation Language:*

If other, please specify:

Please provide a brief description of their presentation including the creative works that will be highlighted in the presentation.*

Please describe their presentation style *

Featured Book Title




Publication Date:* (yyyy - mm - dd)

If launching in 2019, list the date when books will be available:

Target Age Range:*


Two Keyword Descriptors:* (separated by comma)


Cover Art:*

Please UPLOAD a high resolution image of the featured title. Image should be a minimum 300 dpi, between 1-2MB.

Provide any additional information about the featured title:

Please outline any significant marketing plans for the featured title including launches, book trailer, social media promotions, contesting, etc.*

Would Telling Tales be the launch of this featured title?*

What else would you like us to know about this author/title?*

Community and School Programming

In addition to the Telling Tales Festival, there are opportunities for presenters to participate in a variety of Telling Tales community and school events throughout the year.

Would the presenter be interested in participating in additional events throughout the year (between May 2019 until April 2020)?*

If yes, please indicate what seasons the presenter is available to do additional presentations.

Please feel free to provide your comments about their availability for additional engagements:


Please provide print copies of their work for review by the Telling Tales Selection Committee before December 31, 2018.

Send print materials and sample copies to:
Telling Tales Selection Committee
c/o Naomi Brun
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard, Box 2700
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

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