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2025 Authors in Schools Application


Each year starting in July, authors may apply to be considered as an in-school presenter. There is no cost to apply. Applications are accepted until early September. Soon after, the educators meet to review the books and authors who have been submitted, and to select those they believe will fit best with their student curriculum and interests.  

The book festival buys selected books for each of the students. The festival does not pay an honorarium, nor for transportation or accommodation of selected authors. It is recommended that selected authors also register for a paid space in the festival's Author Expo that takes place the following day.

We urge all applicants to read the instructions carefully and adhere to our requirements. An Authors in Schools presenter MUST be available for the entire day, and present to as many students, sessions or classes as the school may require during the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. 

Important Information. Please read completely before continuing, and then click "start my application" to begin the application process.


To be considered as a presenter in our Authors in Schools Literacy Program, you must complete this application and submit it with the required materials.  Please note that our Nassau County Educators handle the selection process.  It is essential your book relates to the teaching curriculum of the schools.  Story/content that does not further or complement the curricula is not likely to be selected. 


REQUIRED. For your application to be considered complete:

  1. Your online application must include two photos: (a) An author headshot, and (b) The book cover associated with this application.  Both images must be in a JPG format.

  2. Separately, you must send two copies of your book to the address provided. We must receive your books no later than September 1, 2024.  These books will be the property of AIBF and will not be returned.

PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to submit more than one book for consideration, YOU MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH BOOK.

Send your books to: 

AIBF/Authors in Schools Literacy Program

PO Box 15286

Fernandina Beach, FL 32035


  • There is no fee required to apply for this program.

  • Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  • AIBF will not consider incomplete applications or applications that do not follow these requirements.

  • The deadline for receiving the completed applications and the books is September 1, 2024

  • AIBF will notify you of your applications acceptance or rejection via email on or before November 15, 2024.

  • If you are selected, AIBF cannot pay honoraria, nor reimburse for transportation or accommodations. However, if selected, we will buy the selected book for each of the students to whom you will present.

  • If you are selected, you agree to actively promote your participation in this program and tag/mention the Amelia Island Book Festival in your social media posts and any other marketing activities undertaken by you.

Thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile program!

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