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Authors, Illustrators, Publishers, Merchants & Nonprofits

The DSM Book Festival is now accepting applications for local authors, illustrators and publishers to promote their work and a be a part of The Festival. Interested parties may apply online through Sunday, Jan. 16:

Accepted author, illustrator and publisher applications will be notified by Friday, Jan. 28 and accepted merchant and nonprofit applications will be notified by Monday, Jan. 31.


The DSM Book Festival wouldn't be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. For more information about how you can support this engaging community celebration, contact: 

Tiffany Tauscheck  |  Chief Operations Officer, President of Downtown DSM, Inc.
(515) 286-4954

Amelia Klatt  |  Special Events and Project Manager
(515) 286-4917

Media Inquiries

Courtney Shaw  |  Senior Vice President of Communications, Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4919

Festival Sponsors

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 Prairie Meadows Women United Logo  Des Moines public Library AViD