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Pitching to the Festival

Submissions for the 2024 festival are now closed.

Local Writers and Storytellers  

We are inviting Northwest Territories writers and storytellers of all kinds and representing all genres and styles to submit an expression of interest in participating in the Festival.

NorthWords NWT is accepting submissions for our 2024 Writers Festival, which takes place May 30 to June 2, 2024, in Yellowknife.  The submission deadline is Saturday, March 23 at 5pm MT.

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National Authors


Pitches for the 2024 festival are closed.

If you are interested in taking part in the 20th annual NorthWords NWT Writers Festival in May/June 2025, pitches will be accepted and reviewed from July 2024 to January 2025. Please send us a detailed synopsis of your book, links to your website and social media presence, as well as any media coverage of your work. Upon reviewing your submission, we may also request a digital copy of your book.

We have on average six spots for non-local authors so if you have not from us in regards to your submission, please try to pitch us for another edition of the festival in the future.

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