Open Call for Submissions to DBF 2023


We are delighted to confirm that Dublin Book Festival will take place November 8th – 12th 2023 and, with this in mind, we are putting the call out to authors, illustrators, publishers, cultural organisations and community groups to get in touch with an expression of interest to participate in the festival.

Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.

Download our Submissions Form and send the requested information via email to by Friday April 7th 2023. 

We welcome submissions from all walks of Irish life and look forward to hearing from you!


We wish to take this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge another year of funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, without whose support the festival wouldn’t happen.


Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of April.

If you are having any trouble with the form, simply send us on the required information directly by email.