Open Call for Submissions to DBF 2024



We are delighted to confirm that Dublin Book Festival 2024 will take place November 6th – 10th and, with this in mind, we are putting the call out to authors, poets, 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 writers and publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish writers and Irish published books, 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 26th, 2024.


Dublin Book Festival welcomes applications from all walks of Ireland’s literary life, and particularly welcomes applications from, or around, writers and artists typically underrepresented in Irish literature.

For any queries ahead of application, or guidance in completing the form, please do not hesitate in contacting DBF on, we will be happy to help. If you are having any trouble with the form document, simply send us the required information directly by email.


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


Successful applicants will be contacted by early May.