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Author Submission Portal for WOTS Toronto 2020

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The Word On The Street Toronto champions reading and writing through Canada‚Äôs largest festival celebrating storytelling, ideas, and imagination. Join us at the Harbourfront Centre at the end of September to debut new writers on your 2020 lists, or promote your bestselling Fall titles to our audience of 180,000+ engaged and dedicated readers! As the country’s largest free book festival, The Word On The Street is a low-barrier venue for author readings, panel discussions, and author-reader connections.

It is our artistic policy to support Canadian and Indigenous authors through accessible, welcoming events that prioritize marginalized voices. We program with an eye to Spring / Fall 2020 lists and an emphasis on both emerging and established writers.

WOTS programming is selected to inspire, challenge, and entertain audiences of all ages and literary appetites. We highlight local talent as well as writers from across the country in quality events in a variety of themed venues. We seek to support innovation and experimentation in writing and across art forms.


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