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Call for Authors

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society invited you
to promote your platform as an author and sell books at the World Fantasy Convention, an annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, and other creators. Worldcon is held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year. 

It is a rare treat to have this international event in the heart of Southern California. And GLAWS is honored to have secured a special table in the dealers room at this major event that draws thousands attendees over four days. Crowd at boothYou will have time available each day where you as an author will be able to promote yourself, sell, and autograph your books.

Your work will also be displayed with your personal promo stand-up on our bookcase all weekend, regardless of your time slot, and you will be promoted through the GLAWS website and advertising.

You will sell your own books and keep 100% of your sales.

In order to qualify:

  • You must be a member of GLAWS in good standing. (yes, you are welcome to join in order to qualify. Details )
  • A donation is requested to help defray the cost of the booth space and promotion with a one or more booth slots each day over 4 days (a real bargain because booths are expensive individually, and you keep 100% of what you sell)
  • Your work may be published or self-published, hard cover, trade-paper, paperback, or E-book, but must be available for you to sell and autograph at the event.
  • Your must agree to and comply with the rules of the event and GLAWS guidelines regarding sales tax and liability and as will be made available upon your acceptance.
  • You must buy a convention membership directly from WFC.
If you are already a GLAWS member in good standing: GLAWS Booth
  • Apply below.

    We will not preassign or confirm table time until October because some of our authors appear on panels, and the final assignment is often not published until right before the event. In case of multiple requests for the same spot received on the same day, GLAWS Members in good standing, receive first choice.

If you are NOT a GLAWS member:

  • You may become a member to participate. Simply apply as above with your letter, or join Online, with the requested donation of $75 for time slots all 4 days. (Slots are available, one per day. Additional slots maybe available, at no extra cost)

Time slots:

2019 Show Hours Authors
9 am - 12
Authors
12 - 3 pm

Authors
3 - 6

30 - Wed 12 noon - 8 pm   Move-in, Set up

31 - Thurs

12 Noon - 6 pm

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01 - Friday

9 am – 6 pm

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02 - Saturday

9 am – 6 pm

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03 - Sunday

9 am – 2 pm

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Pack up, move out

Two at the TableImportant Note: The "slots" refer to "chairs at the table". If you are a writing team, both of you must be a member to each have a chair at the table. We refer to these as "couples memberships". Also, the requested donation is per slot, which means per chair. If you are a writing team and both want to sell books at the tables, you must each make a donation to help cover our costs.

(FYI, we typically sit 2-3 authors at a 6'-7' table with no more than five authors at a time per two tables. We limit the seating so that each member/author has room for books, handouts, and for your comfort. We also limit seating so there are never too many authors appearing at any one time. This is to increase your visibility and chances for sales and recognition.

What NOT to do:

  • Please don't email or call that you want to apply. We use the date you apply Online for the order of applicants.
  • Please don't email or call asking if you've been accepted. Upon receipt of your letter & check, we will email you. If you do not get an email from us by October 01, then you may email to be sure we received your application.

Please be patient. Once you are accepted, you will receive a link with an overview of the event, plus periodic follow-ups with complete details. You will work with our Event Chairs, who handle operational details and answer questions.

This event will fill up quickly, so don’t be left hanging on the standby list! We will email accepted authors ASAP, so you have time to promote your appearance.

Authors will be required to collect and pay sales tax to the State of California.


You must apply for a free California Sellers Permit and submit the necessary tax form. No author will be permitted to set up without the forms having been filed in advance with the convention.

More information is available at:

http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/pub107/ https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/#Register-Renewals

In addition, all Dealers must obtain a free Business Tax Registration Certificate from the City of Los Angeles. It is likely no taxes will be owed, but registration is required. Please refer to:

http://www.business.lacity.org/start/BTRC



We look forward to another terrific event and contributing to your success as an author.

 
 

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