Colorado Author Program



Celebrate local Coloradan authors and discover the newest titles from authors all over this great state!

The Colorado Author Program is Tattered Cover's initiative to provide a space for local writers to present and sell their work.  We believe Colorado has a rich literary scene - and local authors are critical to our ecosystem.  The program is specifically designed to promote and maximize opportunities for independent and self-published novelists, poets, and playwrights and to celebrate local Colorado authors!

Interested in checking-out the current selection of works by local authors available at Tattered Cover?  Come on by our Colfax Ave. location and peruse the hundreds of local authors we have on display.

Looking to be considered in our next intake of local author submissions?  Keep reading!


Thank you for supporting local Colorado!



  • Tattered Cover accepts submissions for its Colorado Author Program twice per year.  
  • The 2 submission periods are: July 15-August 15 and January 1 - February 1.  Submissions will not be accepted at any other point during the year


CLICK HERE to read the entire Local Author Program Consignment Agreement and Book Submission Criteria. 



Please complete this Colorado Author Program Intake Form to apply for the Colorado Author Program!  We are looking forward to connecting with you and learning more about your book and your connection to our community.  Please read the entire Local Author Program Consignment Agreement and Book Submission Criteria before applying.


The Colorado Springs Tattered Cover location will begin showcasing works by local authors in the near future.  We will make an announcement with the local author program details so sign-up for our newsletter here so you don't miss it!



COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The Colorado Author Program is committed to stocking books that not only present a variety of authors based on ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and gender, but also in terms of diverse subject matter, worldviews, and literary styles. We seek books that range from traditional genre writing to experimental, edgy, and hybrid writing. We also seek a greater representation of not only novelists, but also poets, playwrights, and screenwriters.



Questions?  Please contact .  Any submissions sent to this email will not be considered.