Colorado Author Program


NOTE: Due to Covid 19's effects on operations and staffing, we have made the decision to pause the Colorado Author program until summer 2022.  
We will honor all authors who were accepted into the program in the summer.  

If you would like us to return your books - please send an email to
Please note that books returned will not be eligible for resubmission when the program begins again.  

We will be paying out invoices on books sold at the author's request.  Please allow us time to process orders.  

Local authors remain central to Tattered Cover's mission as a community organization.  We will bring the program back. 
And we hope it will be better than ever.  To accomplish this feat, we do need to pause for the next few months.  

Thank you for your understanding.


The Colorado Author Program is Tattered Cover’s initiative to provide a space for local writers to present and sell their work, and to provide opportunities that will better position our writers to network and develop a more prominent artistic profile.

The program is specifically designed for independent and self-published novelists, poets, and playwrights. Colorado writers with national profiles and represented by larger presses can still participate in Colorado author events but would have the same process as other nationally recognized authors.

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.



  • Your book will be on consignment with Tattered Cover for a 3-month cycle
  • Authors will receive 60% of sales of their book during the 3-month consignment window
  • Access to workshops and webinars at Tattered Cover



We are not currently taking submissions for events. 



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