Colorado Author Program

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
  • You will be featured at the monthly Colorado Writer’s Salon, book fairs, and special events
  • You will be featured as an opening speaker for visiting national writers
  • Access to workshops and webinars at Tattered Cover





COLORADO WRITERS SALON: Our monthly showcase is the third Friday of the month (Excluding December), is a themed gathering with multiple authors which will mix music, live demonstrations, and audience interaction. This is an opportunity for authors to interact with audiences in a fun and inventive way as well as build community with other writers.

DRAMATIC READINGS: This series is designed for local playwrights to have a forum to workshop their plays (new and old), in front of an audience. The reading can be in collaboration with a theater company or independently organized. This program is slated to begin in 2022.










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