Local Author Procedure

Johnson City Public Library welcomes opportunities to support literary creativity and expression from our local and regional community. We are pleased to add local authors’ works to our collection when appropriate. To have your work considered, click here to download and print the Local Author Submission Form. After filling it out, submit it along with your work in-person at the Information Desk on the second floor of the Library, or mail it to:

Johnson City Public Library
100 West Millard Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
Attention: Manager, Adult Services

We apply the same criteria for the selection of work by a local author as that used for the inclusion of all other materials. Your work will be reviewed by the collection committee according to the Library’s collection development policy. This includes materials for adults, teens, and children. We are not able to discuss individual titles due to limitations on staff time. The Library reserves the right to include or exclude any title from the collection for any reason.

You will be notified by letter or email regarding the committee’s decision approximately one month from receipt of your materials. If accepted for inclusion, your work will be indicated with a local author label and found in a subject search for “local authors” in our catalog.

If your work is declined by the committee, it will be held for 14 days for you to pick up. After that time, it will be treated like a donation and become the property of the Library. Unsolicited works received by mail will not be returned.

If you wish to be considered for a program about your book, please indicate that on your submission form. The library uses its discretion regarding programming based on works that have been added to the collection.

We appreciate your interest in Johnson City Public Library!