Dates for the Hastings Litfest this year are 30th August to 1 September.

Following on from this year’s focus on Writing for Writers, 2019’s theme will be difference and otherness.

Agents, Publishers and Authors wishing to submit proposals for LitFest 2019 are invited to send contact details and a short outline (c.250 words) of their ideas.

In particular, we would welcome the following:

  • Non-fiction authors/journalists/travel writers dealing with cultures/geographies which are not their own.
  • Authors of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Futurology, Speculative and Dystopian Fiction (including writing for children/YA).
  • Writers of fiction or non-fiction looking at health/disability (including mental health), gender, faith, spirituality, alternative lifestyles and social/cultural change.
  • Poets writing on any of the above topics.

All proposals will be considered before the end of 2018, but please be patient if you do not hear from us until January next year.

Send your email to stating “Litfest 2019” clearly in the subject line.