Local Indie Authors

Local Indie Authors

Fraser Valley is home to many independent and self-published authors, and we want to help highlight your creative work. The new Local Indie Authors collection exists to showcase the new books of writers and illustrators in our communities.

Check out books by Local Indie Authors already in our collection, and borrow one today!

Who Can Apply?

To be considered local, authors must reside in a community that has an FVRL location, or be a member of an Indigenous community within the Fraser Valley area. If you are an author who lives outside of these areas, but whose book is about an FVRL community, you can also apply.

If your book has multiple authors, or if you’re the illustrator of a book, only the person applying must be a resident. We welcome authors of any age!

Books We Accept

We accept applications for new, first edition, print books and ebooks by local authors (no subsequent editions or updates). Print books need to have an ISBN and be professionally printed and bound. Ebooks must be available for purchase from OverDrive.

We welcome applications for books about any topic (fiction or non-fiction), and for any age group. We also welcome books in any language that the library already offers.

How To Apply?

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and submit by email to localauthors@fvrl.bc.ca.

We also accept printed applications which can be delivered to any of FVRL’s 25 libraries any time the library is open. Please note we do not accept books as review copies or donations. For questions, contact localauthors@fvrl.bc.ca.

Once we've received your application, you'll hear from us within 90 days.

Please note: authors whose works are accepted into the collection are not guaranteed further opportunities for promotion or selling.


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