Author FAQ

Q: How do I register to be a featured author?

A: Submit the registration form and payment of $75. 


Q: In previous Black Ink Festivals, I was provided an expo table, where I could connect with festival attendees. How will I be featured on a virtual platform?

A: Registered authors will be invited to contribute a five-minute reading from their work during the two-day virtual festival. This will give authors an opportunity to connect with readers and promote themselves and their marketplaces.


Q: What platform will be used to host the virtual Black Ink Festival?

A: The platform has not been announced yet. The festival's committee is finalizing the plans for its virtual platform and will announce the information later this year. However, the members are committed to hosting a festival that allows for engagement and networking throughout the festival. 


Q: What is the money collected through the registrations used for by the Black Ink Committee?

A: The funds help make Black Ink Festival possible and are used for the operations of the festival including, but not limited to, programs, presentations, merchandise, platform fees and more. 

Q: Will I be able to sell my book virtually?

A: Yes, the committee is working to finalize plans for a platform that will enable the selling of books. 

Q: How many black authors will be featured? 
A: Up to 60 authors will be featured in the festival.