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For Local Writers

The purpose of the local author collection is to support and encourage content creation, entrepreneurial achievement, and community prosperity, and to encourage local authors to meet and share their work and experiences. Authors may submit a physical book as well as an eBook, if available.

Submissions are welcome from Local authors that reside in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sarasota, Manatee or Polk County). All local authors must have a valid Hillsborough County Public Library card or be a reciprocal borrower. Interested authors should complete the Local Author Agreement Form.

Be sure to take a look at the self-publishing resources in the library collection.