Share Your Story

Our presenters are the heart and soul of Telling Tales’ programming. It is your enthusiasm and love for stories that inspire thousands of children every year to fall in love with reading. We would love to hear more about what stories you would like to present through Telling Tales. Together, we can inspire more story-lovers than ever before!

Telling Tales recognizes how vital it is that children see themselves and others reflected in stories. Each year we strive to feature a diverse roster of stories that appeal to a broad range of tastes and interests. 

2024 Book Submissions Are Now Closed.

Keep an eye on this page late fall 2024, when applications for 2025 book submissions open.

2024 Non-Publishing Presenter Applications Are Now Closed.

Telling Tales values many forms of storytelling, beyond the printed book. If you are another kind of storyteller, such as an oral storyteller, musician, visual artist, or slam poet (to list just a few) we encourage you to apply. Keep an eye on this page in the late fall of 2024, when applications will open for our 2025 festival.