Welcome, Authors and Illustrators 2017

Our steering committee invites authors and book illustrators to join us for the upcoming Take 190 West Festival on March 5th, in Killeen, Texas. The festival is a collaborative effort of the Killeen Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Killeen, and draws more than 3,000 attendees each year.

authors-in-hallOn Saturday, March 4, we will line the halls of our beautiful Killeen Civic & Conference Center with a host of authors and book illustrators. Each author and/or illustrator will be able to sign their works and chat with fans of all ages throughout the day. This is an excellent opportunity to expand the audience for your works. Most authors and/or illustrators are responsible for supplying their own inventory and handling the sale of their books. However, if your press does not allow for direct sales, please write a note on the back of your application form regarding this so that we can see if a local bookseller can make arrangements to handle the sales for you.

If you are an author or illustrator and would like to participate in the 2017 Take 190 West Festival, you will need to submit a completed application packet, and either of the following: 1) a link to an excerpt of a recently-published book, 2) a chapter from one of your recently-published books, or 3) a review about your works from a state or national magazine (reviews by individuals are not acceptable).

Incomplete applications and those submitted without payment will be returned to the sender. We anticipate being at full capacity again this year so be sure to get your application packet turned in as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Take 190 West Festival!