Taking Part

Performing at the festival – guidelines

If you want to apply for consideration to take part in a future festival please note that planning begins well in advance.

The following should also be noted –

·         We do not consider any self-published book

·         We only accept pitches from a recognised publisher

·         Pitches should only be sent in July and August

·         Any other submission will not be replied to

·         Please do not send a book/pdf

·         We do not have children’s events or any workshops

Bearing ALL of the above in mind publishers should submit information on the writer’s previous publications and forthcoming publications together with links to online audio or video clips of the writer reading their work.

Emails should be sent to info@ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk and the subject line in submission emails should read: “Submission to UBF”.

Those submitting work should be aware that we receive a huge number of applications.  Only a very small number will be invited to take part at Ullapool Book Festival as we also issue other invitations. Also please be aware that the consideration process takes a good deal of time. We regret we are unable to acknowledge or return material submitted, or to notify those submitting unless and until we are able to offer them an appearance at Ullapool Book Festival. Please do not send material in the form of email attachments unless asked to do so.

 Please confirm in any submission that you have read these guidelines, otherwise we shall assume you have not and will return your submission for you to do so.  

Volunteering with the festival

Ullapool Book Festival has a team of dedicated volunteers over the festival. From time to time we may need additional bodies. The volunteers have a variety of roles – selling tickets, directing to seats, working in the tea tent on Sunday morning raising funds, keeping the toilets clean, picking up rubbish, moving chairs and tables, setting up the hall the day before, brushing and mopping floors, helping people with disabilities, and lots more – basically anything that needs doing. You should also commit to being there throughout the whole festival. It’s not glamorous! Above all you must be willing to chat with, and be welcoming to, audience members and have good local knowledge (ie be a one-person tourist information office.) If having accepted that you could be called on to do any of the above  you’d still be interested in being considered for volunteering with us when a vacancy arises, do get in touch by emailing  info@ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk  with “Volunteering” in the subject line. Please give details of what other local volunteering you are engaged in. It would also be good to know if you have a current First Aid qualification.