May 27-28, 2023
Queen’s Park Crescent
With a successful return to in-person in 2022, we are hard at work planning this year’s outdoor festival market events.
The 2023 Spring WOTS festival marketplace will take place over TWO full days, the weekend of May 27-28.
Event times: 11AM-6PM on Saturday May 27; 10AM-5PM on Sunday May 28.
Exhibitor registration is currently closed for all business categories except for food vendors!
Bookstores and Other Retailers: Companies whose primary business is the sale of books, magazines, and other retail goods.
Book Publishers & Distributors: Companies whose primary business is the publishing and/or distribution of books or electronic books. Companies offering book marketing and self-publishing services are not eligible for discounted publisher rates.
Authors: Individuals representing their own literary work, whether traditionally or independently published. Authors are limited to only selling copies of their work at the festival. To be eligible to table at the 2023 festival, Author displays must include works with a publication year of 2019-2023. Note: due to overwhelming demand, Author applications are subject to a separate review timeline than other categories.
Magazine Publishers & Distributors: Companies whose primary business is the publishing and/or distribution of print or electronic formats of one or more magazines. A magazine is a printed and bound periodical, available to the general public, and a publishing frequency of at least twice a year.
Arts Organizations: Entities that promote the arts, which are not-for-profit or charitable and are typically funded by donations from the private and/or public sector.
Libraries & Educational Institutes: Organizations that provide a service to the community and exhibit at The Word On The Street solely to market these services. Also see Literacy Lane category for charitable literacy organizations.
Literacy Lane: This section is reserved for registered and practicing not-for-profit or charitable organizations that provide training for people to improve basic and functional skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and numeracy, or those that lobby, fundraise, and raise awareness about literacy issues and donate all proceeds directly to literacy organizations. Private schools are not eligible for free space in Literacy Lane.
Writers Block: This section is reserved for organizations whose members are authors and/or writers.
Standard Booth: one 10’x10’ tent, including two (2) 8ft tables and two (2) folding chairs.
Large Booth: one 10’x20’ tent, including four (4) 8ft tables and four (4) folding chairs.
Deluxe Booth: one 20’x20’ tent, including eight (8) 8ft tables and eight (8) folding chairs.
1/2 Booth: half of a 10’x10’ booth, split diagonally (50 sq. ft. of space), including one (1) 8ft table and two (2) folding chairs.
*All booths come with sidewalls that can be set up and configured to suit individual booth display. Tables do not come with linens.
Extra 8ft tables: $25 per table
Extra chairs: $5 per chair
Wifi access: $100
Electrical power: inquire for rates
Print & Online Program Advertisement
Premium (back and inside covers): $1,500
Full Page: $1,200
Half Page: $800
Quarter Page: $500
Exhibitor Special Listing: $250
Approximately 75 words describing your business, plus one logo or photo, in the program book and on the festival website.
Available sizes vary. Inquire for details.
April Update: We are still accepting exhibitor applications, although space is limited and there are wait lists for certain categories.
Early Bird deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Booth rates will increase after this date.
Regular deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023. This is the final date to ensure inclusion in the Exhibitor listings of our festival print program.
Prior to March 1, a 50% deposit is due within 30 days of receiving an invoice in order to confirm your registration.
Final payments are due Friday, March 31, 2023.
Booth Location Assignment
Confirmation & Payment
Rates are for the full two days (May 27-28) at the festival. We are unable to offer single-day rates.
40+ titles in 2023
16-39 titles in 2023
1-15 titles in 2023
Circulation < 30,000
For questions about exhibiting at The Word On The Street, including inquiries about the waitlist, please contact Juliana Pandurevic at email@example.com.
For questions about opportunities to sponsor the festival, please contact Kim Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org