Colorado Author Program

The Colorado Author Program is Tattered Cover’s initiative to provide a space for local writers to present and sell their work, and to provide opportunities that will better position our writers to network and develop a more prominent artistic profile.

The program is specifically designed for independent and self-published novelists, poets, and playwrights. Colorado writers with national profiles and represented by larger presses can still participate in Colorado author events but would have the same process as other nationally recognized authors.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The Colorado Author Program is committed to stocking books that not only present a variety of authors based on ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and gender, but also in terms of diverse subject matter, worldviews, and literary styles. We seek books that range from traditional genre writing to experimental, edgy, and hybrid writing. We also seek a greater representation of not only novelists, but also poets, playwrights, and screenwriters.


  • Your book will be on consignment with Tattered Cover for a 3-month cycle
  • Authors will receive 60% of sales of their book during the 3-month consignment window
  • You will be featured at the monthly Colorado Writer’s Salon, book fairs, and special events
  • You will be featured as an opening speaker for visiting national writers
  • Access to workshops and webinars at Tattered Cover


COLORADO AUTHOR SIGNINGS: Join us on Sundays at 2pm to meet your Colorado authors for book signings across all of our locations. Please visit our full Event Calendar for event information.

We are currently booked for author signings through February 2022. Please check back for March event availability in mid-February.



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