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3rd Season of The Inner Loop's Author's Corner Program!

The Inner Loop is gearing up for another season of Author’s Corner, a physical and digital marketing campaign for DC-area authors, featuring a recently published work from a small- to medium-sized publisher each month. Our goal is to give up-and-coming authors a leg up in the competitive business of literary marketing by treating their published work like a national bestseller. We are featuring six writers this year, one each month for six months, through interviews on our YouTube channel, paid Facebook and Instagram promotion, a highlighted slot at our monthly reading, a dedicated blog post on our website, a guest spot on our podcast The Inner Loop Radio, and more.

Selection Process and Schedule

​To Apply:

We want to help your book find its readers. If your book was or will be published anytime between November 2022 and November 2023, and you live in the DC metro area, please email with the following information, itemized as such:


  1. Title of work

  2. Genre of publication

  3. Press, including a short description of the publisher

  4. Pub date

  5. A short synopsis of the book

  6. Page count and word count

  7. 1-2 blurbs, if applicable

  8. Your bio

  9. How you would benefit from your inclusion in the Author’s Corner program (3-5 sentences)

  10. Contact information, including any social media handles and website

Unfortunately we can't feature every writer we connect with, but if you are not selected to participate this round, stay in touch and we will do our best to support you and your book in any way we can!

We are on a truncated schedule this year, so proposals will need to be submitted by April 14, 2023. Applicants will be notified by April 28, 2023 if they have been selected to participate in the program. 


Additional details/requirements:

  • Writer writes a guest article for the Washington Independent Review of Books.   

  • Writer attends and reads at our monthly reading.

  • Writer records a podcast in person in Hyattsville, MD.

  • Writer may be asked to participate in a panel or other events outside of their featured month.

  • Writer should cross-promote other writers participating in the program and re-share related social media posts from The Inner Loop and our partners


Note - Please apply only if you are available to attend multiple events in person in and near Washington, DC for a full month between May and October. Events will be during evenings and weekends.

​Please direct any other inquiries via email to Lena at and include "Author's Corner 2023" in the subject line.

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