Succeed2gether’s sixth annual Montclair Literary Festival, which will run from Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 8 with the Festival Day on Saturday, May 7, is seeking proposals from the community.

Writers, editors, publishers, community groups and anyone with a passion for books may submit an event proposal. The event can be a panel discussion, a solo book talk, a reading, a masterclass or something completely new and original. The proposals can be aimed at adults, children or young-adult audiences.

“We are planning to be in person outside in tents for Festival Day,” Chair of Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival Marcia Marley said. “Other events and classes may be held indoors or online via Zoom or Crowdcast, as required."

In past years, Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festiva's proposals included: “In the Zone,” a discussion about why we’re fascinated with that magical feeling of beating the odds in sports; “Going Rogue: Alternative Ways to Get Into Print,” a panel about writing and publishing journeys, featuring National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee, alongside up-and-coming writers; and “Immigrant Voices,” in which a diverse group of writers discussed the importance of sharing their immigrant perspectives.”

Submissions will be accepted via email at until midnight on Feb. 28 Decisions will be made by March 14.

More details about previous festivals can be found at