Get Involved

Get Involved

We need your help to make Wordplay happen. There will many ways to get involved and help the Loft pull off this festival, whether as a sponsor, exhibitor, author, or volunteer. Save the date and get in touch!

Help Make Wordplay a Success
Volunteer at Wordplay

Wordplay runs on volunteers, and we need you! Volunteer shifts for Wordplay 2020 are now available. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Abby Frank Taylor (

All volunteers will receive one complimentary Wordplay wristband for use when not volunteering and a volunteer t-shirt.

Thank you thank you!

Reach Readers & Writers
Become a Wordplay Sponsor

The Loft is seeking sponsorship support for Wordplay. This festival is a phenomenal opportunity to reach all kinds of readers. A 2016 Pew study shows that readers are a wide cross-section of the public—urban, rural, and suburban; high, middle, and low income; baby boomers, Generation X, and millennials.

This is a great event to reach an informed and engaged audience. Please contact Mary at JRI Marketing at mary (at) or Britt Udesen at budesen (at) to learn more about sponsoring Wordplay.

2020 Submissions Now Closed
Apply to Be a Wordplay Author

Submissions for Wordplay 2020 are now closed. Wordplay 2020 will present approximately 100 authors whose books are published within the year the festival takes places. Authors will be from Minnesota and beyond.

We expect a large number of submissions and are unable to respond to every submission individually or return materials sent for consideration. All authors who are invited to participate will be featured in a panel or solo session; Wordplay does not feature authors for book signings only.

Applications for Wordplay 2021 will open June 1 of 2020.

2020 Submissions Now Closed
Become a Wordplay Exhibitor

We want to involve our local community at Wordplay. Get your business or organization in front of book lovers, families, and community members by purchasing a spot in our exhibitor fair.

Applications to exhibit at Wordplay 2020 are now closed.