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 2021 will be opening up later in the year. 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

With Wordplay 2020 wrapped up, we've got our eyes on Wordplay 2021, which we're hoping to be able to host in person but which also may include virtual elements. Given the current state of the world, we're not sure when we'll be able to accept mailed submissions, so we're in the process of implementing a virtual channel. Please check back for that in the coming weeks or email Steph Opitz ( for more information.

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.