Local Authors

We are pleased to provide a platform for our local authors so they may be discovered and enjoyed by their community, as well as support them by connecting them to resources to further their craft.

Local Author Collection

The Portage District Library offers a distinct Adult Local Author’s Collection, which can be found upon entering the adult floor of the library. Fiction and nonfiction works by local authors are grouped together. These items circulate under the same terms as our regular fiction and nonfiction collections.

If you are a local author interested in having your fiction or creative nonfiction work included in this collection, please note the following guidelines for inclusion in the Local Author’s Collection:

  • Works must be donated to the library.
  • Authors must be residents of the Southwest Michigan region
  • Materials chosen will be labeled and placed in our Local Author’s Collection.
  • Materials will be selected and maintained based on criterion detailed in our Material Selection Policy
  • All books submitted for consideration become the property of the Portage District Library and will not be returned. The Library cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage of any item.

To have your work considered for our collection, please review our Local Author Information Sheet for submission instructions.

Click here for PDL Local Author Information Sheet