Information for Authors and Photographers

The Vicarious Festival couldn't happen without the support of invited travel authors and photographers, so it's important we take care of you, give you an enjoyable and worthwhile weekend, and respect the value of your involvement.

Published travel authors and photographers featuring in the Vicarious Festival programme will all be offered the following:

  • £200 fee, paid in advance of the festival
  • £50 contribution towards travel expenses, also paid in advance
  • Three nights’ shared accommodation in Sparkford Hall
  • Buffet-style cooked or continental breakfast on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Sparkford Hall
  • Buffet-style evening meal on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Sparkford Hall
  • Individual table in the Authors’ Lounge marquee for book signings (books will be stocked and sold by Winstone’s of Sherborne in the festival’s on-site bookshop), or from which to sell photographic prints
  • WiFi access
  • Transport from/to one of the local stations if travelling by train

The Vicarious Festival is immersive by design and we’d like you to enjoy being part of the whole three-day event. Here’s an outline of what we’ll ask of invited travel authors and photographers:

  • Arrive before noon on Friday, 11th September
  • Remain on site until at least 7.00 PM on Sunday, 13th September (breakfast on the Monday is included in your package and you’re welcome to stay until 11.00 AM that day)
  • Deliver at least one talk (45-60 mins) or workshop (90-120 mins)
  • Take part in at least one panel discussion (45-60 mins)
  • Be available to sign copies of your work in the Authors’ Lounge marquee for 30-60 mins at least four times during the festival
  • Allow the Vicarious Festival team to include you in its live streaming, photographic and video record of the event

If you’d like to contact us to talk about getting involved in the Vicarious Festival, please use the form below or call/WhatsApp 07849 914671