Zeta Author Showcase

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the nationally recognized bookstore MahoganyBooks have partnered together to feature a Zeta Author Showcase at the Washington D.C. Convention Center. Members of the Sorority who are published authors will have the opportunity to apply for this amazing experience from 9/5/2019 – 10/30/2019. The selected Zeta Authors will have an opportunity to be featured on the Centennial EXPO “Center Stage” via an Interview or Panel Discussion and coordinate book sales/signing through MahoganyBooks after the interview or panel discussion. The Zeta Author showcase will take place during the open EXPO dates of 6/25/2020 – 6/27/2020

Zeta Author Details

  • Up to 15 Zeta authors will be selected and featured in a Zeta Author Showcase at the Washington Convention Center during the Zeta Centennial June EXPO on Center Stage.
  • Zeta Authors can apply regardless of their financial status.
  • Traditional, Self and Independently Published books will be considered.
  • A Center Stage interview or panel discussion with each Author will be scheduled during the time from 1:30-2:30pm on Thursday, June 25; Friday, June 26; or Saturday, June 27.
  • The interview or panel discussion schedule will be determined by MahoganyBooks.
  • Zeta Authors will work with MahoganyBooks to sell their books and must be available for at least an hour following their interview to sign books and/or at another time agreed to by MahoganyBooks and the Zeta Author.
  • Zeta Authors are not allowed to bring their own book supply to the Washington D.C. Convention Center and must have them facilitated by MahoganyBooks per their direction in advance of the event.
  • An Author agreement with MahoganyBooks will include payment terms and details.
  • MahoganyBooks will determine the number of copies of a book(s) that an Author can provide for the Centennial EXPO.


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Zeta Author Showcase Timeline

9/5/2019 – 10/30/2019:
Accepting Submissions

Approved Zeta Authors Announced

6/25/2020 – 6/27/2020:
Zeta Author EXPO Interviews / Panel Discussion