Please check back for 2021 Festival submission dates.

We hope to begin accepting submissions for the 2021 Festival in late fall of 2020


Greensboro Bound is a four-day festival which takes place annually in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. We have an open application process for authors who would like to be part of our festival.
Our 2021 dates are May 13th – 16th, 2021.

Submission process and requirements:

  • You are the author of a book that is not self-published, and has been released within the last 18 months. 
  • Provide our author selection committee with a copy of your book along with any reviews of the work. This material is not returned.
  • Our author selection committee will review open submissions and, based on programming priorities, may reach out and offer a slot/slots in our May festival line-up.


All age-range and types of books are welcomed.  The author selection committee often creates thematic panels and presentations that leverage the work of our participating authors. Past themes have included: the need for diversity in C/YA writing, contemporary Appalachian writing, the LGBTQ experience, speculative fiction, the life of immigrants, and social justice in today’s world.