The 2020 Festival submission process is CLOSED.
Please check back for 2021 Festival submission dates.


Greensboro Bound  has an open application process for authors who would like to be part of our annual four-day festival which takes place each May in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. The dates for this year’s festival are May 14th – 17th, 2020.

We will accept submissions between November 4th, 2019 – January 1st, 2020  Selection announcements will be made in mid-February.

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.