– Vera and Vladimir Nabokov hard at work –

They say you can’t swing a cat in North Carolina without hitting a writer.

Here at Greensboro Bound, we think that’s a good thing. After all, you can’t have a literary festival without writers!

In putting together our roster of talent for the festival on May 18-20, 2018, we are looking around and beyond North Carolina as we strive to assemble a dynamic and inclusive mix of voices and genres. We seek writers who want to read from their work, take part in panel discussions, and sign books. Additionally, we hope to find a few brave folks who might also want to experiment with something beyond the usual festival fare.

Are you in a band? Interested in cycling or crafting? Ready to lead an architecture or food walk through downtown? Itching to perform stand-up comedy in a late-night venue? Don’t be afraid to suggest non-traditional ways of talking about writing and your work.

To be considered as a festival participant, you must have had a book published in print form in 2016, 2017, or 2018 by a traditional publishing house, independent, or university press. Your book must be available for distribution at a returnable trade discount from either publisher or one of our regular distributors. (Please note: Amazon.com is not considered a distributor.)

If you are selected to participate, we will endeavor to make your time in Greensboro as fun and rewarding for you as it is for the festival attendees. We love and respect writers, and we believe in treating them right.

Invitations to participate in the festival will be issued on a rolling basis through February 1, 2018. To apply, visit our application page.