The Art Contest for 2018 is here. Check out the submission guidelines, and send us your entry by February 1st!


Thank you to everyone who made this year’s festival so incredible – the authors, the sponsors, the venue owners, the Town of Burnsville, and especially our corps of volunteers!  Save the dates – September 6-8, 2018!

                                        — CMLitFest Board of Directors


“The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is the best literary festival you will find anywhere…Other festivals may try to copy it, but it requires more than a schedule of popular authors and a solid plan of action; it requires the love of a community with open arms.  And holding the festival in the magnificent mountains of Western North Carolina in September helps a little too.”  — Kevin Watson, Press53


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