Participation in the festival is done by invitation. If you would like to recommend an author, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you think your recommendation is a good fit for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. (Before you email us, though, you may want to click on “For Authors” and read about procedural details and festival pecularities.) We really do take into consideration those who express interest — and those authors who have come one year, and would like to do so again, but we are in the wonderful, difficult position of having more authors interested in a given year than we are able to accommodate. In response to our evaluations, we’re trying to introduce many new authors each year.