Southern Author Expo Application

Aug 1–Aug 22

Enter by August 22, 2022 for a chance to become one of our featured self-published or professionally published local authors.


Important to Note:

Selected authors will not be offered compensation or a speaker’s fee. Selected authors will need to submit a short sample (if different from the application sample) to be featured on the Library's website. Selected authors must secure copyright permissions for displayed excerpts. Authors who have participated in previous author events with Greenville County Library System need to re-apply for consideration.


Your Contact Information

Your Mailing Address

Your Writing

Upload Writing Samples

Please provide excerpts from published works in PDF or Word document form, as follows:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction | No more than 5,000 words
  • Short stories | One complete story
  • Picture book | One complete story
  • Poetry | 3–5 complete poems
  • Graphic novel | 5–7 pages
  • Cookbook | 5–7 pages
Please limit file upload size to 8MB or less.

By submitting this form, I understand that:

  • Authors who are accepted for participation in the Southern Author Expo will be asked to provide a headshot or book jacket image for use with digital publicity including the Library’s website.
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