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DEADLINE Oct. 1: Books submitted so far to the 2022 Oregon Book Awards

The deadline to submit titles to the 2022 Oregon Book Awards is Friday, October 1, 2021. Full guidelines and applications are available here.

Here is a list of titles submitted as of Friday morning, September 23, 2021. Titles are listed by category and are in alphabetical order by title. Please note today’s post will not be updated, but after the October 1 deadline, a complete list of all books submitted will be posted.


A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus

A Simple Thought of Sanity by C E Huntingdon

A Small Crowd of Strangers by Joanna Rose

After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Albert’s Adventures in Willy World by Scott Kaiser

An Irish Wife by Deborah Lincoln

Committal by Irene Cooper

Constellations of Scars by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Dangerous Freedom by William Dean

Fire in the Night & Other Stories by Dick Morgan

Fisken by J. Finnigan

Five Years Later by Sarah Kraft

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons: Stories by Keith Rosson

Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan

From the Caves by Thea Prieto

Give My Love to the Savages: Stories by Chris Stuck

Haight St. by Pierre J. Ouelette 

In Beta by Prescott Harvey

In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

Interstitial by Thomas Lance

Jillian in the Borderlands by Beth Alvarado

M-theory by Tiffany Cates

One of Us: Stories by Scott Nadelson

Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art by Deborah Reed

Pandora’s Last Gift by Kim K. McCrea

Q & A by M. Allen Cunningham

Sensored Souls: The Secret Life of a Mind-Hacking Neuroscientist by Jen L. Hanson

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Dan Armstrong

Summer of Smoke by Josh Gross

The Changer by David Hedges

The Domain of the Dead by Scott Herring

The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin

Utah: A Novel by Levi Rogers

We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange

We Are Watching Eliza Bright by A.E. Osworth

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

While White Men Sleep by Alderin Ordell


“last confession”  by Frank Rossini

Again by Jennifer Perrine

Breaking by Brittney Corrigan

Callie Comes of Age by Dale Champlin

Closer to Thrones by Christopher Keller

Daybreak on the Water by Gary Lark

Etude for Belonging: Poems for Practicing Courage and Hope by Bethany Lee

Finding Lost Pond by Pamela Mitchell

Fjords vol. 2 by Zachary Schomburg

From Friend to Wife to Widow: Six Brief Years by Diana Coogle

Happy LGBTQ Wrath Month by Timothy Arliss OBrien

Helas Hellas Persephone by Laura Tattoo

In the Boarding House for Unclaimed Girls by Toni Thomas

In the Kingdom of Longing by Toni  Thomas

Insomnia: A Middle-of-the-Night Haibun Collection by Lauren Bartleson

Incomplete Maps by Judy R. Sebastian

Instrument by Dao Strom

Learning to Love a Western Sky by Amelia Díaz Ettinger

Light Sleeper by Coleman Stevenson

Lovability by Emily Kendal Frey

Mind Full and Growing by Michael Eric Jonas

My Wilderness by Maxine Scates

November Reconsidered by Marc Janssen

Pax by Annie Lighthart

Perigee Moon by Margaret Chula

Poetry for the People by Sandra de Helen

Proof of Stake: An Elegy by Charles Valle

Roadworthy by Dave Mehler

Singer Come from Afar by Kim Stafford

spare change by Irene Cooper

Stronger Than the Current by Mark Thalman

The Baby and the Seed by Leland Bud Beamer, MD

The Great Hunt and other poems by Patricia Wixon

The Things We Don’t Know by Toni A Thomas

When We Talk of Stolen Sisters by Jessica Mehta

Words of Change by Carl Scott Harker


A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry

Abby Invents The Foldibot by Dr. Arlyne Simon

Chickens on the Loose by Jane Kurtz

Eleanor Makes Her Mark by Barbara Kerley

I Do Not Like Yolanda by Zoey Abbott

Inside Out Pirate Ship by Paul Beck

Listen by Gabi Snyder

Lucy’s Blooms by Dawn Babb Prochovnic

Mighty Little Thor: A Fawn Lost Then Found by Dawn Rasmussen

Mike And The Tree by Eric C. Goose

Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown

My Way West: Real Kids Traveling the Oregon and California Trails by Elizabeth Goss

Rose the cat-dog by Todd Albert

Rosetown Summer by Cynthia Rylant

Snapped! by Martin Follose

Some Stories Are Not Seen by Mindy Hardwick

Song of the Redwing: Voice of the Wetlands by Tish McFadden

Stanley Jr. Gardening is Awesome by Chris Peterson

Taylor Before And After by Jennie Englund

Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper

The Candy Tree by Karena Stoner

The Girl And Her Rainbows by Arran Gimba

The Snow Dancer by Addie Boswell

The Whole Hole Story by Vivian McInerny

We Laugh Alike / Juntos nos reímos by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Where’s My Cow? by Susan Blackaby

While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown

Zombie, Or Not to Be by Kyle Sullivan


Eyes of the Forest by April Henry

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Playing with Fire by April Henry

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

We Must Not Forget: Holocaust Stories of Survival and Resistance by Deborah Hopkinson


No One Returns from the Enchanted Forest by Robin Robinson  

Not a Place to Visit by T Edward Bak

Second Coming by Mark Russell  

Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator by Seaerra Miller   

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber

Adventureman, Vol. 1: The End and Everything After by Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 3: The Rat by Kelly Sue DeConnick  

Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator by Seaerra Miller  

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy  

FIELD TRIP (Mr. Wolf’s Class #4) by Aron Nels Steinke  

LUCKY STARS (Mr. Wolf’s Class #3) by Aron Nels Steinke  


A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas by David Biespiel

Art for the Ladylike: An Autobiography through Other Lives by Whitney Otto

Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence by Tanya Selvaratnam

Bad Mommy Bad Writer: Writing From Home While Keeping the Kids Alive by Kim Cooper Findling

Boldly into the Darkness: Living with Loss, Growing with Grief & Holding onto Happiness by Autumn Toelle-Jackson

Bookmarked: Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood by Justin St. Germain

Gondolier by KC Conrow

I Miss the Rain in Africa: Peace Corps as a Third Act by Nancy Daniel Wesson

Inheriting Our Names: an Imagined True Memoir of Spain’s Pact of Forgetting by C. Vargas-McPherson

Mi Salvador by A J Zelada

Mud Flower :Surviving Schizophrenia and Suicide through Art by Meghan JM Caughey

My China Dream by Scott Morrill

Never Leaving Laramie: Travels in a Restless World by John W. Haines

Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast by Susan Kay Anderson

REFUGEE  The Journey of an East GermanWoman by Jutta Donath

rough house by Tina Ontiveros

Storm Beat: A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast by Lori Tobias

The Grammar of Untold Stories by Lois Ruskai Melina 

The Heart of California: Exploring the San Joaquin Valley by Aaron Gilbreath

The Last Layer of the Ocean: Kayaking through Love and Loss on Alaska’s Wild Coast by Mary Emerick

The Road of a Thousand Wonders : Where to Eat, What to See, Where to Stop on the Road to the Correctional Institution by Thomas Lance

The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family’s Desperate Plea for Help by Faris Cassell

The Weight of Empathy by Lucas Spiegel

These Moments by Daniel J Curran

Unassisted by Erin J. Stammer

Zenithism by Jonathan van Belle


A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder: The Andrews Forest by Willaim G. Robbins

As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change by Lee van der Voo

Earth’s Wild Music by Kathleen Dean Moore

Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses by David Buckmaster

Forever Prisoners: How the United States Made the World’s Largest Immigrant Detention System by Elliott Young

Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi by Sandra Niemi

Guantanamo Voices by Sarah Mirk

Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career and Life through the Fog of Disruption  by David A. Giersdorf

Hops: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape by Kenneth I. Helphand

Liberty Factory by Peter J. Marsh

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture by Annelise Heinz

Murder Ballads by Santi Elijah Holley

Oregon Painters: Landscape to Modernism, 1859-1959 by Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit

Oregon Rocks! A Guide to 60 Amazing Geologic Sites by Marli B. Miller

Postcards from the Rogue Valley by Barbara Cervone

Should I Change My Name? The Impact of Your Last Name on Identity, Marriage, and Happiness by Marcia K. Morgan

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros Records by Peter Ames Carlin

Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands by Jacqueline Keeler

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