Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships

Supporting, promoting, and celebrating writers and publishers who produce remarkable work across Oregon.

Literary Arts’ Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program provides financial support and recognition to published and emerging writers across our state. The program also creates connections with Oregon’s readers and writers through free community programming.

Applications for 2021 Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships will open in late August, 2020.

The 2020 Oregon Book Awards ceremony was originally scheduled on April 27, 2020 as a live event. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our 33rd annual ceremony was reimagined into a special, state-wide broadcast and podcast episode, thanks to our partners at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Listen here.

Oregon Book Awards

Submit your published books to our yearly competition, nominate someone for a special award, and attend our annual ceremony every spring in Portland.

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Oregon Literary Fellowships

Learn more about our fellowships, including submission deadlines, the judging process, and answers to your frequently asked questions.

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Writing Classes

Generate new work, revise your manuscript, or commit to a more rigorous writing schedule. Our classes in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, mixed genres, and a variety of other topics are taught by experienced authors who are eager to share their expertise

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Brian Booth Writers’ Fund

The Brian Booth Writers’ Fund is an endowment of Literary Arts and is managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. The Fund provides an ongoing, annual source of support for the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which in turn provide financial support and public recognition to some of Oregon’s most talented writers. Make your investment in the creative future of Oregon today.

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