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 Literary Fellowships
Learn more about our fellowships, including submission deadlines, the judging process, and answers to your frequently asked questions.
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
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.
”Writing is a solitary activity, but its ultimate goal is always communication and community. Literary Arts has worked tirelessly to build and maintain Oregon’s literary community, to help us all feel less alone, to help us communicate across valleys, mountains rivers, and deserts, up the coast and through the woods.”Tracy Daugherty, Oregon Book Award Winner
“Oregon Book Awards and Literary Fellowships have brought solace, encouragement, and modest material sustenance to scores of us, and to the famous and the virtually unknown as well. In very real if incalculable ways, they have directly contributed to the lively and ever-evolving literary culture we enjoy today.”John Daniel, three-time Oregon Book Award winner
“In these crazy times, the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony is a reminder that contemporary literature is vital to culture, a way to help us expand and deepen our worldviews.”Lysley Tenorio, 2017 Oregon Book Awards Ceremony Host