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Oregon Literary Fellowships

Funding the production of new work by Oregon’s writers and independent publishers. 

Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers at all stages of their career initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, and young readers’ literature. Fellowships are also awarded to support Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses that demonstrate a commitment to literary publishing.

Oregon Literary Career Fellowships

In addition to our other fellowships, Literary Arts awards fellowships in the amount of $10,000 to writers selected by the judges for their exceptional talent. One of these fellowships is specifically for a writer of color. Applicants submit an application form, optional addendums, a writing sample, an artist’s CV, artist’s statement, and impact statement as described in the guidelines.

Previous Oregon Literary Fellowship Winners: Writers



Literary Nonfiction


Young Readers’ Literature

Previous Oregon Literary Fellowship Winners: Publishers

Hear from Reema Zaman, 2018 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient

Brian Booth Writers’ Fund

Brian Booth was a visionary Oregonian who helped create the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships program with the help of William Stafford, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Kesey, and other iconic writers. Support Oregon’s creative future and make a donation in honor of Brian’s life and legacy.

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