Oregon Book Awards submissions
Submissions for the Oregon Book Awards are now closed. The guidelines for the 2020 Oregon Book Awards will go online in May 2019. Books with an original publication date between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be eligible.
Please contact Susan Moore if you have questions about submitting a book to the Oregon Book Awards.
As part of the Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts offers three awards that recognize significant contributions to Oregon’s literary culture:
The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award is presented to an Oregon author in recognition of an enduring, substantial literary career. Past recipients include George Hitchcock, Ken Kesey, Ursula Le Guin and Barry Lopez.
The Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community. Past recipients include Doug Spangle, Kim Stafford, Barbara LaMorticella, Marlene Howard, John Laursen, and Matt Love.
The Walt Morey Young Readers Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s young readers. Past recipients include Ulrich Hardt, Carol White, Curtis Kiefer, Read to the Dogs, and Children’s Book Bank.