Oregon Book Awards submissions
The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Oregon Book Awards, and Special Awards nominations, is Friday, September 1, 2017. Books with an original publication date between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017 are eligible.
Please contact Susan Moore if you have questions about submitting a book to the Oregon Book Awards.
2018 Oregon Book Awards application guidelines
The 2017 Oregon Book Awards applications, including the required entry form, will be available to download in PDF or Word formats at the end of April 2017.
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.
2018 Special Awards Guidelines
The 2018 Oregon Book Awards Special Awards guidelines, including the required nomination form, will be available to download in PDF or Word formats at the end of April 2017.