Oregon Literary Fellowships
Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects. Fellowships are also awarded to support Oregon’s independent publishers, small presses, and literary magazines.
The deadline to apply for a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship was August 2, 2019. Guidelines and application form are available here. The 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowships will be announced at the end of January, 2020.
Since 1987, Literary Arts has honored over 600 Oregon writers and publishers, and distributed more than $900,000 in fellowships and award monies through the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program.
2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships for Writers
Chelsea Biondolillo of Portland, Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship
Sterling Cunio of Salem
Karen Luper of Portland, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship
Justin Taylor of Portland
Jennifer Perrine of Milwaukie, Oregon Poetry Community Fellowship (this fellowship is made possible by a former Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient)
Christopher Rose of Hillsboro, Writer of Color Fellowship
Pamela K. Santos of Portland, C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship
Ana-Maurine Lara of Eugene, Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship
Natalie Hirt of Lake Oswego, Women Writers Fellowship
Emme Lund of Portland, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship
Chris Stuck of Portland, Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship
Amy Baskin of Portland, Edna L. Homes Fellowship in Young Readers
Stacy Brewster of Portland, Walt Morey Fellowship
2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers
Atelier 26 Books of Portland
Opossum of Corvallis
The Judges for the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships
Fellowships to writers of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry were judged by a panel consisting of Tarfia Fazullah, author of two poery collections, including Registers of Illuminated Villages: Poems; Christine H. Lee author of Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember; Maya Sonenberg author of three books, including After the Death of Shostakovich Père. The judge for young readers literature was Zan Romanoff, author of Grace and the Fever and The Wals Around Us, and the judge for drama was Peter Gil-Sheridan, Fiona McCrae, Publisher and Director of Graywolf Press was the judge in publishing.