Oregon Literary Fellowships
Literary Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships to writers and to publishers. Literary Arts received 407 applications from writers and 15 applications from publishers for the 2019 fellowships. Out-of-state judges spent several months evaluating these applications, using literary excellence as the primary criterion. Literary Arts awarded two fellowships this year that were funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, and awarded two new fellowships in fiction: the Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship.
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.
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
Christopher Rose of Hillsboro, Writer of Color Fellowship
Jennifer Perrine of Milwaukie, Oregon Poetry Community Fellowship (this fellowship is made possible by a former Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient)
Pamela Santos of Portland, C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship
Chris Stuck of Portland, Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship
Ana Maurine Lara of Eugene, Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship
Natalie Hirt of Lake Oswego, Women Writers Fellowship
Marcus Lund of Portland, Oregon Arts Commission 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.