Literary Arts provides support and recognition to Oregon writers and publishers through Oregon Book Awards and Oregon Literary Fellowships. The submission deadlines for 2009 are fast approaching:
Oregon Book Awards Deadline: May 29, 2009
Oregon Literary Fellowships Deadline: June 26, 2009
Oregon Book Awards are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction and young readers literature. The work may be nominated by the author, publisher or any member of the public.
Also offered are the following nomination-based Special Awards:
The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Distinguished Writer Award is presented to an Oregon author in recognition of an enduring, substantial literary career.
The Steward H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award is presented to a person or organization in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon's literary community.
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.
The deadline to apply for the 2009 Oregon Book Awards and Special Awards is May 29, 2009. Applications and guidelines are available at the Literary Arts web site, or by contacting Susan Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-227-2583.
Completed applications for the 2009 Oregon Literary Fellowships are due to Literary Arts by Friday, June 26, 2009. Fellowships are awarded in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature. Applications and guidelines are available at the Literary Arts web site, Literary Arts Web Site, or by contacting Susan Denning at email@example.com 503-227-2583. There is no charge to apply for an Oregon Literary Fellowship.
Oregon Book Awards and Oregon Literary Fellowships are programs of Literary Arts, a statewide, nonprofit organization that enriches the lives of Oregonians through language and literature. The programs of Literary Arts are Portland Arts & Lectures, Poetry Downtown, Oregon Book Awards, Oregon Literary Fellowships, Poetry in Motion®, Writers in the Schools and Delve: Readers' Seminars. For more information, please contact James Rishky at 503.227.2583 or visit www.literary-arts.org. Photos and cover art are available at www.literary-arts.org/press/.