Northwest Bookfest Scholarships – Applications Due Sept. 27

nwbookfestWe have received several questions about the BPNW scholarships for Northwest Bookfest.  This scholarship is an educational opportunity open to all paid members of Book Publishers Northwest. Anyone who is a paid member or working at a paid member can apply. All 2013 and 2013/14 paid members are listed here.

You do not need to have written or published a book to apply. If you are a service member (editor, graphic designer, or other), you can apply for these scholarships.

If you already have sent an email to apply, you do not need to resend.

If you have not sent an email yet, please send a note to with the subject line: Northwest Bookfest application.  Be sure to identify yourself as a paid member and list the company and/or name holding that membership. Also please state if you intend to attend one or two days of Northwest Bookfest.  Travel and meal costs are the responsibility of the recipient.

Northwest Bookfest offers two full days of workshops and other learning activities to help authors and publishers navigate the new digital age on Nov. 2 and 3, 2013, in Kirkland.  Normally this would $99 to attend. BPNW scholarship recipients will have this fee waived.

The scholarships are restricted to paid 2013 members who are not signed up to be speakers at Northwest Bookfest (speakers already receive free entrance to the event). We also are limiting these to one per company. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 27. Final recipients will be notified on Sept. 30.

Scholarship recipients will be able to attend both days of sessions for free. If they want, they can sell their books at the Northwest Bookfest bookstore, and have use of a BPNW table at the show.

Applications will be taken through Sept. 27. If we have more than three applicants, we’ll randomly select three members who can attend both days in Kirkland, WA. So please indicate if you intend to go for one or two days. We would appreciate a report on the event from all the scholarship recipients.

The five scholarship recipients will be notified by email and will be responsible for coordinating how they plan to use the BPNW table with each other. Sheryn Hara, co-founder of the current Northwest Bookfest, will work with any scholarship recipients who want to sell books through the Northwest Bookfest bookstore.