Submissions Now Open For Oregon Book Awards

Publishers and writers can now submit their work for the 2020 Oregon Book Awards. Self-published titles are eligible for this award. The finalists will be announced in early 2020, and the winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony in the spring of 2020.

Oregon Book Awards are available for original work by an Oregon author in the categories of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction (autobiography, memoir, and personal essay), children’s literature, and young adult literature. The biennial award for graphic literature will be given in 2020.

To be considered for the Oregon Book Award, the work must be written by an Oregon resident whose legal residence is in Oregon at least six months of the year.   Books must have an original publication date between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019.  For further information and submission forms, see the Literary Arts website at