Literary Arts announced this week that the organization had awarded 100 writers from 24 towns across Oregon $1,000 each.
“We prioritized funding for BIPOC writers who made up 45% of the funded applicants,” said Literary Arts in their June 12 newsletter. Applicants were notified the week of June 5.
In May, Literary Arts allocated more than $125,000 from the Brian Booth Writers’ Fund to create the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, designed to provide meaningful financial relief to Oregon’s writers impacted by COVID-19. The 180 applications received were scored by members of the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships Advisory council and Literary Arts Board of Directors.
The organization will open up a second round of funding on June 29. To learn more, see literaryarts.org.
Correction: an early version of this story stated applicants were notified in May.