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Fellowships to Oregon Writers and Publishers for
the Creation and Publication of Quality Writing

Oregon Literary Fellowships

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Literary Arts

Conf. Date:

07/28/22

Deadline Date:

08/05/22

Description:

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Fellowships to Oregon writers and publishers to promote high-quality writing and publishing. Writers in any stage of their career are encouraged to apply in order to develop, begin, or finalize literary projects. Applications may be submitted in one of the following genres: poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama (including scripts for television and film), and young readers literature. BIPOC writers are encouraged to apply; one fellowship and one Career fellowship are specifically reserved for BIPOC writers.

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Writers:

  • One of these fellowships is specifically for a writer of color. Three of these fellowships are funded by the Oregon Arts Commission. Applicants submit an application form, any addendums for specifically named fellowships, and a writing sample, as outlined in the following pages.
    • Women Writers Fellowship: For women and gender non-conforming writers
    • Writers of Color Fellowship: For self-identified writers of color
    • Laurell Swails & Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowships in Fiction (two): For fiction applicants who have been Oregon residents for five full years prior to the application deadline
    • Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships (three): For applicants in any genre who have been Oregon residents for one full year

Oregon Literary Career Fellowships:

  • Literary Arts will award fellowships for writers of exceptional talent, to assist in the further development of their career. One of these fellowships is specifically for a writer of color. Applicants submit an application form, a writing sample, an artist’s statement and impact statement as outlined in the following pages. Writers at all stages of their career are eligible to apply; successful applications show evidence of outstanding talent and commitment to the creation of new work.

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers:

  • Literary Arts will award fellowships to support Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses. Applicants submit an application form and a sample of the publisher’s work, as outlined on the following pages. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171648

Number of Grants:

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Writers: 12 and one of these fellowships is specifically for a BIPOC writer.; Oregon Literary Career Fellowships: 2 and one of these fellowships is specifically for a BIPOC writer.; Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers: 2

Estimated Size of Grant:

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Writers: The amount of $3,500.

Oregon Literary Career Fellowships: The amount of $10,000.

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers: The amount of $3,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Recipients must be current, full-time Oregon residents, both at the time of application and at receipt of award.
- Those who have received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in the last five (5) years are ineligible.
- One application per person per year will be accepted.
- All applicants are only eligible to receive one fellowship.
- Work authored by more than one person is ineligible.
- Current Literary Arts staff, trustees, or Programs for Writers Advisory Council members and their immediate family are ineligible; applications by former Literary Arts staff, trustees, or committee members may be considered, provided that they resigned from their position at Literary Arts at least six months before the earliest submission date.

Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers:
- Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses that demonstrate a commitment to literary publishing

Applicants who move from Oregon after they submit their application are encouraged to notify Literary Arts and will not be eligible to receive a fellowship.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Literary Arts will also offer two help sessions on Zoom:
- Wednesday, July 13, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, July 28, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Check the URL for Full Text, below for more information.

Pre-Application Information:

Tmieline:
- Deadline to apply: Friday, August 5, 2022
- Award announcement: January 2023 (Recipients will be notified 5–7 days before the award announcement.)

Guidelines:
https://literary-arts.org/2023-oregon-literary-fellowship-guidelines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online for Oregon Literary Fellowships (including Oregon Literary Career Fellowships):
https://literary-arts.org/2023-oregon-literary-fellowship-application/

Apply online for Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers:
https://literary-arts.org/2021-oregon-literary-fellowship-for-publishers/

For questions about the application process, contact:

Director of Programs for Writers
Susan Moore (susan@literary-arts.org) or

Programs for Writers Coordinator,
Jessica Meza-Torres (jessica@literary-arts.org).

Literary Arts
925 SW Washington St.
Portland, Oregon 97205
503.227.2583

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon

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