There is no charge to apply. A writing sample and an application form are required. Recipients are determined by a panel of out-of-state judges. Applications may be mailed via U.S. mail or hand delivered to the Literary Arts office at 925 SW Washington in Portland.
Applications for the 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowships are due Friday, June 24, 2016. Fellowships are awarded to Oregon writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and writing for young readers. Fellowships are also awarded to support Oregon’s independent publishers and small presses that demonstrate a commitment to literary publishing.
Fellowships to writers include the Writers of Color Fellowship, established last year. The goal of the Writers of Color Fellowship is to promote perspectives from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, and encourage diverse writers to apply for fellowships.
Literary Arts is also offering two fellowships in 2017 that are funded by the Oregon Arts Commission. More details are provided in the fellowship application guidelines.