The Multnomah County Library (MCL) is currently accepting submissions for the Library Writers Project.
Now in its sixth year, the program has expanded eligible submission types to include a broader range of diverse voices and subjects.
The Project showcases and supports local writers and bolsters the library’s collection of self-published e-book titles.
Through Friday, April 30, authors who hold a Multnomah County Library card may submit original works for consideration at multcolib.org/library-writers-project.
Submissions of any length, are encouraged, in any genre fiction or non-fiction, and focusing on a place in the Pacific Northwest that sparks the writer’s creativity.
Authors must publish their works through one of three self-publishing platforms: Smashwords, Draft2Digital or Kobo Writing Life and fill out a submission form telling reviewers about the work. English and Spanish submissions will be accepted.
“Since its inception, the Library Writers Project has been a successful way to highlight and support local writers while expanding the library’s e-book collection,” said Electronic Content Librarian Kady Ferris.
“Our goal in expanding submissions to include more types of stories is to promote access to more local writing from non-dominant cultures, including offerings from local Spanish-language writers to better reflect the diverse voices in our community.”
MCL will purchase a copy of submissions and library staff members will review them. Selected books will be added to the e-book collection on the OverDrive platform and Libby app.
See multcolib.org/library-writers-project for more.