Library Writers Project Submissions Open

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

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.

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Library Writers Project Submissions Open

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