Monday, May 30, 2016

Oregon Literary Fellowships Accepted Through June 24th, 2016

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.

Fellowship applications and guidelines can be found on the Literary Arts website.

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.

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.

If you have questions about how to apply for an Oregon Literary Fellowship, contact Susan Moore at or 503-227-2583 x107. The 2017 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients will be announced in January 2017.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship Offered by Willamette Writers

The Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship honors a longtime member of Willamette Writers who dedicated her time helping others find their own voice through her support and strength. Chryl Ann's family wanted to establish a scholarship that continued her legacy and dedication.

This scholarship will focus on those MFA students in the Pacific Northwest choosing a degree focusing on Creative Writing, and awards $500 and a day at the Willamette Writers Conference to the winner. The conference is August 12-14th in Portland at the Sheraton Airport Hotel.

The Chryl Ann Julia MFA Scholarship requires a cover letter, a writing sample, and a letter of recommendation.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Write on the River Conference May 13-15th

Write On The River is North Central Washington’s only writing conference. Two days of content-packed workshops with professional editors, successful agents, bestselling authors and nationally-acclaimed speakers, Write On The River is the best way to hone your craft, build your dream and move your writing forward. Whether your goal is to be a published author, write articles for a local magazine, develop your poetry, or simply write for your own enjoyment, Write On The River has something for you. Held every May on the beautiful Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington, Write On The River is a writing conference not to be missed!

Our 2016 Conference will be May 13, 14 & 15. With a world-class faculty and renowned writing instructors from all over the world, it promises to be a highlight of your writing year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a literary agent and a book publisher. Click HERE to learn about 2016’s exciting line-up of workshops, and HERE to meet our esteemed 2016 Conference faculty.

Conference Prices – Reduced for 2016!

Manuscript Critique (10 Page Maximum) – $35 - Bill Johnson (A Story is a Promise) does the critiques.

Full Conference (Saturday and Sunday)

Non-Members – $135 Members – $125

Saturday Only – $95 Sunday Only – $45

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

3 Northwest SF/Fantasy writers at the free quarterly Pacific Northwest Reading Series reading and networking event Thursday night May 5th at Mississippi Pizza Pub in Portland. Info