Ethnic Studies graduate faculty member, Professor Ana-Maurine Lara was awarded the Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship in Fiction, one of the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships.
Literary Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships to writers and to publishers. Literary Arts received 407 applications from writers and 15 applications from publishers for the 2019 fellowships. Out-of-state judges spent several months evaluating these applications, using literary excellence as the primary criterion. Literary Arts awarded two fellowships this year that were funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, and awarded two new fellowships in fiction: the Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship.
Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects. Fellowships are also awarded to support Oregon’s independent publishers, small presses, and literary magazines.
Since 1987, Literary Arts has honored over 600 Oregon writers and publishers, and distributed more than $900,000 in fellowships and award monies through the Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program.