The Library Writers Project

Multnomah County Library wants to read your book 

Every fall, Multnomah County Library places a call for submissions from local authors who would like to see their books added to the library’s e-book collection.

The library accepts works of fiction for adults, teens, and children. In order to be considered, authors must publish their works on the Smashwords Self-Publishing platform* for free and fill out our submission form, including their library card number.

Each book is reviewed independently by two library staff members with a wide range of reading interests.

After library staff review submissions, the best ones are added to the library’s e-book collection on the OverDrive platform, visited by over 4,000 MCL patrons every single day.

Read the Best of the Library Writers Project from this year and previous selections.

Resources for writers

Smashwords Style Guide

Smashwords support FAQ

E-book formatters and book cover designers

* Multnomah County Library has no direct relationship with Smashwords. The library is not party to any agreement between the author and Smashwords. The library will buy the selected titles that are published on Smashwords through its e-book vendor, OverDrive.