The Library Writers Project

Submissions will open in early 2021

Every year, 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 and memoir for adults, teens, and children. In order to be considered, authors must publish their works on one of the following self publishing sites* 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 5,000 MCL patrons every single day.

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

The library has partnered with Ooligan Press to publish past Library Writers Project selection The Gifts We Keep by Katie Grindeland in print. The 2020 selection will be Iditarod Nights by Cindy Hiday, coming spring 2020. More information about this partnership can be found here.

*Multnomah County Library has no direct relationship with Smashwords, Draft2Digital, or Kobo Writing Life. The library is not party to any agreement between the author and these web sites. The library will buy the selected titles that are published on these sites through its e-book vendor, OverDrive.