The Library Writers Project

Submissions have closed for this round. Read our selections on OverDrive and Libby.

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:

Smashwords
Kobo Writing Life
Draft2Digital

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 8,000 MCL patrons every single day.

Read the previous Library Writers Project selections.

The library has partnered with Ooligan Press to publish past Library Writers Project selections The Gifts We Keep by Katie Grindeland, Iditarod Nights by Cindy Hiday and Finding the Vein by Jennifer Hanlon Wilde in print. 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.