Info for Authors

Are you an author?

To be considered as a featured author, please send:

  • A short bio
  • Samples of your work and reviews
  • Preferred time of year for your appearance
  • A link to your web site, if you have one

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is heavily promoted through press releases, email, and flyers posted in public places from Astoria south to Tillamook. The Series has been enthusiastically received. Since its kick-off in June 2008, we have averaged 30 attendees at each event.

In addition, our volunteers help with selling books, which authors can either bring along, or one of our two local bookstores will provide.

We are also happy to provide private accommodations for authors in local homes or at one of our inns.

Just a bit about the author selection process:  The Manzanita Writers’ Series committee  reads books, reads reviews, researches potential books and authors all year long. We sometimes preview authors at events, like Wordstock and others. We then meet in late summer to discuss which will be the best mix (considering genres, subject matter, male/female, etc.) to appeal to diverse segments of our audience. We prioritize them and start to ask authors, one at a time, until we fill the six events (we save April for poets). We try to have the next year booked before the end of the year, but sometimes it takes a little longer.

Send information to address or email listed below.

Manzanita Writers’ Series
PO Box 1138
Manzanita, OR 97130


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