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Awards

Ooligan Press takes great pride in the many award wins and nominations our books have received across all genres.

Our most recent Honors

2020 1st place Blue Ribbon Winner for the Mark Twain Book Awards for Humor, Satire, and Allegorical Fiction

Foreword Review Indie Book Awards 2020 Indies Winner in Honorable Mention in YA Fiction (Children’s)

2020 Finalist- Oregon Book Award, Leslie Bradshaw Award for YA Literature

Past Prize Winners and Nominees

2020

Odsburg, Matt Tompkins, 2020 1st Place Blue Ribbon Winner, Mark Twain Book Awards for Humor, Satire, and Allegorical Fiction

Laurel Everywhere, Erin Moynihan, 2020 Honorable Mention, Foreword Review Indie Book Award in YA Fiction (Children’s)

Sleeping in My Jeans, Connie King Leonard, 2020 Finalist, Oregon Book Award, Leslie Bradshaw Award for YA Literature

2019

Odsburg, Matt Tompkins, 2019 Finalist, Foreword Indies for literary adult fiction

2018

Seven Stitches, Ruth Tenzer Feldman,  2018 Nominee, PNBA Book Award 

Sleeping in My Jeans, Connie King Leonard, 2018 Finalist, Foreword Indie award for YA Fiction, 2018 Winner, The Oregon Spirit Book Award from the Council of Teachers of English

50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests, 2018 Finalist, Foreword Indies for Adventure, Sports & Recreation (Adult nonfiction)

2017

A Series of Small Maneuvers, EliotTreichel, 2017 Winner, Oregon Book Award—Readers’ Choice Award

Memories Flow in Our Veins, CALYX Editorial Collective, 2017 Winner, Gold Medal—Women’s Issues, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2017  Winner, Silver Medal- PubWest Book Design Award for Short stories, poetry, and anthologies

The Ocean in My Ears, Meagan Macvie, The Best Books of 2017 from Kirkus Review for YA

2016

The Ghosts Who Travel With Me, Allison Green, 2016 Winner, Goldie–Creative Nonfiction, 2106 Finalist, Firecracker Award 

Untangling the Knot, Carter Sickles, Editor, 2016 Winner, Goldie–Anthology/Creative Nonfiction 

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, Karelia Stez-Waters, 2016 Rainbow List Top Ten Title 

The Ocean in My Ears, Meagan Macvie, 2016 Finalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest

2015

 A Series of Small Maneuvers, 2015 Winner, Reading the West Award (MPIBA)

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, Karelia Stez-Waters, 2015 Nominee, Lambda Award 

2014

The Ninth Day, Ruth Tenzer Feldman, 2014 Nominee, PNBA Book Award

Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest, 2014 Nominee, PNBA Book Award

2013

Blue Thread, Ruth Tenzer Feldman, 2013 Winner, Oregon Book Award—Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature, 2013 Nominee, PNBA Book Award 

Close is Fine, Eliot Treichel, 2013 Winner, Wisconsin Library Association’s Literary Award, 2013 Nominee, PNBA Book Award 2013 Finalist, SFA Press Prize for Fiction

2012

The Portland Red Guide Second Edition, Michael Munk, 2012 Winner, Gold Medal- PubWest Book Design Award — Guide/Travel Book

Close is Fine, Eliot Treichel, 2012 Finalist, SFA Press Prize–Fiction

2011

Brew to Bikes: Portland’s Artisan Economy 2011 PubWest Book Design Awards.Silver Award, Best Use of Environmental Materials and Processes

Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution, Featured, Top Ten Local Books of 2011 Green Book of the WeekGold, PubWest Book Design Award — Best Use of Environmental Materials and Processes

2010

Cataclysms on the Columbia, John Eliot Allen, Marjorie Burns, Scott Burns, 2010 Winner, Silver Medal- PubWest Book Design Award–Best Use of Environmental Materials and Processes

2009

Oregon at Work: 1859-2009, Tom Fuller & Art Ayre, 2009 Featured, Oregon 150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial, 2009 Winner, Frank Waller Public Relations Award

The Portland Red Guide, Michael Munk, 2009 Featured, Oregon 150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial 

Dreams of the West: The History of the Chinese in Oregon, 1850-1950, 2009 Featured, Oregon 150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial 

Ricochet River, Robin Cody, 2009 Featured, Oregon 150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial 

A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845, Linda Crew, 2009 Featured, Oregon 150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial 

Deer Drink the Moon, Liz Nakazawa, Featured in Oregon 150 Booklist (Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial)

42; Interior Design: Cliff N. Hansen. Design Proofing: Tim Harnett Silver, PubWest Book Design Award–Adult Trade, Non-Illustrated Bronze, PubWest Book Design Award–Jacket/Cover Design

2008

You Have Time for This: Contemporary Short-Short Stories (ed. Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka)Silver, PubWest Book Design Award — Short Stories/Poetry/Anthologies

The Portland Red Guide (Michael Munk) Bronze, PubWest Book Design Award — Jacket/Cover Design Bronze, PubWest Book Design Award — Guide/Travel Book

Dreams of the West: The History of the Chinese in Oregon, 1850-1950 Book–Dreams of the West: The History of the Chinese in Oregon, 1850-1950

2006

A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845, Linda Crew, 2006 Winner, WILLA Literary Award, 2006 Finalist, Spur Award,  Featured Washington Reads List

The Best Dancer (Christoph Keller)Winner, Puchheim Readers’ Prize (Puchheimer Leserpreis for Der Beste Tanzer)

The Weight of the Sun (Geronimo Tagatac) Finalist, Oregon Book Award — H.L. Davis Award for Short Fiction

American Scream: Palindrom Apocalypse (Dubravka Oraic Tolic, tr. Sibelan Forrester) Winner, Heldt Prize–Best Translation from a Slavic or Eastern European Language to English

2005

A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845, Linda Crew, 2005 Winner, Oregon Book Award–Leslie Bradshaw for Young Adult Literature 

Ricochet River, Robin Cody, Featured in Literary Oregon: 100 Books, 1800-2000

2004

A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845, Linda Crew, 2004 Winner, Jasper G. and Minnie Stevens Literary Prize

The Best Dancer, Christoph Keller, 2004 Winner, Zurich Kantonalbank Schiller Prize (ZKB Schillerpreis for Der Beste Tanzer)

2003

The Best Dancer, Christoph Keller, Swiss Bestseller Christoph Keller’s memoir (Der Beste Tanzer) spent six weeks on the bestseller list in Switzerland upon its release.

Jose Builds a Woman, Jan Baross, 2003 First Prize, Kay Snow Writing Award–Fiction

2002

The Survival League, Gordon Nuhanovic, tr. Julienne Busic, 2002 Winner, Nightingale Award, 2002 Winner, Ivan and Josip Kozarac Award, Featured in Top Five Books Published in 2002

A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845, Linda Crew, 2002 Five Star Gold Award Review Powell’s Books Staff Pick

Dreams of the West: The History of the Chinese in Oregon, 1850-1950 Historical and Englightening Resources List