The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition sponsored and coordinated by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Nominations are open to all Maine residents (including part-time seasonal residents). The statewide competition is for published books, as well as drama, short works (either published or unpublished), and student writing. Maine writers may self-nominate, or be nominated by others.
The 2019 Maine Literary Awards will open from nominations from December 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019. The award cycle will honor books published during the 2018 calendar year.
Maine Literary Awards: Archives
Click on any year below to read more about previous winners and finalists.