During an awards ceremony on May 28, 2015 marked by a visit from literary legend Waldo (of Where’s Waldo? fame), live dramatic drum rolls for every winner, dramatic readings from 50 Shades of Grey, and awkward author interviews, the winners of the 2015 Maine Literary Awards were announced!
The WINNERS of the 2015 Maine Literary Awards may be found HERE.
It was a record smashing year with nearly 170 books nominated to the literary awards from every corner of the state—compare that to the 2011’s awards when 70 books were nominated! More than 100 manuscripts were submitted into the award’s Short Works Competition in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. And nearly 75 Maine students submitted work for this year’s Youth Competitions.