2016 Maine Literary Awards

Community event

2016 Maine Literary Awards

The winners of the 2016 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. The 2016 Maine Literary awards honor books published during 2015, as well as adult and youth manuscripts in drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—brought in a near record-breaking number of submissions. Join us at this live ceremony where the winners will be revealed! 

 This year, nearly one hundred and forty books were entered across the award’s categories; compare that to the 2011 awards when seventy books total were submitted. In addition, more than one hundred manuscripts were submitted into the award’s Short Works Competition, and nearly sixty Maine students submitted work in the same categories in the award’s Youth Competition. 

View a complete list of the finalists here 

The bar will be open and a bookseller will be on hand at the awards ceremony selling copies of all finalist’s books. 
For more information or questions about the awards, please call 207-228-8264 or email director@mainewriters.org

May 26, 2016
7:00 PM