Nominations open for 2017 Maine Literary Awards

Jan 08, 2017

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announced that the 2017 Maine Literary Awards are now open for nominations. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 1, and the winners will be revealed live on May 25.

Book award nominations will be accepted for the categories of fiction, crime fiction, speculative fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, young people’s literature, children’s literature, anthology, and the John N. Cole Award for Maine-Themed Nonfiction. The Cole Award, launched in 2012, is sponsored by the Cole family and Just Write Books.

As in past years, the 2017 Maine Literary Awards also include the Excellence in Publishing Award, as well as a drama award and the Short Works competitions for adult and youth in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available on For questions or more information, call 228-8263 or email

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