2018 Maine Literary Awards: open for nominations

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Maine Literary Awards are now open for nominations. Entries will be accepted until February 1, 2018 and the winners will be revealed live on June 14, 2018.

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 prestigious John N. Cole Award for Maine-Themed Nonfiction—the Cole Award, launched in 2012, is generously sponsored by the Cole family and Just Write Books of Topsham.

As in past years, the 2018 Maine Literary Awards also includes the Excellence in Publishing Award, the Drama Award, as well as Short Works and Youth competitions in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available on the MWPA website: mainewriters.orgFor questions or for more information: 207-228-8263 or

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