Wednesday, 01 June 2022 10:05

MWPA announces Maine Literary Award winners

MWPA announces Maine Literary Award winners

PORTLAND – The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance has announced the winners of the 2022 Maine Literary Awards.

The winners were announced in a May 24 event hosted at SPACE in Portland. All told, nearly 400 writers sent in their work for consideration. After a panel of judges considered the many eligible works, a group of finalists was announced, leading up to the event where the winners were named.

(Note: Two of this year's winners are books that were reviewed in The Maine Edge upon their release. Check out our reviews of Robin Clifford Wood’s “The Field House: A Writer’s Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine” and Ellen Booraem’s “River Magic”.)

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The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance has announced the list of finalists for the 2022 Maine Literary Awards.

This list – derived from over 400 submissions – consists of the work of Maine authors, either full-time or part-time seasonal residents. The winners will be announced at a ceremony held at 7 p.m. on May 24 at SPACE in Portland. For more information about the ceremony, visit

As always, the MLA lineup is an impressive one, packed with some of the very best writers the state has to offer. Have a look at the list and see for yourself – with this wide a range, there’s bound to be something here for you.

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