The winners of the 2016 Maine Literary Awards were live at a ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. The 2016 Maine Literary awards honored 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.
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 winners here