Founded in 1975, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization that works to enrich the literary life and culture of Maine. We are the only statewide organization solely devoted to supporting and promoting Maine’s writers, publishers, booksellers, and literary professionals.
Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director
Joshua Bodwell is the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, the coeditor of the MWPA’s magazine, and the editor of our weekly newsletter The Peavey. He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Art New England, Down East, and Poets & Writers, and a contributing editor to the online magazine Fiction Writers Review. Joshua’s work as a newspaper reporter for the York County Coast Star garnered awards from the Maine and New England press associations. His short stories have appeared in Ambit, Northern New England Review, The Threepenny Review, and Tears in the Fence. Visit his website to learn more about his work.
→ director [at] mainewriters.org
Stephen E. Abbott, Assistant Director
Stephen Abbott is the assistant director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and coeditor of the MWPA’s magazine. Stephen has worked as a writer, magazine editor, speaker, and communications professional for more than a decade. He is also the director of communications for the Great Schools Partnership and the editor of the forthcoming Glossary of Education Reform for Journalists.
→ abbott [at] mainewriters.org