It's time to submit work for consideration in the 2012 Adirondack Literary Awards! Send in your work my March 8th, 2013 for this year's event. For more information on submission, click here.
In 2006, ACW established the Adirondack Literary Awards, a juried awards program honoring books published in or about the Adirondacks during the previous year.
To be eligible the author must live at least part time in the North Country or the book must be published by a local press. Books DO NOT need to be about the Adirondacks. The only exception is in the case where the author does not live in the region, then the book must have some local connection in content.
Submissions must be in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, children's literature, memoir, poetry, or edited collection.
Submission Deadline is in March, and winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in June (date TBA) at the Blue Mountain Center, which donates space and resources for the event. In addition to awards in each category mentioned above, there is a People's Choice Award as part of this festive program. Most of the books considered for awards are made available for purchase at the ceremony by the authors, and they are happy to sign their books.
Those wishing to submit a book published in 2012 to be considered for an award should send two copies of the book to Director Nathalie Thill, at the ACW office with a brief cover letter including author's contact information and description of the book's "qualifications." Is the author from the Adirondack region, or is the book about or influenced by the Adirondacks in some way? The cover letter should also name which category the author would like the book to be judged under: fiction, poetry, children's literature, memoir, nonfiction, or photography. There is no entry fee. Do not include a SASE; books cannot be returned but will become part of reading rooms or libraries.
Questions may be directed to Nathalie Thill at ACW at 518-327-6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Children's Book - Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal.
Best Book of Fiction - Steven Millhauser We Others: New and Selected Stories.
Best Memoir - Jean Rikhoff 's Earth, Air, Fire, & Water
Best Book of Nonfiction - An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks by Gladys Montgomery
Best edited collection - Heaven Up-h'isted-ness! The History of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks edited by Suzanne Lance
Best Book of Poetry - Paul Pines' Reflections in a Smoking Mirror
People's Choice Award - Questions for the Sphinx by Stuart Bartow