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It's time to submit work for consideration in the 2013 Adirondack Literary Awards! Send in your work my March 7th, 2014 for this year's event. 










In 2006, ACW established the Adirondack Literary Awards as a way to honor the writers and publishers who live and work (even part time) in the North Country. Submissions don’t have to be Adirondack-themed, though they can be. If you live here and published this past year, please send two copies for submission! 

We’re looking for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, children's literature, memoir, edited collections and poetry. Our readers will choose a winner from each category, and popular vote decides a People’s Choice Award at the ceremony in June. The beautiful Blue Mountain Center donates space and resources for this festive event; stay tuned for updates. 

Please send two copies of your book to Nathalie Thill at the ACW Office (PO Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. The deadline is March 7th, 2014.

Please include a brief cover letter describing your submission and how it fits into Adirondack writing. Are you from the Adirondack region, or is your book influenced by the Adirondacks in some way? Name which category you’d like to be judged under: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's literature, memoir, edited collection, 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 acwevents@gmail.com.


2013 Winners (published in 2012):

Best Children’s Book: 
Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey: The War of 1812 
by Hope Irvin Marston. 

Best Book of Fiction: 
Far Alaska
by Mason Smith

Best Memoir:
How Was I Supposed to Know? 
The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost 
by Lorna Lee. 

Best Book of Nonfiction:
Women on the Water 
by Ruth Dandrea, Kathy DeLong, Carol Mose-
man, and Bonnie Sanderson.

Best Book of Poetry:
Perpetual Motion
by Marilyn McCabe

People’s Choice Award:
What’s an  Elephant Doing in the Ausable River? by George Speedy Arnold 

ACW is very proud of the judges for the Adirondack Literary Award; they are careful and dedicated readers. 

The judges are:

Nonfiction and memoir: Bibi Wein and Jerry McGovern

Fiction: Ellen Rocco and Joseph Bruchac

Poetry: Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett and Stuart Bartow

Children’s Literature: Ellen Wilcox and Nancy Beattie