Adirondack Literary Awards Submissions

New titles written and published locally seek an Adirondack Literary Award

The ACW Adirondack Literary Awards is a way to honor the writers and publishers who live and work in the North Country. Submissions of children’s literature, fiction, memoir, non-fiction, and poetry published any time during 2016 have been accepted. A genre-specific panel of judges will read each submission.

The Adirondack Center for Writing will announce winners at an awards ceremony at Heaven Hill Farm on June 11 at 3:00pm, where we will also decide our popular “People’s Choice Award.” Authors, publishers, friends, and community members are welcome to join in the celebration of hard work and literary talent.

Save the Date: 

Adirondack Literary Awards Ceremony + Dinner

June 11, 3:00-5:00pm | Heaven Hill Farm, Lake Placid, NY


Thanks and congratulations to all those who submitted to the Adirondack Literary Awards this year.

Children’s Literature
New Hope by LeeAnne Baker (Createspace)
Adirondack Lullaby by Brian J. Heinz, illustrated by Maggie Henry (North Country Books, Inc.)
The Great North Woods by Brian Heinz and Michael Rothman (Creative Editions)

Fiction
Lay Down Your Weary Tune by WB Belcher (Other Press)
Leaves Torn Asunder by Glenn L. Pearsall (Pyramid Publishing)
FREIGHT CAR and Other Stories by Jeff Kelly (Ra Press)
God Made Us Monsters by Bill Neary (Ari Publishing)
Rooster by Edward Pontacoloni (Published by Edward Pontacolono)
North of Here by Laurel Saville (Lake Union Publishing)
Bloodfire and the Legend of Paradox Pond by Rosemarie Sheperd (Published by Rosemarie Sheperd)
The Hippie Hacker, the Happy Hooker, and the Great Clone Orgy by Andrew Tisbert (Ra Press)

Memoir
In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks by Lorraine M. Duvall (Bloated Toe Publishing)
Adirondack Epiphanies: Memoir and Reflection from Writers in the Park by Chuck Gibson, Cathy S. McDowell, Judith Dow Moore, Linda Morrow, Mary Randall, Charles Watts (Ra Press)
My Journey To Wholeness by Deborah Havas (Published by Deborah D. Havas)
Taking on Global Health Issues by Dr. Alfred Scherzer (Ra Press)

Non-Fiction
Voyager: Travel Writings by Russell Banks (HarperCollins Publishing)
The Boat People of Champlain by Mark L. Barie and Christine A. Racine (Crossborder Publishing)
Murder in the Adirondacks, An American Tragedy Revisited by Craig Brandon (North Country Books, Inc.)
Adirondack Cabin Stories: Fifty Years in the Wilderness 1960-2009 by Henningson Siblings and Friends (Henningson Environmental Services)
Common Roots Cookbook by Cathy and Ernest Hohmeyer (Hungry Bear Publishing)
Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger by Sabrina Jones (Counterpoint, LLC/Soft Skull Press)
The Start-Up J Curve by Howard Love (Greenleaf Book Group)
Fifty Acres of Beach and Wood by Tom Thacher (Birch Point Press, Inc)
We Were There: World War II Stories from the Adirondacks’ Greatest Generation by Daniel Way (Indian Lake Press)

Poetry
Bird Light by Elizabeth Cohen (Saint Julian Press)
Pastoral Habits: New and Selected Poems by George Drew (Texas Review Press)
MANTRA by Dave Donohue (Ra Press)
Love Bites by Barbara Garro (Cambridge Books)
Telephone by Sean Tierney (Ra Press)