Call for submissions: 22nd Massachusetts Book Awards

Mass Book Awards winners and honorees 2021

Massachusetts Center for the Book is calling for submissions for the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. The awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by current Commonwealth residents. This 22nd edition is open for books published in 2021. Submissions will be accepted until January 15, 2022.  We invite you to … Read more

21st Massachusetts Book Awards winners announced

Andrew Krivak - 21st Mass Book Awards Fiction Winner

Massachusetts Center for the Book today released the list of award winners and honorees for the 21st Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. The Awards recognize achievement in five categories of literature written by current residents of the Commonwealth and published in 2020. “The Massachusetts Book Awards is a perennial reminder of the enviable talent of the … Read more

Massachusetts libraries receive pandemic recovery support

Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has announced that it is using funds from the American Rescue Plan to help libraries in communities deemed “hard hit by COVID” by Governor Charlie Baker’s office. The board is providing programs and services that will help their communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of … Read more