ELEVENTH ANNUAL JOY OF THE PEN
Submissions are closed for 2023.
Join us on January 16, 2024 at 6PM for a reception to celebrate the winners (snow date January 25th).
Maine is a state full of writers, whether it is the natural beauty of the terrain that is inspirational or something within the temperament of the artist that is drawn to the independent spirit of the place, there is a long tradition of authors residing here. Joy of the Pen is a wonderful platform to show off their talent and to provide a community event to bring everyone together.
This year, we awarded the following prizes, sponsored by The Cryer: The Verdi L. Tripp Fiction Award, Margaret F. Tripp Poetry Award and Richard F. Snow Nonfiction Award. We also awarded Honorable Mentions in Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction, sponsored by the Friends of The Topsham Public Library New in 2022, Short Play award sponsored by The Crowbait Club. You can read the winning entries and author bios, watch readings and much, much more on the online Joy of the Pen Literary Journal.
- The competition is open to residents of Maine and for unpublished work only.
Please visit the online Joy of the Pen Literary Journal for more information. You’ll also find a full description, winning entries, photos, audio clips of readings, and author bios. Subscribe via email to stay up to date on the latest news.
Contact Emma for more details about this annual writing competition…