Massachusetts Book Awards
The Massachusetts Book Awards highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some "close reading" of those imaginative works created by the authors among us.
Throughout the award year, we promote a list of "Must Reads " in each of four award categories -- fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children's/young adult literature -- that have been written by Massachusetts writers or about Massachusetts themes. We also publish an annual MassBook Census of Massachusetts books. In the Fall, we celebrate an award winner in each of the categories with promotions at National Book Festival and Boston Book Festival among other venues.
Please read the Guidelines for more information about eligibility.