In 2019 The Solon Center for Research and Publishing (SCRP) held a contest to give unknown writers in Maine an opportunity to be published in a book with photographic art that depicts Rockland and the coast in its myriad situations, moods and emotions. The result was pleasantly overwhelming with 88 stories submitted. In the end the 27 stories were published to accompany 23 images in Coastal Maine in Words and Art.
Seventeen writers told stories with depth, insight, candor, irony, wit and humor. Anyone who has ever visited Maine’s coast will be able to relate to them. They’ve put humankind’s instinctive emotional connection to the sea into words.
We’re want to thank The Maine Humanities Council for providing a grant to help the project.
The contest sparked the creation of our Literary/Art Journal – Between Two Rivers.
We will host a themed contest in 2020 for our second edition.