Make Your Holiday Gift Count for Maryland Writers

For over twenty years, the Maryland Writers’ Association has nurtured and supported the Maryland literary arts community with monthly meetings, workshops, lectures, author showcases, newsletters, and an annual writers’ conference. This holiday season, why not gift your favorite reader with a copy of New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers, featuring 36 pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by 29 stylistically and culturally diverse Maryland authors, including:

Eric D. Goodman, Juliet M. Johnson, Lalita Noronha, Austin S. Camacho, Mary Stojak, Frank S. Joseph, Gary L. Lester, Sonia L. Linebaugh, Vanessa Orlando, Lynn Stearns, Sherri Cook Woosley, Angela Render, Jennie L. Deitz, Sherry Audette Morrow, Sally Whitney, Jane Frutchey, Susan Lesser, Liz Moser, Bonny Barry Sanders, Laura Shovan, B. Morrison, Scott Frias, Lauren Beth Eisenberg, Sherry Bosley, Chris Bancells, Al Karasa, Rosemary Mild, Elizabeth Ayres, and Ami Spencer. The authors of New Lines—all MWA members—have been featured in publications as varied as the Potomac Review, the Baltimore Review, Christian Science Monitor, Chattahoochee Review, Slow Trains, the Arabesques Review, Poetry Online, Chesapeake Life magazine, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and Writers Weekly, and have been winners of the Maryland Literary Arts Award, the Maryland Individual Artist Award, and awards from the Atlantic Monthly, among others.

With work in genres ranging from mystery to fantasy to literary fiction, with essays and poetry of hope, nostalgia, love, and grief, /em>New Lines has something for everyone. The anthology sells at retail for $15.95, but you can receive a 15% discount by ordering via the MWA website. The anthology is also available via,, and at your local bookseller. Please support the Maryland Writers’ Association today by purchasing a copy for yourself, or give a few as gifts!


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