Every year the Adirondack Center for Writing holds a contest for the best books either published in the Adirondacks or by an Adirondack author. Winners are announced in early June at the annual Adirondack Literary Festival. Poetry is one of the standard categories, and this year's winner in poetry was "Winterberry, Pine: Three Poets on Adirondack Winter," published by 30 Acre Wood Publications of Greenfield Center. The ACW also has a People's Choice Award, whereby the membership, not its judges, picks the best book of the year. This year it could be said it went to poetry as well, since "Karma in the High Peaks and Other Adirondack Writings" is a mix of four prose pieces and 40 poems written by six area writers and published by Ra Press of South Burlington.