Directory of book publishers, literary awards, book events and more

Book Publishers Directory

Publishing Directory

Social distancing is turning into our new reality. Keep yourself productive and sane during this time by journalling, creating, reading and learning. Take the time to start a new book, or read through that pile of novels on your nightstand. Write a poem, a short story, an essay or a book. Aim high and check out the contests we have listed at when you're done. Be good to yourself and your neighbours, and know that we'll get through this.

Recently Added Publishers

Van Velzer Press
We specialize in books about Americana: They can be true tales (fact is often stranger and more interesting than fiction), alternate history, me...
Brandon, VT   US   [Read More]

Baseline Press
Baseline Press is a poetry micro-press based out of London, Ontario. Since 2011, we have been creating limited edition hand-sewn chapbooks for bo...
London, ON   CA   [Read More]

Thoughtcrime Press
Thoughtcrime Press gathers the most important voices in writing and sculpts exceptional books around them. We are artists and craftspeople who be...
Portland, OR   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

A Stellar Line Up Of Brilliant Minds at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2021 Online from 18- 21 November
Mumbai: Mumbai’s acclaimed Literature Festival, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest will continue its tradition of presenting leading ...
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Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival: Thrilled to be back in business today with a brilliant ...
Celebrated by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, organisers of this week’s Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival are so ...
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13 shows and performances to take place at Sharjah International Book Fair
Live Books Symphony is an audiovisual display of music and dance, while the Interactive Illusion show will blend illusion and reality through ...
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Awards News and Announcements

The First Annual Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction will be Awarded in 2022!
The Prize is an annual $25,000 cash prize, awarded to an individual writer for a single work of fiction. The award is open to all writers, but the goal is to encourage “realists of a larger reality
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AHA Announces 2021 Prize Winners
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 prizes, to be awarded at the AHA’s 135th annual meeting,
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All 25 Finalists for the 2021 National Book Awards
The 2021 National Book Award shortlist finalists were announced in the fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated works, and young people’s literature genres.
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OEN Awards finalists announced
Now in its 28th year, the Giller Prize is the richest literary prize in Canada, with each finalist receiving C$10,000 (A$10,925). The winner will be announced ...
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David Butler wins Kiely story prize; Emilie Pine and Audrey Magee novels in 2022
Nicole Joseph is a writer and theatre-maker from West Yorkshire. She loves connecting and caring for communities and her writing spans diverse genres/themes ...
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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel
Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories.

Manuscripts that have been self-pub...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

Ann Connor Brimer Award
Awarded for a book of fiction or non-fiction written by a living, full-time resident of Atlantic Canada that is readily available in print and that wa...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

Instruction & Insight Book Awards
CIBA is looking for the best Non-narrative/Non-Fiction books including guidebooks, instructional books, inspirational books and more. There is a $75.0...
Deadline: 2021-11-30

BC and Yukon Book Prizes
The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are for fiction, non-fictio...
Deadline: 2021-12-01

Aurealis Awards
Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time during the calendar year is el...
Deadline: 2021-12-10

Book Excellence Awards
The Book Excellence Awards ( is an international book awards competition.

The Book Excellence Awards is d...
Deadline: 2021-12-31

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the New Writer Award was established in 1985 and the New Illustrator Award in 2001 to recognize ...
Deadline: 2021-12-31

Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books
The Eric Hoffer Award for independent books recognizes excellence in publishing with a $2,000 grand prize and various category honors and press type d...
Deadline: 2022-01-21

Big Moose Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. T...
Deadline: 2022-01-31

Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her d...
Deadline: 2022-01-31

Recently Added Contests

John Dos Passos Prize for Literature
The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature is given annually by Longwood University to an underappreciated writer whose work offers incisive, origi...
Deadline: 2022-06-01   [Read More]

Accenti Magazine Writing Contest
The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible. Multiple entries welcome.
• The contest is ...
Deadline: 2022-02-07   [Read More]

Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before ...
Deadline: 2022-01-31   [Read More]

Rhina Espaillat Poetry Award
This award honors the achievements of the great Dominican-American poet, translator, and public school teacher Rhina Polonia Espaillat. The Rhina...
Deadline: 2022-03-30   [Read More]

Adventure Writer's Competition
The AWC accepts novels exhibiting (in whole) the general action-adventure-themed genre and style. The Adventure Writer's Competition is spon...
Deadline: 2021-04-30   [Read More]