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Book Publishers Directory

Publishing Directory

It's spring. The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful, and we're thinking about children's books. At PublishingCentral and PublishersArchive, we have lots of resources for those interested in children's book publishing including helpful advice on getting your children's book published, a huge list of children's book publishers, and contests and awards for writers and publishers of kid's books.

Please feel free to send your publisher, contest, or event site for inclusion, or send in comments or changes to existing listings

Recently Added Publishers

Eburon Academic Publishers
Eburon Academic Publishers is an independent publisher, specializing in the humanities and social sciences. Our publications focus on the world o...
Delft,   NL   [Read More]

University of Queensland Press
For more than 60 years, the University of Queensland Press has been at the forefront of innovative Australian publishing. It has launched the car...
St Lucia, QLD   AU   [Read More]

Tenov Books
Tenov is a young, independent publishing house, specialising in titles that examine the traditional disciplines of art and architecture through t...
Barcelona,   SP   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Left Coast Crime
Left Coast Crime is a convention of fans and authors who gather during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western North America (as define...
Starts: 2018-03-22   [Read More]

Venice Book Fair and Writers Festival
An event for book lovers. Authors selling and signing their latest books in Centennial Park. Proceeds benefit the Venice Heritage Inc....
Starts: 2018-03-23   [Read More]

Dahlonega Literary Festival
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books that takes place in March. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, it is an in...
Starts: 2018-03-24   [Read More]

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Awards News and Announcements

Shortlist Announced for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize
Jury Chair Janice Stein announces five finalists for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize: Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's T ...[read more]
32nd Annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Announced
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, a ...[read more]
Long Beach Comic Expo Honors Five Finalists And Announces Winner Of The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award
The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics will honor five finalists following in the late Dwayne McDuffie's footsteps. The winner wi ...[read more]
2017 Alberta Literary Award Winners
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to reveal the winners of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. More than 100 guests attended the ...[read more]
The 2017 QWF Awards are open for submissions
The Quebec Writers' Federation holds an annual juried competition for published books by Quebec authors in six categories. In November 2017, QWF ...[read more]

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Parents' Choice Awards
Designed to help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their child...
Deadline: 2018-03-26

Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest
n the spirit of Edna’s contributions to the genre, we are interested in essays of any length, on any topic, in which the writer’s personal...
Deadline: 2018-03-28

Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award
This is an annual, juried contest open to all Albertan students in grades 4 through 9. Students are invited to submit their best short stories (500-15...
Deadline: 2018-03-31

Word by Word - WCSC Short Fiction Contest
Final judge: Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists, Toronto.
The maximum word count is 1500 words (title not included). Any entries longe...
Deadline: 2018-03-31

Operation Thriller Writing Competition
This is an open call for US and UK writers who write thriller fiction. Your story must be for an adult audience and have a thriller intrigue as main c...
Deadline: 2018-03-31

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award
Every year, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors get published, including possible agent re...
Deadline: 2018-04-01

Alice Munro Short Story Competition
This annual short story competition is designed to provide an opportunity for writers to develop their craft and connect with like-minded associates. ...
Deadline: 2018-04-01

Bath Novel Award
£2,000 international prize for unpublished or independently published writers of novels for adults or young adults. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Conville...
Deadline: 2018-04-06

Barbara Novak Writing Award
The Professional Writers Association of Canada presents the Novak award annually for Excellence in Humour/ Personal Essay Writing.

This award was e...
Deadline: 2018-04-20

Anthony Awards
The Anthony Awards are literary awards for mystery writers presented at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention since 1986. The awards are named for ...
Deadline: 2018-04-30

Recently Added Contests

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award
Every year, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award assists new and rebranding English-language fiction authors get published, including possible age...
Deadline: 2018-04-01   [Read More]

Maine Literary Awards
The 2018 Maine Literary Awards are open to all current Maine residents, including seasonal residents. All nominations to the Book Awards, regardl...
Deadline: 2018-02-01   [Read More]

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award
The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award seeks to
discover and honor the best books of the previous year....
Deadline: 2018-06-01   [Read More]

Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers' Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. T...
Deadline: 2017-12-31   [Read More]

Irish Writers Lost Gatos Writing Contests
Writing contests open till 21 September 2017. Short Stories $10 per story, $1000 prize. Poetry $10 per poem $600 prize. Youth Poetry (under 18�...
Deadline: 2017-10-21   [Read More]