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

Book Publishers Directory

Publishing Directory

Welcome to the new and improved publisher directory pages on The site is now fully responsive, and should be easily navigated with mobile devices. We are constantly honing and updating these lists, and including your submissions as well. 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

Mawenzi House
Formerly known as TSAR Publications, Mawenzi House is dedicated to bringing to the reading public fresh new writing from Canada and across the wo...
Toronto, ON   CA   [Read More]

Ripple Grove Press
Ripple Grove Press is an independent children's picture book publishing company. Our mission is to surround ourselves with great writ...
Portland, OR   US   [Read More]

Linen Press
Publishing fine writing for women, by women, Linen Press is the only indie feminist press in the UK. While the bigger companies have become caut...
London,   UK   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Starts: 2016-09-28   [Read More]

National Young Writers’ Festival
The National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales' Labo...
Starts: 2016-09-29   [Read More]

The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...
Starts: 2016-09-30   [Read More]

Awards News and Announcements

Finalists for CODE's 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Metis Literature Announced
CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. Established by CODE-a ...[read more]
Loft names winners of Mentor Series in Poetry & Creative Prose
The Loft Literary Center has selected 12 emerging Minnesota writers for a one-year intensive mentorship with award-winning writers.The Loft Mento ...[read more]
Epigram Books Fiction Prize raised to $40,000
Singaporean publisher increases prize money, offers prizes to all shortlisted manuscripts this yearSingapore's richest literary prize is set to g ...[read more]
Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 Calls For Submissions
BookTrust, Britain's largest reading charity, invites entries from publishers for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017. The 2017 Awards will celebrat ...[read more]
Finalists for Trillium Book Award Announced
Six English and five French books have been shortlisted for the 2016 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government's prestigious award for lit ...[read more]

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Small but Mighty Writers
Our competitions run all year round with deadlines on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October. Winners will be released within 3 weeks of the de...
Deadline: 2016-10-01

Jake Adam York Prize
The Jake Adam York Prize is a collaboration between Copper Nickel & Milkweed Editions. It is open to all poets in the US who have published no mor...
Deadline: 2016-10-15

CBC Short Story Prize
This annual contest is open to original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1500 words, written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canad...
Deadline: 2016-11-01

Hudson Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The prize is open to new, emerging...
Deadline: 2016-11-30

Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize
Though many writers have helped to shape the history of flash fiction, Ernest Hemingway’s first short-story collection, In Our Time, easily make...
Deadline: 2016-12-01

Alex Awards
The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998. The titles were selected by the YALSA Adult Books for Young Adults Task Force from the p...
Deadline: 2016-12-01

Schneider Family Book Awards
The Schneider Family Book Awards are designed to recognize authors or illustrators for portraying storylines featuring characters with special needs.T...
Deadline: 2016-12-01

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: 2016-12-07

Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Lib...
Deadline: 2016-12-31

Carnegie Medal
The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. The book must have received its first publication in the Uni...
Deadline: 2016-12-31

Recently Added Contests

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
More than fifty short-story collections have appeared in the Flannery O'Connor Award series, which was established to encourage gifted emerg...
Deadline: 2017-05-31   [Read More]

Finch Memoir Prize
The Finch Memoir Prize is an annual publication prize for an unpublished memoir of between 40,000 and 80,000 words. The $10,000 prize money, paya...
Deadline: 2016-08-25   [Read More]

CANSCAIP Writing For Children Competition
A goal of the Writing for Children Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. Th...
Deadline: 2016-07-31   [Read More]

FenCon Young Author Story Contest
The contest is part of the FenCon science-fiction / fantasy literary convention (, run by the Dallas Future Society, a 501(3)(c) n...
Deadline: 2016-06-15   [Read More]

Half The World Global Literati Award
The annual US$50,000 cash prize will be awarded to a short story, novel or screenplay written in English, judged to have portrayed one or more we...
Deadline: 2016-06-08   [Read More]