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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

Sterling Publishing
Founded in 1949, Sterling Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of non-fiction books. We are unique in that we have the reach of ...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Fortress Press
For over 50 years, Fortress Press has been a pioneer in religious scholarship. Our commitment to publishing timely, relevant, and transformative ...
Minneapolis, MN   US   [Read More]

Steel Toe Books
Founded in 2003, Steel Toe Books publishes one to three single-author poetry collections per year. Steel Toe Books is affiliated with Wes...
Bowling Green, KY   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

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: 2017-03-24   [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: 2017-03-25   [Read More]

Oracles of the Bush
Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing...
Starts: 2017-03-30   [Read More]

Awards News and Announcements

The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards Issues Call for Submissions
The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards is pleased to welcome submissions for 2017. The 2017 awards program will accept submissions of books on Jewi ...[read more]
Barnes & Noble Announces the Winners of the 26th Annual Discover Great New Writers Awards
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation's largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ...[read more]
American Journal of Nursing declares 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards
The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of its annual Book of the Year Awards. Winners in 19 cate ...[read more]
The City of Calgary and the Writers' Guild of Alberta Present: The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize 2016
In conjunction with the Writers' Guild of Alberta (WGA), The City of Calgary is preparing to celebrate another successful year with The City of C ...[read more]
YA Author Wins 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award
YA Author Kathryn Evans was today announced as the winner of the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award for her debut nove ...[read more]

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Gover Prize
The Gover Prize, named after groundbreaking author Robert Gover, awards an annual prize and publication in Best New Writing for the best short fiction...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

National Indie Excellence Awards
The National Indie Excellence Awards is open to all English language books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publisher...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

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: 2017-03-31

Maine Review's Annual Poetry Contest
The Review is currently accepting entries for our annual poetry contest, which awards a Grand Prize of $100 for the best poem, a Second Prize of $50, ...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Young Writers of Canada Annual Creative Writing Contest
Entrants must be between 5 and 18 years old at the time the entry is written. There are two age groups: 5-11 years and 12-18 years. Theme is open, 36...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest
Dr. William Henry Drummond (1854-1907) was "Canada’s First National Poet" as well as doctor and a silver mine owner in the Cobalt area. Included...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award
The $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award is for a book in the Mind Body Spirit genre, published between April 1 and March 31 by a citizen ...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Narrative Winter Story Contest
Entries can include short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from l...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Caterpillar Poetry Prize
The Caterpillar is delighted to announce its inaugural poetry prize - for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11). What we are l...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Vallum Chapbook Award
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished chapbooks for this contest. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Recently Added Contests

IACP Cookbook Awards
The IACP Cookbook Awards honor the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published each year.

Deadline: 2017-11-30   [Read More]

CBC Literary Prizes Nonfiction Prize
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to enter. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority in his/her ...
Deadline: 2017-02-28   [Read More]

Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations...
Deadline: 2017-09-30   [Read More]

Cygnus Awards for Science Fiction
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books in the genre. Winners receive editorial book reviews, $200 cash for grand prize and a chan...
Deadline: 2017-01-31   [Read More]

Vallum Award for Poetry
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 ...
Deadline: 2017-07-15   [Read More]