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Book Awards and Writing Contests

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Whether you're a writer looking for recognition of your prose, or a publisher with an outstanding book, you'll find the awards you're looking for here. We're frequently updating the lists, and adding new ways to access the information. We have everything from poetry competitions to awards for children's books, from flash fiction contests to awards accepting entries from self-published authors.

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

BC 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: 2018-12-01

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: 2018-12-01

Bisexual Book Awards
Books can be submitted by the author, publisher or the Bi Writers Association (BWA). However, anyone may suggest a book for us to outreach. Any book w...
Deadline: 2018-12-03

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: 2018-12-07

Illumination Book Awards
With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,” the Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles wr...
Deadline: 2018-12-15

Trillium Book Award
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased publ...
Deadline: 2018-12-17

Miles Franklin Award
The Miles Franklin Literary Award, recognised as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, is presented each year for the novel of the highest li...
Deadline: 2018-12-21

Axiom Business Book Awards
The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that...
Deadline: 2019-01-12

Florida Book Awards
The Florida Book Awards is an annual competition that exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida cult...
Deadline: 2019-01-13

Colorado Prize for Poetry
The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Since the contest began, over 5,000 book-length poetry manuscripts...
Deadline: 2019-01-14

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards
You have a great book, you’re looking for some recognition, and you want a wider audience to fall in love with it. That’s where Foreword&#...
Deadline: 2019-01-15

ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards
The ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards are intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and...
Deadline: 2019-01-15

BKMK Press Book Prize
The BKMK Press Prize offers $1000 and publication for the best book-length collections of poetry and short fiction. Submissions for The G. S. S...
Deadline: 2019-01-15

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: 2019-01-21

Excellence in Publishing Awards
The goal of the "Excellence in Publishing Awards" is to recognize the best in Catholic publishing. Publishers may submit multiple books. Publishers wh...
Deadline: 2019-01-25

Recently Added Publishers

Bloomsday Literary
Bloomsday Literary is an independent press in Houston, Texas featuring the voices of inspiring, innovative, and undaunted storytellers writing in...
Houston, TX   US   [Read More]

Crooked Lane Books
Crooked Lane Books was founded in 2014 to publish the highest quality crime fiction titles in both print and electronic editions. From editorial ...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Transit Books
Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Transit publishes a carefully cura...
Oakland, CA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Wollongong Writers Festival
The Wollongong Writers Festival celebrates the best and brightest of the south coast, and bring exciting ideas and talent from across the nation....
Starts: 2018-11-23   [Read More]

Northampton Book & Arts Fair
Readings, talks and book signings by fiction writers, graphic novelists, poets, children’s book writers & illustrators, publishing and culi...
Starts: 2018-11-30   [Read More]

Austin Book and Map Show
Austin's only rare and collectible book show: a luscious browsing experience with 50+ exhibitors! Beautiful books - along with postcards, posters...
Starts: 2019-01-12   [Read More]