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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

Sunshot Prize Series
The Sunshot Prize Series honors unpublished collections of poetry, short stories, and essays with a cash prize, publication, author copies, and a cont...
Deadline: 2017-05-30

Northern Ontario Poetry Competition
All entrants must be Northern Ontario residents. Northern Ontario is defined as those residents who have addresses with postal codes beginning with th...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Black River Chapbook Competition
Twice each year Black Lawrence Press will run the Black River Chapbook Competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

CBC Poetry Prize
Open to original, unpublished, poems or poetry collections between 400 and 600 words written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. <...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Indie Spiritual Book Awards
TISBA stands for “The Indie Spiritual Book Awards” created to honor independently published authors of spiritual-not-religious books (New Age, Met...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Bridport Prize
The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport ...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Peggy-Chapman Andrews Award
This prize is for a first novel from a resident of Great Britain. Entrants to the novel prize are required to submit a short 300 word synopsis with th...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

bpNichol Chapbook Award
The bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. The prize is awarded to a poetry chapbook judged to b...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievemen...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

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 emerging w...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

QWF Awards
Every year, The Quebec Writers' Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six...
Deadline: 2017-06-01

Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest
The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on unpublished Canadian poets. Launched by Heidi M. Stock in April (N...
Deadline: 2017-06-01

UKLA Book Award
The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children's books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recent...
Deadline: 2017-06-15

Costa Book Awards
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories ...
Deadline: 2017-06-28

Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry
The Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry is awarded annually to a Canadian poet, based on a book published in the previous calendar year. The work...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Recently Added Publishers

Minnesota Historical Society Press
Minnesota Historical Society Press publishes books on the history, art, and culture of the Upper Midwest. Founded in 1859, it is the oldest publi...
St Paul, MN   US   [Read More]

Kent State University Press
The Kent State University Press is the publishing arm of Kent State University. Our imprint is controlled by an editorial board composed of Kent ...
Kent, OH   US   [Read More]

Arrow Publications, LLC
Arrow Publications, LLC is 29 year-old Maryland-based publisher of fiction and non-fiction books....
Bethesda, MD   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Reading Until Dawn
RUDC is a unique author/reader conference where the authors and readers will spend the entire weekend playing games together. Character charades,...
Starts: 2017-06-03   [Read More]

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, non...
Starts: 2017-06-09   [Read More]

Alabama Writers' Conclave
The Conclave is today one of the oldest continuing writers' organization in the United States. Writers, aspiring writers and supporters of t...
Starts: 2017-06-30   [Read More]