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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

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world...
Deadline: 2018-09-21

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: 2018-10-01

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

Recently Added Publishers

Enclave Publishing
Enclave is the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. Whether it’s Christian science fiction you love, or fantasy, time travel, s...
Grand Rapids, MI   US   [Read More]

Italics Publishing
Italics Publishing is a boutique imprint specializing in small press, POD, and digital publishing. Combining the cutting edge of modern day publi...
Gulf Breeze, FL   US   [Read More]

Move Books
Move Books’ vision is to grow and sustain boys’ appetite for reading – to Move them to read for the long term. Our mission i...
Beacon Falls, CT   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Baltimore Book Festival
The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on mult...
Starts: 2018-09-28   [Read More]

Whistler Writers Festival
This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short se...
Starts: 2018-10-11   [Read More]

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is Southeast Asia's largest & most exciting literary event. ...
Starts: 2018-10-24   [Read More]