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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.

Let us know if we've missed something, or if there's a category you're looking for that we haven't gotten to yet.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

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: 2017-01-21

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: 2017-01-30

Spirit First Poetry Contest
Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (we are referr...
Deadline: 2017-01-31

Big Moose Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. T...
Deadline: 2017-01-31

Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award which recognizes exceptional writing in three categories: ...
Deadline: 2017-01-31

Andre Norton Award
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912-2005...
Deadline: 2017-01-31

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 chance to...
Deadline: 2017-01-31

Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest
Canada's favorite micro-writing competition. Submit a story and a postcard-the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as...
Deadline: 2017-02-01

F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition - Short Story Contest
The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $1,000.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on ...
Deadline: 2017-02-15

F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition - Poetry Contest
The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $300.00 and publication in F(r)iction. Five finalists will receive free professional edits on their s...
Deadline: 2017-02-15

Dundee International Book Prize
The Dundee International Book Prize has established itself as the UK’s premier prize for debut novelists. The £10,000 cash award together with publ...
Deadline: 2017-02-19

Independent Publisher Book Awards
Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The awards...
Deadline: 2017-02-25

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition
The competition is open to published and unpublished authors living anywhere in the world and writing in English. Stories must not have been previousl...
Deadline: 2017-02-28

Alberta Views Short Story Contest
The contest is open to all current or former (long-term) residents of Alberta except employees of Alberta Views. Stories must be no longer than 3000 w...
Deadline: 2017-02-28

Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award is an annual award presented by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to the au...
Deadline: 2017-03-01

Recently Added Publishers

Bergli Books
Since 1988, Bergli Books has been publishing books in Switzerland that bridge intercultural gaps. Its mostly-English list has included many Swiss...
Basel,   CH   [Read More]

Bentley Publishers
Bentley Publishers is a transportation oriented publisher with the goal of producing books with lasting value. Bentley Publishers...
Cambridge, MA   US   [Read More]

Mercier Press
Founded in 1944 Mercier Press is Ireland's oldest independent publishing house. We take great pride in publishing works by Irish authors an...
Blackrock, Cork   IE   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Doolin Writers' Weekend
The weekend is an eclectic mix of workshops, readings, theatre, music and food and has something for every level of writer from beginners to expe...
Starts: 2017-02-03   [Read More]

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, “Searching for Peace!” Storytellers from across the United St...
Starts: 2017-02-03   [Read More]

Todos Santos Writers Workshop
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing, is a writer's retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baj...
Starts: 2017-02-05   [Read More]