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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

Buxton Poetry Competition
The Buxton Poetry Competition is open to three categories of writers: Children aged up to 11 years old, Young People aged 12 to 17, and Open (18 and ...
Deadline: 2017-09-25

Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. The manuscript must be a collection...
Deadline: 2017-09-30

Christian Book Awards
The Christian Book Awards are among the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry, as well as the oldest. Formerly the Gold Medalli...
Deadline: 2017-09-30

Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards
The purpose is to promote what is best in Christian writing in the UK and to encourage the writing of Christian books. Lately it has focused on what m...
Deadline: 2017-09-30

Miller Williams Poetry Prize
A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Billy Collins will judge. Submit a manusc...
Deadline: 2017-09-30

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 for ...
Deadline: 2017-09-30

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest
Searching for the best short-short story of any theme. Submissions may not be more than 500 words, and must be previously unpublished....
Deadline: 2017-10-01

Mighty River Short Story Contest
Searching for the best short story of any theme. Submit a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced. Submissions must not be previously published. ...
Deadline: 2017-10-01

Young Buck Poetry Prize
CV2 magazine has created a new annual poetry contest exclusively for writers under the age of 35. The YOUNG BUCK poetry prize is awarded to the author...
Deadline: 2017-10-01

Shelf Unbound Competition For Best Indie/Self-Published Book
Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. "Independently Published" books include self-published books and e-books (such as...
Deadline: 2017-10-01

New Zealand Book Awards
The New Zealand Book Awards celebrate excellence, identifying the very best books for adult readers written by New Zealanders. From 2016, in a partne...
Deadline: 2017-10-05

Futurescapes Writing Contest
FutureScapes is an annual writing competition that asks writers to envision a particular future, and tell us its story. We could run projections and p...
Deadline: 2017-10-13

Arthur Ellis Awards
The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mys...
Deadline: 2017-10-15

Amy Lowell Traveling Poet Scholarship
The American poet Amy Lowell died in 1925. Her will established an annual scholarship to support travel abroad for gifted American-born poets. The sc...
Deadline: 2017-10-15

Jake Adam York Prize
The Jake Adam York Prize is a collaboration between Copper Nickel & Milkweed Editions. It is open to all poets in the US who have published no mor...
Deadline: 2017-10-15

Recently Added Publishers

Erotic Pleasures Publishing
Erotic Pleasures Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts and we would love to see your work! We are currently accepting manuscr...
Las Vegas, NV   US   [Read More]

Whitelocke Publications
Whitelocke Publications is a dynamic start-up company built on its founder’s twenty-year experience in publishing. We specialise...
Oxford, OXON   UK   [Read More]

Wave Books
Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in transl...
Seattle, WA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Starts: 2017-09-27   [Read More]

Conflux
The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...
Starts: 2017-09-29   [Read More]

Irish Writers' Festival
Four days of Irish poetry, fiction, history, film, art and music. Writing workshops and writing contests. Visiting Irish and authors present read...
Starts: 2017-10-05   [Read More]