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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

CSFG/Conflux Short Story Competition
The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 11. Entry is $5, unless yo...
Deadline: 2017-07-31

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, ...
Deadline: 2017-08-01

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open...
Deadline: 2017-08-12

PEN Translation Prize
The $3,000 PEN Translation Prize invites submissions of book-length translations from any language into English published during the current calendar ...
Deadline: 2017-08-15

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
The $3,000 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is conferred every year in New York. The award recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any l...
Deadline: 2017-08-15

French Voices Award
The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work. The program’s goal is to create a US-published series of...
Deadline: 2017-08-25

St. Lawrence Book Award
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The St. Lawrence Book Award for an unpublished first collection of poems or short stories. The St. Lawrence ...
Deadline: 2017-08-31

DWAA Annual Writing Competition
The Maxwell Medallion writing contest is open to all writers, editors, publishers, photographers, artists and others whose work falls into the designa...
Deadline: 2017-08-31

Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are a set of industry-recognition awards set up by a coalition of Irish booksellers in 2007. The awards are ow...
Deadline: 2017-09-01

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awar...
Deadline: 2017-09-01

Dorothy Hewett Award
UWA Publishing, in partnership with Copyright Agency Limited and ABC 720 Perth, has established a new award for an unpublished manuscript. The aim ...
Deadline: 2017-09-01

Wellcome Book Prize
The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or nonfiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme t...
Deadline: 2017-09-08

3-Day Novel Contest
Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For 37 years, hundreds of writers hav...
Deadline: 2017-09-11

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Launched in 2009 by Lord Matthew Evans, former chairman of EFG Private Bank and Cathy Galvin from The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story A...
Deadline: 2017-09-15

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

Recently Added Publishers

BatCat Press
BatCat Press is a small independent publisher and bindery located in Midland, PA, specializing in limited hand-bound editions of awesome poetry a...
Midland, PA   US   [Read More]

Blood Pudding Press
Blood Pudding Press is an indie poetry chapbook press and has an etsy shop offering hand-designed poetry chapbooks....
Medina, OH   US   [Read More]

Split Lip Press
Split Lip Press is an independent publisher of chapbooks, fiction & poetry collections and novellas. We are punk rock publishing with an atti...
Wyncote, PA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Bendigo Writers Festival
Bendigo Writers Festival gives you time out to tune in to the important things in life. This year’s festival theme is The Good Life, and that c...
Starts: 2017-08-11   [Read More]

When Words Collide
When Words Collide is an annual non-profit festival designed to bring readers and writers together in a celebration of the written word. Up to 10...
Starts: 2017-08-11   [Read More]

Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference
The Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together foren...
Starts: 2017-08-24   [Read More]