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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

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

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is named for May Sarton, the renowned novelist, memoirist, poet, and feminist (1912-1995).The winner rece...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short fiction. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsbur...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Moth International Short Story Prize
The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 6,000 word limit. ...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Walrus Poetry Prize
The Walrus Foundation is delighted to announce the fourth annual $4,000 Walrus Poetry Prize and $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, generously supported b...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest
Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. Previously pub...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Adventure Writers Competition
The Adventure Writer's Competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. It is a annual writing competition for published a...
Deadline: 2017-06-30

Fiction Southeast Editors' Prize
Entries for the Fiction Southeast Editors’ Prize should be approximately 1500 words or less. Submissions should be in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf format...
Deadline: 2017-07-01

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Established in 2007 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship ...
Deadline: 2017-07-01

Lit POP Awards
This contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States. The deadline for all submissions is July 1st 2015. Winners will be notified in Augu...
Deadline: 2017-07-01

Vallum Award for Poetry
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines...
Deadline: 2017-07-15

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Competition
TBL is pleased to announce our third annual Spring Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging ...
Deadline: 2017-07-15

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

Recently Added Publishers

Franklin/Kerr Press
Franklin/Kerr Press is a small full-service publishing company dedicated to helping our authors succeed in their literary careers. Our focus is o...
Concord, NC   US   [Read More]

Hippocrene Books
Since opening over forty years ago Hippocrene Books has become one of America’s foremost publishers of foreign language reference books and eth...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Entrepreneur Press
Addressing the diverse challenges at all stages of business, Entrepreneur Press books provide actionable solutions to help you excel in all your ...
Irvine, CA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

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]

Buxton Festival
Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best o...
Starts: 2017-07-07   [Read More]

Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop
This is an intensive workshop for those who are not only passionate about children's book writing, but who dream of publishing their own chi...
Starts: 2017-07-10   [Read More]