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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

Gover Prize
The Gover Prize, named after groundbreaking author Robert Gover, awards an annual prize and publication in Best New Writing for the best short fiction...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

National Indie Excellence Awards
The National Indie Excellence Awards is open to all English language books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publisher...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Hudson Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The prize is open to new, emerging...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Maine Review's Annual Poetry Contest
The Review is currently accepting entries for our annual poetry contest, which awards a Grand Prize of $100 for the best poem, a Second Prize of $50, ...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Young Writers of Canada Annual Creative Writing Contest
Entrants must be between 5 and 18 years old at the time the entry is written. There are two age groups: 5-11 years and 12-18 years. Theme is open, 36...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest
Dr. William Henry Drummond (1854-1907) was "Canada’s First National Poet" as well as doctor and a silver mine owner in the Cobalt area. Included...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award
The $10,000 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award is for a book in the Mind Body Spirit genre, published between April 1 and March 31 by a citizen ...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Narrative Winter Story Contest
Entries can include short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from l...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Caterpillar Poetry Prize
The Caterpillar is delighted to announce its inaugural poetry prize - for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11). What we are l...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Vallum Chapbook Award
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished chapbooks for this contest. Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly a...
Deadline: 2017-03-31

Cowles Poetry Book Prize
Individual poems in the manuscript may have been published previously in a chapbook, magazines, journals or anthologies, but the work as a whole must ...
Deadline: 2017-04-01

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
Now in its 14th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,000 in prizes....
Deadline: 2017-04-01

Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
The competition is open to all English-language self-published books for which the authors have paid the full cost of publication, or the cost of pri...
Deadline: 2017-04-03

Blue Ridge Mountains CWC Unpublished Writers Contest
Attendees of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference are eligible to submit their unpublished work to this contest.If you have been paid...
Deadline: 2017-04-10

Recently Added Publishers

Goosebottom Books
Goosebottom Books is a small, award-winning press dedicated to "fun non-fiction" founded by Shirin Yim Bridges, author of Ruby’s Wish...
Foster City, CA   US   [Read More]

Findhorn Press
Findhorn Press is an independent publishing house in northeast Scotland which offers books, sets of cards, cds and dvds that cover a wide range o...
Forres , Scotland   UK   [Read More]

Sterling Publishing
Founded in 1949, Sterling Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of non-fiction books. We are unique in that we have the reach of ...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Oracles of the Bush
Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing...
Starts: 2017-03-30   [Read More]

Bologna Children's Book Fair
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children's publishing and multimedia industry. In Bol...
Starts: 2017-04-03   [Read More]

Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country, and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin Intern...
Starts: 2017-04-06   [Read More]