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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

Hamilton Literary Awards
The Hamilton Arts Council is calling for submissions by Hamilton-area authors for the 22nd Annual Hamilton Literary Awards to recognize works and auth...
Deadline: 2017-04-28

Short Fiction Contest
Entries must be original, unpublished stories, any genre, maximum length 2,500 words. Entrants must be Canadian citizens, or landed immigrants. En...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

Iowa Poetry Prize
The Iowa Poetry Prize, open to new as well as established poets, is awarded for a book-length collection of poems written originally in English. Previ...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

Toronto Book Awards
The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. Authors are only eligible if their submis...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

CWJ Short Fiction Contest
Entries must be original, unpublished stories, any genre, maximum length 2,500 words (accurate word count please). Entrants must be Canadian citizens,...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

Global Ebook Awards
The Global Ebook Awards are more than an honor for the best ebooks published, they offer high-profile publicity for ebook authors, publishers and eboo...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. Named after the first direct...
Deadline: 2017-04-30

Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction
Eligible authors have yet to publish their fiction in book form (a book is defined to have a length of 48 pages or more). One prize of $1,000 (CAD) is...
Deadline: 2017-05-01

Fugue Annual Writing Contest
Fugue’s Annual Writing Contest accepts submissions of both poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction). Multiple submissions are accepted as long ...
Deadline: 2017-05-01

Cedric Literary Awards
The Cedric Literary Awards are open to all full-time residents of British Columbia, aged 50 years or older as of January 1, 2015. Participants will be...
Deadline: 2017-05-01

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards
Open to short fiction (3,000 words max), poetry (5 related poems, up to 15 pages), and creative non-fiction (max 4,000 words). Winning entries will re...
Deadline: 2017-05-15

National Book Awards
The National Book Award is one of the nation's most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing...
Deadline: 2017-05-17

New Letters Literary Awards
New Letters established its Awards for Writers in 1986 to discover and reward new writers and to encourage more established writers to try new genres ...
Deadline: 2017-05-18

CIPA EVVY Book Awards
The EVVY awards are open to any independently or self-published print book, e-book or audio book and may be submitted by the author, publisher or cred...
Deadline: 2017-05-20

Northern Ontario Poetry Competition
All entrants must be Northern Ontario residents. Northern Ontario is defined as those residents who have addresses with postal codes beginning with th...
Deadline: 2017-05-31

Recently Added Publishers

Pomegranate Communications
Pomegranate is a leading publisher of award-winning books and gift products. With a focus on fine art and illustration, Pomegranate collaborates ...
Portland, OR   US   [Read More]

University of Washington Press
The University of Washington Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. Today we publish about s...
Seattle, WA   US   [Read More]

Chatwin Books
Chatwin Books publishes literary fiction, contemporary and collected poetry, and fine art and photography books....
Seattle, WA   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference
Enjoy sessions with publishing experts who can provide career-advancing knowledge. Speakers on legal issues, short stories, writing for film, edi...
Starts: 2017-05-05   [Read More]

Prairie Comics Market
Prairie Comics Market is a free to attend one-day market in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies! This market will...
Starts: 2017-05-06   [Read More]

Atlantic Book Festival
The festival runs for a full week, with events throughout the Atlantic region. A gala is held the final day of the festival where the Atlantic Bo...
Starts: 2017-05-11   [Read More]