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New Zealand Young Writers Festival
Held in the heart of Dunedin, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, the festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions, and bookish social festivities. We join playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences in ...
Ends: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

National Young Writers’ Festival
The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. ...
Ends: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference features panel discussions, books launches and author talks. ...
Ends: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts th...
Ends: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

Reading is Magic Festival
The Reading is Magic Festival is a digital event that offers five days of free, inclusive, and engaging activities for schools and families. It features leading authors and illustrators from around the world. The festival is inspired by Cressida Cowell�...
Ends: 2023-10-06   [Read More]

Bath Children's Literature Festival
The Bath Children's Literature Festival is an annual book festival held in Bath, Somerset, England. It is aimed at children's books and features a variety of authors, poets, illustrators, and storytellers. The festival typically lasts ten days, ...
Ends: 2023-10-08   [Read More]

Henley Literary Festival
Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals. The 2019 festival was our biggest yet with 170 events for adults and children. The line-up included former Prime Minister Theresa May, comedian Paul Merton, cookery legen...
Ends: 2023-10-08   [Read More]

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all students, educators and book lovers everywhere. The festival will present two free days of panels, craft sessions and illustrator draw-offs ...
Ends: 2023-10-13   [Read More]

Pittsburgh International Lit Fest
Pittsburgh International Literary Festival, LitFest 2023, features two full weeks of free programs that highlight global voices and perspectives, celebrate literature from around the world, and encourage cross-cultural exchange. ...
Ends: 2023-10-15   [Read More]

Guildford Book Festival
For over 34 years Guildford has hosted an annual Book Festival, with a mission to celebrate great writing and share a love of books with a wide and varied audience....
Ends: 2023-10-18   [Read More]

Festival News

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival to Highlight Banned Books
This is the largest CCBF festival with 10,000 visitors expected to attend. CCBF will be hosting 180 renowned and award-winning children’s book authors ...
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The Baltimore Book Festival is coming back in 2024
In 2019, former BOPA CEO Donna Drew Sawyer merged the book festival with another Inner Harbor event, Light City. That was the last book festival BOPA ...
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Six Bridges Book Festival kicks off 2023 programs
The book festival, sponsored by Central Arkansas Library System, will run until Sunday evening.
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Transformative Brooklyn Book Festival concludes this weekend with celebratory...
Hundreds of authors - from standout emerging voices to iconic writers whose bodies of works are literary movements unto themselves - convene for the ...
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The Saratoga Book Festival Announces 2023 Festival and Literary Marketplace Oct. 12-15
The multi-day festival features staged presentations and workshops, Literary Marketplace, Local Author Showcase, KidZone, an in-school performance ...
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Upcoming Events

Reading is Magic Festival
The Reading is Magic Festival is a digital event that offers five days of free, inclusive, and engaging activities for schools and families. It f...
Starts: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference
The Fall Conference is NEIBA’s largest event, attracting 600+ booksellers from the six states of New England, as well as parts of New York, and...
Starts: 2023-10-03   [Read More]

Birmingham Literature Festival
The annual event is a project run by Writing West Midlands, the literature development agency for the region, and is an Arts Council England Nati...
Starts: 2023-10-04   [Read More]

UEA Live
The University of East Anglia’s first literary festival took place in 1991 and over the last twenty two years we have welcomed a host of award-...
Starts: 2023-10-04   [Read More]

Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival
The Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival is an annual literary festival that takes place in the beautiful historic town of Nenagh and the environs ...
Starts: 2023-10-05   [Read More]

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Book Awards News

Win $1,250 in the Vermont Writer’s Prize literary contest
Entries are being accepted now, and the deadline is Jan. 1, 2024. They ... More details, including how to submit, are available online at ...
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NT Literary Awards 2023 winners announced
The winners of the 2023 Northern Territory Literary Awards, which celebrate the unpublished work of established and emerging NT writers, ...
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Bi-Annual Short Fiction Contest
... writers who are trying to gain a toehold in creative writing. Winners can always mention their prize on their writing resumes, when they’re ...
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The Worst First Lines in Literature: The Lyttle Lytton Contest
She graduated with two business degrees. While studying, her short nonfiction story was published in 2018 in Write On, Downtown, an ASU journal. Since ...
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BC and Yukon Book Prizes reveal this year’s selection of prize winners and award recipients
... literary awards, were announced this evening at a gala held at the University Golf Club in Vancouver. Finalists for the West Coast Book Prize ...
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
Writer’s Digest’s 9th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards honors the best self-published e-book(s) in eight of the most popular categories with $5...
Deadline: 2023-10-06

Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers and based in Atlantic Canada. Thousands of children in ...
Deadline: 2023-10-13

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: 2023-10-15

New Letters Editor’s Choice Award
We’re looking for work that experiments, that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form.

Enter your hybrid work - your lyric ...
Deadline: 2023-10-16

Elizabeth Venart Prize
The Elizabeth Venart Prize recognizes the unique barriers to literary creation faced by women and other marginalized genders—in particular the lack ...
Deadline: 2023-10-20

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