Fiction Book Awards, Writing Contests and Literary Prizes
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...
Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly a...
Amazon.ca First Novel Award
The Amazon.ca First Novel Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a Canadian first-time novelist. Authors must be Canadian citizens (regardles...
Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers
Awarded to a novice writer under the age of 35 for a literary work which includes Ukrainian Canadian characters or is based on a Ukrainian Canadian t...
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 ...
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world...
BC Book Prizes
The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are for fiction, non-fictio...
Betty Trask Prize & Awards
The Betty Trask Prize and Awards are for first novels written by authors under the age of 35, who reside in a current or former Commonwealth nation. T...
Big Moose Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. T...
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...
Canada-Japan Literary Awards
The Canada-Japan Literary Awards recognize literary excellence by Canadian writers writing on the subject of Japan, or Japanese culture. These award...
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...
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 ...
Dartmouth Book Awards
The Dartmouth Book Awards honour Nova Scotia literature and recognize the valuable contribution writers make to our cultural heritage. Two prizes valu...
Dayton Literary Peace Prize
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to pr...
Dundee International Book Prize
The Dundee International Book Prize has established itself as the UK’s premier prize for debut novelists. The £10,000 cash award together with publ...
Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books
The Eric Hoffer Award for independent books recognizes excellence in publishing with a $2,000 grand prize and various category honors and press type d...
Florida Book Awards
The Florida Book Awards is an annual competition that exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida cult...
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...
Governor General's Literary Awards
French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Lit...
Half The World Global Literati Award
The annual US$50,000 cash prize will be awarded to a short story, novel or screenplay written in English, judged to have portrayed one or more well-ro...
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...
High Plains Book Award
The High Plains Books Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains. The High Plains regio...
Independent Publisher Book Awards
Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The awards...
Indie Spiritual Book Awards
TISBA stands for “The Indie Spiritual Book Awards” created to honor independently published authors of spiritual-not-religious books (New Age, Met...
Kentucky Literary Award
First awarded in 2003, and presented annually by the Southern Kentucky Book Fest Partnership, the Kentucky Literary Award is a celebration of Kentucky...
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...
Margaret Lawrence Award for Fiction
This award is given to the Manitoba writer whose book is judged to be the best book of adult fiction written in English and published during the calen...
Miles Franklin Award
The Miles Franklin Literary Award, recognised as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, is presented each year for the novel of the highest li...
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...
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...
New England Book Awards
Titles must be either about New England, set in New England or by an author residing in New England. It can be a hardcover, a paperback original or r...
New Zealand Book Awards
The New Zealand Book Awards celebrate excellence, identifying the very best books for adult readers written by New Zealanders. From 2016, in a partne...
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (#NGIBA) is the largest non-profit book awards program for indie authors and publishers. The Next Generation I...
Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel
Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories. Manuscripts that have been self-pub...
Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations for ...
Prix Aurora Awards
The Aurora awards are run by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a federally registered non-profit society. The awards recog...
Every year, The Quebec Writers' Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six...
Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
The ethos of America is defined by its immigrants. Their stories have always been an essential component of the nation’s cultural consciousness, fro...
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
This prize for literary excellence offers a $25,000 first prize to the novel or short-story collection the judges determine is the year’s best ...
Saskatchewan Book Awards
The Saskatchewan Book Awards offers 14 annual or semi-annual awards to celebrate, promote and reward Saskatchewan authors and publishers worthy of rec...
Shelf Unbound Competition For Best Indie/Self-Published Book
Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. "Independently Published" books include self-published books and e-books (such as...
Sophie Brody Award
The Sophie Brody Medal is funded by the Brodart Foundation and is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish Literatu...
Specsavers National Book Awards
Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the publishing industry’ the National Book Awards showcase the best of British writing and publishing, celebrating books wit...
Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award which recognizes exceptional writing in three categories: ...
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is awarded in honour of acclaimed Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell and recognizes literary achievement by Cal...
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...
Trillium Book Award
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased publ...
Vermont Book Award
The Vermont Book Award is a new prize created to honor artists with deep connections to the state of Vermont, and to draw attention to a state so uniq...
Word by Word - WCSC Short Fiction Contest
Final judge: Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists, Toronto.
The maximum word count is 1500 words (title not included). Any entries longe...
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...