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Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations
The Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association and the American Historical Association is awarded to the best book dealing with the history of Canadian-American relations or the hist...

Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing
The Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing was established to recognize and promote literary achievement in the Social Sciences and Humanities fields – including, but not limited to, history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, regional studies,...

Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievement in history. The award is offered each year by McGill University to an individual, of any nationali...

Dartmouth Book Awards
The Dartmouth Book Awards honour Nova Scotia literature and recognize the valuable contribution writers make to our cultural heritage. Two prizes valued at $2,500.00 each are awarded in the categories of: fiction and non-fiction. A third $2,500.00 pr...

Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
The Democracy 250 Book Award honors an outstanding work of non-fiction that promotes awareness of, and appreciation for, and aspect of the history of the Atlantic Provinces. Eligible entries will be fiction titles dealing with some aspect of Atlan...

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 ebooks....

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-rounded female protagonists as the central character. The award will be decided by a distinguished pan...

Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
The prize is awarded for literary excellence in the category of nonfiction, which includes, among other forms, personal or journalistic essays, history, biography, memoirs, commentary, and criticism, both social and political. Finalist works will, in...

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers. The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with help ...

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 are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, ...

IndieFab Awards
You have a great book, you’re looking for some recognition, and you want a wider audience to fall in love with it. That’s where Foreword’s annual book awards program comes in. The IndieFab Awards recognize the best in indie book pub...

Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies
The Juanita Brooks Prize will be awarded to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the subject area of Mormon Studies related to history, biography, or culture. To compete for this award, manuscripts must emphasize research in primary and secon...

Kayak Illustrated History Challenge for Kids
The award is open to Canadian kids between the ages of 7 and 14. Students are invited to create their own illustrated story based on any element of Canada’s past they find of interest. Stories should be between 500–1200 words in length and shou...

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 Literature. Works for adults published in the United States in the preceding year are eligible for the award...

Tom Watson Brown Book Award
Tom Watson Brown Book Award recognizes an outstanding book published in the previous calendar year on the causes, conduct, and effects, broadly defined, of the Civil War. All genres of scholarship on the causes, conduct, and effects, broadly define...

Wellcome Book Prize
The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or nonfiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing ...

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
A biennial award made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia. The categories are as follows: Children’s Books, Digital Narrative, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Scripts, Writi...

Western Writers of America Spur Awards
To be eligible, works submitted must be set in the American West, the early frontier, or relate to the Western or frontier experience. Submitted works must be first copyrighted and published in the calendar year covered by the award. Categories...