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Adventure Writers Competition
The Adventure Writer's Competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. It is a annual writing competition for published and non published authors in the action-adventure genre who meet the entry requirements....

Agatha Awards
The Agatha Awards honor the traditional, "cozy" mystery. That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Agatha Awards are given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year 2014 ...

Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly and Academic Books, Trade Fiction, Trade Non-Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Poetry and Editorial Exce...

Alex Awards
The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998. The titles were selected by the YALSA Adult Books for Young Adults Task Force from the previous year’s publishing and were part of the Adult Books for Young Adults Project, which ex...

Andre Norton Award
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912-2005), is a yearly award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) to the a...

Ann Connor Brimer Award
The $2000 prize is presented by The Nova Scotia Library Association to the author of a children’s book which has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Atlantic Canada. The winning author must be alive and residing ...

Arthur Ellis Awards
The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mystery writing published in the previous year. The award is presented at a gala dinner in the year fol...

Aurealis Awards
Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time during the calendar year is eligible to be entered. Works must be published and available to the general public to be eligible. ...

Bath Novel Award
Ł2,000 international prize for unpublished or independently published writers of novels for adults or young adults. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Conville & Walsh Literary Agency. Ł22 entry fee per novel. First 5,000 words plus one page synopsis....

Blue Ridge Mountains CWC Unpublished Writers Contest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 for your writing in any publication category, then you are ineligible for this contest in that cate...

CANSCAIP Writing For Children Competition
A goal of the Writing for Children Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. The Writers Union of Canada initiated the Competition in 1996, and in 2014 CANSCAIP took on this initiative...

Carol Awards
The Carol Awards are ACFW’s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. Beginning with the 2015 Carol Awards program, certain independently published Christian fiction will be...

Christian Retailing's Best awards
The awards sponsored by Christian Retailing were introduced in 2001 and have been acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant, life-changing products in the industry. Nominations must include clear Christian content...

Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is designed to promote small publishers in the Christian marketplace and bring recognition to outstanding Christian books from a small publisher with revenues of $400,000 or less per year. Awards wil...

Christy Awards
Every year publishers are invited to submit novels written from a Christian worldview and copyrighted in the year preceding the awards. To be eligible, you must submit a full-length work of fiction, including a novella published as a freestanding e...

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 credited service provider (Illustrator, designer, editor, printer, consultant, etc). CIPA membership is ...

CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
To merit consideration for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, a book must have been published in Canada in 2014 and its author must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Any work that is an act of creative writing (i.e., ...

CLA Young Adult Book Award
This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book which appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. To be eligible for consideration, the following must apply: it must be a work of fiction (novel, collection ...

Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award ...

Cybils Awards
The Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary) Awards were started by a small group of bloggers in 2006 as a grassroots project. Our mission has always been to help discover children’s and YA books which combine the highest literar...

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 distinctions, as well as the winners of the Montaigne Medal, da Vinci Eye, and First Horizon Award. T...

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 culture in the previous year. Begun in 2006, the Florida Book Awards is the most comprehensive state boo...

Genesis Contest
The ACFW Genesis Contest is for unpublished Christian fiction writers. With ten categories to enter, Genesis provides the opportunity for unbiased feedback on writers’ work by published authors and experienced judges, and the chance for finalis...

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....

Grace Awards
Open to original novels presenting a Christian worldview written in English, published in hard cover, trade paperback, or in Ebook format. Traditional publishers, Small press, Indie publishers, self-published works. To us, Pbooks and Ebooks all compe...

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 region includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Alberta, Manito...

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 ...

ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards
The ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards are intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and young adults’ book field. Awards are given for fiction and nonfiction in each of three categories...

Illumination Book Awards
With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,” the Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Authors, illustrators, publishers and self-publish...

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...

Irish Writers Lost Gatos Writing Contests
Writing contests open till 21 September 2017. Short Stories $10 per story, $1000 prize. Poetry $10 per poem $600 prize. Youth Poetry (under 18's) $8 per poem, $400 Gift Card Prize. Open to all, unpublished work only in English....

Kindle Book Awards
The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards is co-sponsored by book sites like Kindle Boards, Digital Book Today, World Literary Cafe, and Author Marketing Club. Any independent or small press author can submit books in the categories of M...

Library Journal Indie Ebook Awards
Library Journal honors the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Young Adult. Each genre prize Winner shall receive $1,250.00....

Maine Literary Awards
The 2018 Maine Literary Awards are open to all current Maine residents, including seasonal residents. All nominations to the Book Awards, regardless of category, must have been published during the 2017 calendar year. The editors (or lead editor) of ...

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award is a children’s choice award for the state of Maryland. Each year since 1992, the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award has been given to authors and/or illustrators of outstanding books chosen for the award by Maryland studen...

McNally Robinson Book For Young People Awards
This award is divided into the categories of Older and Younger. The Older Category is presented to the Manitoban writer whose English language book is judged the best written. It is geared towards books published for readers who are ages 9 to 18. ...

Michael L. Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literat...

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards contest is designed to honor the year’s best children's books, authors and illustrators. The program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children's books written in English or Spanish and inte...

Mystery & Mayhem Awards
The M&M Awards reward independently published books and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Amateur Sleuth, Romance, Animals, Hobbies, Blended Genres, Medical/Lab Lit, Travel/Vacation/Exotic Locales, Humourous, Senior Sleuth...

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. In 1950, William Carlos Williams was the first Winner in Poetry, the following year William Faulk...

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 publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. The National Indie Excellence Awards exists...

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Awards for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are made in four categories: Young Adult Fiction, Junior Fiction, Non-fiction and Picture Book. Five finalists are selected for each category and from these a winner in each cat...

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 Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published...

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 recognize the best Canadian professional and amateur (fan) achievements for the calendar year. The Aurora...

Pura Belpré Award
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affir...

QWF Awards
Every year, The Quebec Writers' Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six $2,000 book prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children's and Yo...

Schneider Family Book Awards
The Schneider Family Book Awards are designed to recognize authors or illustrators for portraying storylines featuring characters with special needs.The awards are given annually for books aimed at each of three audiences – children up to age 8, ki...

Stonewall Book Awards
The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah received the firs...

TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
All genres of books (i.e., picture books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry), written for young people up to age 12, are eligible for consideration. Teen/young adult books are not eligible for submission. Books must be published between January ...

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award
The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award seeks to
discover and honor the best books of the previous year....

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Texas State University College of Education developed The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 a...

Trillium Book Award
The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing.” The prize for the ...

UKLA Book Award
The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children's books in order to encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high quality children's books and promote the place of books for young people in all ...

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...

WFNB Writing Competition
WFNB Writing Competition offers prizes in seven categories: fiction manuscript, short fiction, poetry manuscript, single poem, children and teens, young writers, and creative non-fiction. Prizes for all categories total $2,600. Entrants must be N...

Word Awards
The Word Awards was established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian.The content of eligible entries must be consistent with a C...

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 printing has been paid for by a grant or as part of a prize. All books published or revised and reprint...

Young Readers Choice Awards
The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award is the oldest children’s choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Chosen by the children of Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washingto...