Directory of book publishers, literary awards, book events and more

Book Publishers Directory

Publishing Directory

Social distancing is turning into our new reality. Keep yourself productive and sane during this time by journalling, creating, reading and learning. Take the time to start a new book, or read through that pile of novels on your nightstand. Write a poem, a short story, an essay or a book. Aim high and check out the contests we have listed at when you're done. Be good to yourself and your neighbours, and know that we'll get through this.

Recently Added Publishers

Moose House Press
We publish books written in, or about, rural Nova Scotia. Founded in 2019, we average six or seven book releases each year. Query form is on the ...
Granville Ferry, NS   CA   [Read More]

Pale Horse Books
Pale Horse Books is a small, independent publishing company committed to providing well-written fiction, non-fiction, poetry and titles for young...
Williamsburg, VA   US   [Read More]

Castles in the Air Press
We are excited about publishing quality fiction for adults and young adults. Whether that be a novel, novella or a collection of short stories, p...
Vancouver, BC   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Kent State Stark, Mount Union announce lecture series speakers for 2021-22
Woodson has written dozens of books for adults and children. She is also a four-time Newbery Honor winner, four-time National Book Award finalist and the ...
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Lubbock Book Festival at the Mahon Library on Sept. 25-26
We’ll have author panels and book signings, book sales, family-fun crafts and activities, a massive used book sale courtesy of Friends of the Library, writing ...
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Kansas Book Festival supports Sunflower state authors for 10th year
The Kansas Book Festival celebrated their 10th annual event by inviting 50 different authors to come share their work and give presentations regarding their ...
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Awards News and Announcements

Southern Festival Of Books Kicks Off Sept. 21 With 1st Virtual Program
The 33rd Annual Southern Festival of Books: An Online Celebration of the Written ... and was announced a 2021 National Book Award finalist in Nonfiction.
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Karen Tei Yamashita Wins National Book Award
The National Book Awards announced on Friday that Yamashita was awarded a medal for his contribution to American letters. This is a $ 10,000 prize.
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Finalists Announced for Connecticut Book Awards - Connecticut by the Numbers
The Connecticut Book Awards recognize the best books of 2020 either about Connecticut or by authors and illustrators from Connecticut. Categories include: ...
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U.S. authors Lockwood, Powers, Shipstead up for Booker Prize | Arts |
Three books by American authors are on the shortlist announced Tuesday for the $69,000 prize: Patricia Lockwood’s social media-steeped novel "No One is ...
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City announces 2021 Ottawa Book Awards finalists
The finalists for the 2021 Ottawa Book Awards take the reader on a journey through deeply personal poetry, poignant narrative and immersive ...
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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Foreword INDIES Book of the Year 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&#...
Deadline: 2021-09-30

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...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

Ann Connor Brimer Award
Awarded for a book of fiction or non-fiction written by a living, full-time resident of Atlantic Canada that is readily available in print and that wa...
Deadline: 2021-11-01

Instruction & Insight Book Awards
CIBA is looking for the best Non-narrative/Non-Fiction books including guidebooks, instructional books, inspirational books and more. There is a $75.0...
Deadline: 2021-11-30

BC and Yukon 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...
Deadline: 2021-12-01

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 el...
Deadline: 2021-12-10

Book Excellence Awards
The Book Excellence Awards ( is an international book awards competition.

The Book Excellence Awards is d...
Deadline: 2021-12-31

Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, the New Writer Award was established in 1985 and the New Illustrator Award in 2001 to recognize ...
Deadline: 2021-12-31

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...
Deadline: 2022-01-21

Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her d...
Deadline: 2022-01-31

Recently Added Contests

Danuta Gleed Literary Award
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award was created as a celebration of the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before ...
Deadline: 2022-01-31   [Read More]

Rhina Espaillat Poetry Award
This award honors the achievements of the great Dominican-American poet, translator, and public school teacher Rhina Polonia Espaillat. The Rhina...
Deadline: 2022-03-30   [Read More]

Adventure Writer's Competition
The AWC accepts novels exhibiting (in whole) the general action-adventure-themed genre and style. The Adventure Writer's Competition is spon...
Deadline: 2021-04-30   [Read More]

Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry
The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States o...
Deadline: 2021-04-30   [Read More]

The Washington Prize
The Washington Prize, awarded annually to a living American or Canadian poet, is $1,500 and book publication for a manuscript of original poetry ...
Deadline: 2022-03-15   [Read More]