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

Black Shuck Books
Launched in 2015 by editor Steve J Shaw, Black Shuck Books is an independent publisher of horror fiction based in the depths of the Kent countrys...
Canterbury, Kent   UK   [Read More]

Pisgah Press
Pisgah Press has been an active publisher since 2011, established to publish and promote works of quality offering original ideas and insight int...
Asheville, NC   US   [Read More]

Trace Press
t r a c e publishes books that illuminate, in complex, beautiful, and thought-provoking ways, contemporary and historical experiences of conflict...
Toronto, ON   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Steelband Dance, book launch to benefit literary fest
... book, "Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood," will raise funds for Word, Blue Hill’s annual October literary arts festival.
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Boswell Book Festival is an international hit
Festival Director, Caroline Knox, said: ’The response to our first virtual book festival exceeded all our expectations with the registrations pouring in over ...
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Festival aims to get people reading and talking about books
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival takes place in the town from 15-19 September this year and organisers are busy putting the final touches to an ...
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Awards News and Announcements

Pulitzer Prize winners announced
Louise Erdrich won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Night Watchman (Corsair), which judges described as ’a majestic, polyphonic novel about a ...
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Michael Gifkins Prize 2021 shortlist announced
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Michael ...
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Ontario Creates Announces the 2021 Trillium Book Award Winners Français
Four Ontario Authors Honoured with Province’s Top Literary Award. TORONTO, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Ontario Creates is pleased to announce the ...
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PBA announces shortlisted books
The Palestine Book Awards (PBA)’s is celebrating its tenth anniversary in November 2021 as part of its annual ceremony that honours and celebrates ...
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2021 Freeplay Awards finalists announced, led by Dana McKay’s ’A Long Goodbye’
2021 Freeplay Awards finalists announced, led by Dana McKay’s ’A Long ... cinematic visual novel Necrobarista, and 2018 The Game Awards’ Best ...
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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

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 ...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
The May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is named for May Sarton, the renowned novelist, memoirist, poet, and feminist (1912-1995).

The winner rece...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short fiction. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsbur...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

Moth International Short Story Prize
The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 6,000 word limit. ...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

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 recent...
Deadline: 2021-06-30

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Established in 2007 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship ...
Deadline: 2021-07-01

Vallum Award for Poetry
Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry. Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines...
Deadline: 2021-07-15

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...
Deadline: 2021-08-31

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

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: 2021-03-30   [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]