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Book Awards and Writing Contests

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Whether you're a writer looking for recognition of your prose, or a publisher with an outstanding book, you'll find the awards you're looking for here. We're frequently updating the lists, and adding new ways to access the information. We have everything from poetry competitions to awards for children's books, from flash fiction contests to awards accepting entries from self-published authors.

Let us know if we've missed something, or if there's a category you're looking for that we haven't gotten to yet.

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

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Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories.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 (www.bookexcellenceawards.com) 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

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Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel.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...
Deadline: 2022-01-31

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

Accenti Magazine Writing Contest
The topic is open. Any type of entry that meets the submission criteria below is eligible. Multiple entries welcome.
• The contest is open ...
Deadline: 2022-02-07

NEOWA Youth Outdoor Writing Contest
The contest is open to schools in New England. Student entries must be submitted by school personnel.The written entries should be no longer than 5...
Deadline: 2022-02-15

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...
Deadline: 2022-02-19

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, named to honor prolific science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton (1912-2005...
Deadline: 2022-02-28

Askew's Word on the Lake Writing Contest
The Word on the Lake Writing Contest is open to all writers eighteen years and older. All contest entries must be original material whose copyright re...
Deadline: 2022-02-28

Recently Added Publishers

Thoughtcrime Press
Thoughtcrime Press gathers the most important voices in writing and sculpts exceptional books around them. We are artists and craftspeople who be...
Portland, OR   US   [Read More]

Orbis Tertius Press
Orbis Tertius Press is an independent Canadian publisher, founded in 2020. We are committed to publishing works that explore multiple perspective...
Edmonton, AB   CA   [Read More]

West Vine Press
An Indie Publisher from Michigan that moves stuff around. We do our best to make physical books written by Future Dead Writers....
North Muskegon, MI   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness bril...
Starts: 2021-10-18   [Read More]

Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City is a City of Literature for many reasons: The wonderful writing programs at the University of Iowa, our small presses and magazines, ou...
Starts: 2021-10-18   [Read More]

Word: Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival
Word was started in 2017 by a group of community members to celebrate the rich literary culture of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Not only is Blue Hill...
Starts: 2021-10-21   [Read More]