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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

Cuirt New Writing Prize
Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome....
Deadline: 2018-01-28

Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize
The Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize will be awarded to the best book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted to the Press. All...
Deadline: 2018-01-30

Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award
The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest recognizes outstanding pieces of fiction that push the boundaries of genre and/or form. Surprise us! Sho...
Deadline: 2018-01-31

Fiction Desk Ghost Story Competition
’Ghost story’ can mean a lot of different things, from an encounter with an actual phantom to more unusual paranormal phenomena and unexpl...
Deadline: 2018-01-31

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 define...
Deadline: 2018-01-31

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize
Each year the Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through our Young People’s Book Prize. The Pr...
Deadline: 2018-01-31

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...
Deadline: 2018-01-31

Malahat Review Novella Contest
The Malahat Review, Canada's premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere for the Novella Prize. One prize...
Deadline: 2018-02-01

Malahat Review Long Poem/Novella Prize
The Malahat Review, Canada's premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awa...
Deadline: 2018-02-01

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 o...
Deadline: 2018-02-01

British Book Awards
The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, is the definitive event for honouring the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. It succeeds ...
Deadline: 2018-02-09

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults publ...
Deadline: 2018-02-14

Fresh Ink
Fresh Ink is a novice contest designed for new hobby writers who have not yet been published. The awards are the ideal opportunity to have your word c...
Deadline: 2018-02-15

Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
Since 1996 the AUC Press has presented the annual Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, a major award in support of contemporary Arabic literature in t...
Deadline: 2018-02-15

Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards
The Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards recognize outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $10,000 book prize and a $...
Deadline: 2018-02-15

Recently Added Publishers

Gettysburg Publishing
Gettysburg Publishing LLC originated in 2012 and is known today for its broad scope of published books concerning our country's history and ...
Trumbull, CT   US   [Read More]

Beacon Publishing Group
Beacon Publishing Company is an award-winning, independent publisher of books and audio books. Beacon has a broad array of titles in fiction &...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

blOOturtle Publishing
blOOturtle Publishing is a niche eco-friendly children's book company. Our criteria is simple, if there is a fantastic bedtime, nap time or ...
Mona Vale, NSW   AU   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Todos Santos Writers Workshop
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing, is a writer's retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baj...
Starts: 2018-01-27   [Read More]

SDSU Writers' Conference
Whether you're a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers' Conference is for you. This conf...
Starts: 2018-01-31   [Read More]

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference
The SCBWI Winter Conference is an incredible weekend with the top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators in the children's publ...
Starts: 2018-02-02   [Read More]