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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

American Eagle Book Awards
Each year, American Eagle Book Awards recognizes notable works of fiction by self-published or independently published authors whose books were publi...
Deadline: 2019-08-31

3-Day Novel Contest
Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For 37 years, hundreds of writers hav...
Deadline: 2019-09-02

CBC Short Story Prize
This annual contest is open to original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1500 words, written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Cana...
Deadline: 2019-10-31

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 publish...
Deadline: 2019-12-15

Catholic Press Book Awards
Both CPA members and non-members may enter the CPA Book Awards. An eligible entrant will be an author of a book or the publishing company. Award wi...
Deadline: 2020-02-15

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 profi...
Deadline: 2020-02-15

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition
The competition is open to published and unpublished authors living anywhere in the world and writing in English. Stories must not have been previousl...
Deadline: 2020-02-28

CBC Literary Prizes Nonfiction Prize
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to enter. For any contestant who has not reached the age of majority in his/her provi...
Deadline: 2020-02-28

Vermont Book Award
The Vermont Book Award is a new prize created to honor artists with deep connections to the state of Vermont, and to draw attention to a state so uniq...
Deadline: 2020-03-01

Governor General's Literary Awards
French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Lit...
Deadline: 2020-03-13

Caterpillar Poetry Prize
The Caterpillar is delighted to announce its inaugural poetry prize - for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11). What we are l...
Deadline: 2020-03-30

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...
Deadline: 2020-04-25

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 eboo...
Deadline: 2020-04-30

Cygnus Awards for Science Fiction
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books in the genre. Winners receive editorial book reviews, $200 cash for grand prize and a chance to...
Deadline: 2020-04-30

Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry
The Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry is awarded annually to a Canadian poet, based on a book published in the previous calendar year. The work...
Deadline: 2020-06-30

Recently Added Publishers

Waldorf Publishing
At Waldorf Publishing, our focus is not only on producing unique, quality reading for a wide audience, but also to help our authors gain the reco...
Grapevine, TX   US   [Read More]

ChiZine Publications
World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning ChiZine Publications publishes the same kind of weird, subtle, surreal, disturbing ...
Peterborough, ON   CA   [Read More]

Coffin Hop Press
New Crime. New Weird. New Pulp. Proudly Canadian publisher of worldwide fiction....
Calgary, AB   CA   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Bumbershoot
The Seattle Arts Festival always has active coffee houses and a book fair spotlighting literary artists....
Starts: 2019-08-30   [Read More]

Brisbane Writers Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane in September each year, as well as a year-round program of exciting events...
Starts: 2019-09-06   [Read More]

Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars ...
Starts: 2019-09-09   [Read More]