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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

Miles Franklin Award
The Miles Franklin Literary Award, recognised as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, is presented each year for the novel of the highest li...
Deadline: 2018-12-21

Axiom Business Book Awards
The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that...
Deadline: 2019-01-12

Florida Book Awards
The Florida Book Awards is an annual competition that exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida cult...
Deadline: 2019-01-13

Colorado Prize for Poetry
The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international literary contest started in 1995. Since the contest began, over 5,000 book-length poetry manuscripts...
Deadline: 2019-01-14

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: 2019-01-15

ILA Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards
The ILA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards are intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children’s and...
Deadline: 2019-01-15

BKMK Press Book Prize
The BKMK Press Prize offers $1000 and publication for the best book-length collections of poetry and short fiction. Submissions for The G. S. S...
Deadline: 2019-01-15

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: 2019-01-21

Excellence in Publishing Awards
The goal of the "Excellence in Publishing Awards" is to recognize the best in Catholic publishing. Publishers may submit multiple books. Publishers wh...
Deadline: 2019-01-25

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: 2019-01-31

Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award which recognizes exceptional writing in three categories: ...
Deadline: 2019-01-31

Andre Norton Award
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: 2019-01-31

McNally Robinson Book For Young People Awards
This award is divided into the categories of Older and Younger. The Older Category is presented to the Manitoban writer whose English language book ...
Deadline: 2019-01-31

Prix Aurora Awards
The Aurora awards are run by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA), a federally registered non-profit society. The awards recog...
Deadline: 2019-03-15

Dayton Literary Peace Prize
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize, inaugurated in 2006, is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to pr...
Deadline: 2019-03-15

Recently Added Publishers

Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press is a small press based out of Portland, Oregon. We focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you craf...
Portland, OR   US   [Read More]

Bloomsday Literary
Bloomsday Literary is an independent press in Houston, Texas featuring the voices of inspiring, innovative, and undaunted storytellers writing in...
Houston, TX   US   [Read More]

Crooked Lane Books
Crooked Lane Books was founded in 2014 to publish the highest quality crime fiction titles in both print and electronic editions. From editorial ...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Austin Book and Map Show
Austin's only rare and collectible book show: a luscious browsing experience with 50+ exhibitors! Beautiful books - along with postcards, posters...
Starts: 2019-01-12   [Read More]

Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College
For over a decade, Writers in Paradise has helped talented writers better their craft. The intimate size and secluded location of Eckerd C...
Starts: 2019-01-19   [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: 2019-01-31   [Read More]