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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.

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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

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Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel.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.
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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

Turn Off The Lights Thriller Contest
Submit your mystery, thriller, suspense, or horror novel for the chance to become a published author and win huge cash prizes!
Entering the con...
Deadline: 2022-02-28

Blue Ridge Mountains CWC Directors Choice Awards
Past and present attendees of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference are eligible to submit their published work to this contest. ...
Deadline: 2022-03-01

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 in En...
Deadline: 2022-03-15

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 Espa...
Deadline: 2022-03-30

National Indie Excellence Awards
The National Indie Excellence Awards is open to all English language books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publisher...
Deadline: 2022-03-31

Alberta Book Awards
The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.Categories include: Children’s Books, Scholarly a...
Deadline: 2022-03-31

Cowles Poetry Book Prize
Individual poems in the manuscript may have been published previously in a chapbook, magazines, journals or anthologies, but the work as a whole must...
Deadline: 2022-04-01

Recently Added Publishers

Royal Irish Academy
The Royal Irish Academy was founded in 1785 and it began publishing scholarly articles in its Transactions in 1787 - now six journals are publish...
Dublin,   IE   [Read More]

WindWord Group
The WindWord Group focuses on fiction, personal development, business and travel memoirs....
Savannah, GA   US   [Read More]

Heritage Christian University Press
HCU Press is an academic press publishing in the field of biblical studies and related areas, including history, philosophy, and ethics....
Florence, AL   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Rancho Mirage Writers Fest
The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world-class gathering of the finest writers who contribute to the intellectual vitality of our time....
Starts: 2022-01-26   [Read More]

Angoulême International Comics Festival
The Angoulême International Comics Festival is the second largest comics festival in Europe after the Lucca Comics & Games in Italy, and...
Starts: 2022-01-27   [Read More]

Sunshine State Book Festival
Florida has an amazing literary history dating back to William Bartram nearly 250 years ago. Today, Gainesville is a leading center of literary c...
Starts: 2022-01-29   [Read More]