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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

Hamilton Literary Awards
The Hamilton Arts Council is calling for submissions by Hamilton-area authors for the 22nd Annual Hamilton Literary Awards to recognize works and aut...
Deadline: 2020-07-12

Anna Pidruchney Award for New Writers
Awarded to a novice writer under the age of 35 for a literary work which includes Ukrainian Canadian characters or is based on a Ukrainian Canadian t...
Deadline: 2020-11-30

Arthur Ellis Awards
The Arthur Ellis Awards are a group of Canadian literary awards, presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for the best Canadian crime and mys...
Deadline: 2020-12-15

Recently Added Publishers

Northern Bushcraft Publishing
Publisher of online guides covering wild edibles on the west coast and Pacific Northwest, including California, Washington, and Oregon....
Vancouver, BC   US   [Read More]

NewCon Press
NewCon Press is a multiple award-winning independent publisher specialising in science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Founded in 2006...
Alconbury Weston, England   UK   [Read More]

Owl Canyon Press
Our mission is to support new voices and provide quality English editions of international literature. Our goal is to discover books that stimula...
Boulder, CO   US   [Read More]

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