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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

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
This prize for literary excellence offers a $25,000 first prize to the novel or short-story collection the judges determine is the year’s best ...
Deadline: 2018-06-20

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize
This prize for the best unpublished short story of the year was founded by the RSL at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the cent...
Deadline: 2018-06-29

International Prize for Arabic Fiction
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is an annual literary prize run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation in London and funded...
Deadline: 2018-06-30

24 Hour Short Story Contest
Write a story of a specified length on a specified topic in 24 hours. Topic and story length are given to participants once the contest time period be...
Deadline: 2018-07-14

Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
The prize is awarded for literary excellence in the category of nonfiction, which includes, among other forms, personal or journalistic essays, histor...
Deadline: 2018-07-18

Library Journal Indie Ebook Awards
Library Journal honors the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Young Adult. Each genre ...
Deadline: 2018-07-31

CANSCAIP Writing For Children Competition
A goal of the Writing for Children Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. The Wri...
Deadline: 2018-07-31

Juanita Brooks Prize in Mormon Studies
The Juanita Brooks Prize will be awarded to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the subject area of Mormon Studies related to history, biogra...
Deadline: 2018-08-01

Finch Memoir Prize
The Finch Memoir Prize is an annual publication prize for an unpublished memoir of between 40,000 and 80,000 words. The $10,000 prize money, payable o...
Deadline: 2018-08-25

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was set up to celebrate excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world...
Deadline: 2018-09-21

Small but Mighty Writers
Our competitions run all year round with deadlines on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July, 1st October. Winners will be released within 3 weeks of the de...
Deadline: 2018-10-01

BC Book Prizes
The BC Book Prizes, established in 1985, celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. The prizes are for fiction, non-fictio...
Deadline: 2018-12-01

Schneider Family Book Awards
The Schneider Family Book Awards are designed to recognize authors or illustrators for portraying storylines featuring characters with special needs.T...
Deadline: 2018-12-01

Bisexual Book Awards
Books can be submitted by the author, publisher or the Bi Writers Association (BWA). However, anyone may suggest a book for us to outreach. Any book w...
Deadline: 2018-12-03

Aurealis Awards
Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time during the calendar year is el...
Deadline: 2018-12-07

Recently Added Publishers

Blake Education
The Blake Education Group is Australia’s leading ‘independent’ educational publisher. Blake has been bringing high-quality educational prod...
Leichhardt, NSW   AU   [Read More]

Alma Books
Alma Books was set up in October 2005 by Alessandro Gallenzi and Elisabetta Minervini, the founders of Hesperus Press. Following its takeover of ...
Richmond,   UK   [Read More]

Veiled House
Independent publishers of art, graphic novels, fiction, poetry, thriller, horror....
Killeen, TX   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
Attendees to this conference benefit from a full spectrum of educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events, featuring ve...
Starts: 2018-06-22   [Read More]

Buxton Festival
Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best o...
Starts: 2018-07-06   [Read More]

Ad Astra
Ad Astra is a weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals, held annually in ...
Starts: 2018-07-13   [Read More]