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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

Rumble Museum Science Fiction Competition
The Rumble Museum, in association with the Arthur C. Clarke Award, is delighted to announce a national science fiction competition for young people wh...
Deadline: 2019-10-31

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This annual contest is open to original, unpublished stories between 1200 and 1500 words, written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Cana...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

Narrative Fall Story Contest
Entries can include short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from l...
Deadline: 2019-11-30

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

Instruction & Insight Book Awards
CIBA is looking for the best Non-narrative/Non-Fiction books including guidebooks, instructional books, inspirational books and more. There is a $75.0...
Deadline: 2019-12-31

Hudson Prize
Each year Black Lawrence Press will award The Hudson Prize for an unpublished collection of poems or short stories. The prize is open to new, emerging...
Deadline: 2020-01-31

The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry
Robert Kroetsch was one of Canada’s most celebrated literary writers and critics. His novels, poetry, and theory have consistently been benchmarks ...
Deadline: 2020-01-31

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

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
To be eligible, the book must be the first book published by the Entrant. The book must be an English language full-length novel or short story colle...
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

Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award is an annual award presented by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to the a...
Deadline: 2020-03-01

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is open to writers under the age of 35 and unpublished in book form. The award alternates each year between poetry and ...
Deadline: 2020-03-01

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

Recently Added Publishers

Fabrik Books
Fabrik Books is a small independent publishing house focusing on high quality publications by contemporary nordic and photography based artists. ...
Copenhagen,   DK   [Read More]

Golden Foothills Press
Golden Foothills Press was founded in Pasadena, CA in May 2014 by national award-winning author, Thelma T. Reyna. Its focus is on quality poetry,...
Pasadena, CA   US   [Read More]

McFarland & Company
A leading independent publisher of academic nonfiction, McFarland is recognized for noteworthy books about pop culture, sports, military history,...
Jefferson, NC   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Dundee Literary Festival
Welcome to the 2014 Dundee Literary Festival, five days of words, writing, debate, discussion – and the odd slice of cake. With a massive 60...
Starts: 2019-10-16   [Read More]

Whistler Writers Festival
This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short se...
Starts: 2019-10-17   [Read More]

Vancouver Writers Fest
The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness bril...
Starts: 2019-10-21   [Read More]