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Queenscliffe Literary Festival
The Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc presents a lively and engaging program of events with leading Australia writers of fiction and non-fiction. It's held across three weekends in May....
Ends: 2022-05-29   [Read More]

International Literature Festival Dublin
The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as boasting a stunning array of top inter...
Ends: 2022-05-29   [Read More]

Calabash International Literary Festival
A three-day festival of readings and music with other forms of storytelling folded in the mix, Calabash is earthy, inspirational, daring and diverse. It’s the only annual international literary festival in the English-speaking Caribbean. All festival ev...
Ends: 2022-05-29   [Read More]

NorthWords NWT Literary Festival
A summer literary festival in Yellowknife that would support northern and Aboriginal writers by allowing them to share the stage with established writers from southern Canada....
Ends: 2022-05-29   [Read More]

Verses Festival of Words
The mission of the Verses Festival of Words is to celebrate the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung; to engage diverse groups in cutting-edge, live performances as both audience and participants; to present influential artists f...
Ends: 2022-05-30   [Read More]

WOWFest
Throughout the entire month of May, our annual literature festival, WoWFEST, offers a programme of local, national and international writers, performers, commentators and artists. ...
Ends: 2022-05-31   [Read More]

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts
The Hay Festival, founded in 1988, offers a fortnight of live and online conversations, debates and performances, and an inspiring, free Programme for Schools. ...
Ends: 2022-06-05   [Read More]

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival
Literary festival capturing the wonderment of the written word and praising its ability to intoxicate, transport and transform....
Ends: 2022-06-07   [Read More]

Kalamazoo Valley Museum Storytelling Festival
The Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates their 5th Annual Storytelling Festival, "Searching for Peace!" Storytellers from across the United States will come together to explore unity, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all. ...
Ends: 2022-06-20   [Read More]

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference began nearly four decades ago as a spirit-filled environment where writers could move forward in their writing journey and publishing dreams. The legacy event is focused on God’s path for each writer...
Ends: 2022-07-02   [Read More]

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Cymera Festival
A book festival with a focus on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres. Each year, the book festival invites around 80 authors to attend the ...
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Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival and Summer Reading Program
We would like to start out our inaugural column with our famous 7th annual Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) and everything that it ...
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Passaic County to Host 1st Book Festival
The book festival is a full-day event that aims to bring awareness to literary arts through exchanging ideas, encouragement of continued research, ...
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A look at Northwestern and Chicago’s rich literary culture
The American Writers Festival took place at the American Writers Museum and Chicago Cultural Center on May 15. This inaugural event offered free ...
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The 2022 Bay Area Book Festival in Six Acts
This year’s festival celebrated some 230 authors, including poet, writer and editor of The New York Times Magazine’s poetry column Victoria Chang ...
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Upcoming Events

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference began nearly four decades ago as a spirit-filled environment where writers could move forwa...
Starts: 2022-05-29   [Read More]

Listowel Writers' Week
Listowel Writers' Week is an international acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovativ...
Starts: 2022-06-01   [Read More]

Henry Lawson Festival
The Henry Lawson Festival is an annual event held in Grenfell, NSW on the June long weekend. Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson, one of A...
Starts: 2022-06-02   [Read More]

Atlantic Book Festival
The festival runs for a full week, with events throughout the Atlantic region. A gala is held the final day of the festival where the Atlantic Bo...
Starts: 2022-06-02   [Read More]

Zora! Festival
The Zora! Festival is an annual tribute to the life and outsized influence of writer Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, the hometown she made fam...
Starts: 2022-06-03   [Read More]

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Book Awards News

2022 Roswell Award Winners
Winners for the Roswell Award for short science fiction have been announced. The five finalists had their stories read by celebrity guests during ...
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Middlesex County residents win Shoreline literature awards
These books won past Shoreline Arts Alliance Tassy Walden Awards for New ... MADISON - The Shoreline Arts Alliance announces the finalists and ...
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Six Semifinalists Announced For Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award
Three finalists will be announced via press release in June and a winner will be crowned on Nov. 3 at a by-invitation winner’s cocktail reception to ...
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Cowell Wins 2022 British Book Award
... Audiobook Fiction category of the 2022 British Book Awards. The Bookseller announced the winners on May 23, 2022 at Grosvenor House in London.
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Local author Jesse Bethea’s ’Fellow Travellers’ is finalist for 2022 Ohioana Book Awards
Winners will be announced in July, with the 2022 Ohioana Awards ceremony held at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on October 26.
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

Bath Novel Award
£2,000 international prize for unpublished or independently published writers of novels for adults or young adults. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Convill...
Deadline: 2022-05-31

Page Turner Awards
Awards are offered in five categories:
Writing Award : for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Young Writer Award : for writers aged betwe...
Deadline: 2022-05-31

John Dos Passos Prize for Literature
The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature is given annually by Longwood University to an underappreciated writer whose work offers incisive, original c...
Deadline: 2022-06-01

Welsh Poetry Competition
The International Welsh Poetry Competition is an annual English language poetry award and the largest of its kind in Wales. The contest was founded in...
Deadline: 2022-06-05

Black Voices in Childrens Literature
The contest is open to Black authors who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age and residing anywhere in the United States.

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Deadline: 2022-07-24

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