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Penarth Literary Festival
Penarth Literature Festival. Penarth Literature Festival (formerly Penarth Book Festival) was established in 2012 and brings writers and authors to Penarth for a packed programme of author events, workshops, and lots of other bookish fun for all ages and ...
Ends: 2024-06-23   [Read More]

Orwell Festival of Political Writing
The Orwell Festival will be a space for complex debate and diversity of opinion and viewpoints, encourage creativity and clarity of expression, provide a platform for unheard voices, and defend the right to individual conscience, whilst remaining politica...
Ends: 2024-06-28   [Read More]

Essex Book Festival
Each year the festival hosts 100+events in a range of venues across Essex. The Festival was established by Essex County Council in 1999 to celebrate the book in all its forms with the widest possible audiences. It has grown exponentially since then. Now r...
Ends: 2024-06-30   [Read More]

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Your guide to the line-up at the Southern Highlands Writers Festival
The Southern Highlands Writers Festival returns from July 26-28 with authors, screenwriters, and more.
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The terrible consequences of the Hay Festival grandstanding
Baillie Gifford has now entirely withdrawn from funding literary festivals; and on Saturday it was reported that Barclays Bank (targeted by Bands ...
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Get Your Kiddos Summer Reading Ready With Canalside’s First-Ever Children’s Book Festival
Canalside Children’s Book Festival, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, is happening on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m to 2 p.m. at Pierce ...
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Craft your summer reading list for fall’s Charleston Literary Festival
... Book Club Pick author, Colm Tóibín. Announced today are the first 14 writers of the lineup, which festival director Sarah Moriarty said reflects ...
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The Schomburg Center Hosts 6th Annual Literary Festival with All-Day Celebration of Black ...
The 2024 Schomburg Center Literary Festival will include a personal storytelling workshop presented by The Moth, the NYPL Countee Cullen Mobile ...
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Upcoming Events

Annual WWA Convention
Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk ...
Starts: 2024-06-19   [Read More]

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival
We are thrilled to offer fiction, poetry, nonfiction, YA book writing, screen writing, and visual storytelling workshops from an award-winning, h...
Starts: 2024-06-21   [Read More]

Deep Water Literary Festival
Readings, performances, panels, music, art installations, and pop-up happenings are all inspired by a central theme, with events unfolding across...
Starts: 2024-06-21   [Read More]

Agents & Editors Conference
The conference features presentations, panels, authors in conversation, a keynote address (including a complimentary book), and one-on-one consul...
Starts: 2024-06-21   [Read More]

St. Andrews Literature Festival
Hosted across multiple church venues and the St Andrews Bookshop, this festival celebrates Christian literature, showcasing much-loved Christian ...
Starts: 2024-06-21   [Read More]

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Book Awards News

2024 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winners Announced
Winners in the Book Award categories, for which cookbooks and other nonfiction food or beverage–related books published in the U.S. in 2023 were ...
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Jessica Johns, Jennifer Bowering-Delisle among 2024 Alberta Literary Awards winners
The ceremony was part of the annual WGA Conference in Edmonton. The winners, chosen from shortlists announced in April, are: R. Ross Annett Award for ...
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Here are the winners of the 2023 Nebula Awards.
NEBULA AWARD FOR GAME WRITING. Adam Smith ... nominees this year and a round of applause to the winners! ... Literary Hub. Created by Grove Atlantic and ...
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’Who’s Afraid of the Light?’ wins ABDA book of the year
The winners for the 2024 Australian Book Design Awards, presented by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA), have been announced.
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Local author Tim Cochrane shares his experience winning a Minnesota Book Award
Local author and historian Tim Cochrane recently won a Minnesota Book Award for his book, "Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis ...
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be in English and be the original, unpublished work of th...
Deadline: 2024-06-30

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: 2024-07-20

Black Voices in Childrens Literature
The Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest is celebrating its fifth year! The contest is open to Black authors who at the time of ent...
Deadline: 2024-07-22

Anthology Short Story Award
Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story award is open to original and previou...
Deadline: 2024-07-31

Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest
The Lesley Strutt Poetry Contest is an award that provides a prize for the single best poem submitted to our judges. This contest is open to all poets...
Deadline: 2024-08-10

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