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Write Time Festival
The Write Time Festival 2023 is packed with a range of events to inspire you to write, meet published, working authors, discover the craft of writing short stories and explore your options for getting published. We have a fantastic, diverse group of facil...
Ends: 2023-09-30   [Read More]

Rye Arts Festival
Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed over the past 50 years into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances ...
Ends: 2023-09-30   [Read More]

Six Bridges Book Festival
The Festival features more than 70 award-winning and bestselling authors representing genres from history to graphic novels, from fantasy to romance, from children’s books to thrillers. Most events are free and virtual, accessible via Zoom. ...
Ends: 2023-10-01   [Read More]

Wigtown Book Festival
Each autumn, the Wigtown Book Festival welcomes a whole host of visitors over the course of its 10 day book festival. Since the first Wigtown Book Festival in 1999, we have expanded to become an energetic arts organisation working through the year to deli...
Ends: 2023-10-01   [Read More]

Toronto International Festival of Authors
The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable cultural organization. It presents the finest of Canadian and international writers, artists and thinkers across the range of literary genre...
Ends: 2023-10-01   [Read More]

Brooklyn Book Festival
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts th...
Ends: 2023-10-02   [Read More]

Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all students, educators and book lovers everywhere. The festival will present two free days of panels, craft sessions and illustrator draw-offs ...
Ends: 2023-10-13   [Read More]

StarFest: St. Albert Readers Festival
STARFest Readers Festival has events and conversations to connect with every reader, with bestselling, award-winning authors bringing comedy, drama, thrills and chills, romance, fantasy, and history. ...
Ends: 2023-11-01   [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: 2023-11-15   [Read More]

Festival News

Pride on the Page returns to Palm Springs with ’Tales of the City’ author Armistead Maupin
Pride on the Page, a celebration of LGBTQ+ writers and books, is a festival in Palm Springs. All events will be free, except one opening night ...
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Book Lovers Rejoice: The Brooklyn Book Festival Returns
The Festival’s Literary Marketplace is a bookworm’s paradise, claiming to be the largest outdoor book market in the northeast, with over 200 ...
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Pride on the Page LGBTQ book festival coming back to Palm Springs
Writer Armistead Maupin during a 2017 appearance in Palm Springs. The second annual Pride on the Page, a celebration of LGBTQ+ writers and books, ...
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The Working Class Writers’ Festival and the Women’s Prize Trust collaborate on free events
The Working Class Writers’ Festival and the Women’s Prize Trust have joined forces to deliver a series of three, free, co-branded online events ...
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British author Zadie Smith headlines star-studded Vancouver Writers Fest
A man wearing burgundy. English writer Zadie Smith, right, is featured on the 2023 Vancouver Writers Festival line-up. Commotion host Elamin ...
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Upcoming Events

Kingston WritersFest
Kingston WritersFest, a charitable cultural organization, brings the best of contemporary writers to Kingston to interact with audiences and othe...
Starts: 2023-09-27   [Read More]

Marlborough Literature Festival
We celebrate the best of writing and literature during our annual festival held in the beautiful market town of Marlborough. Over the years w...
Starts: 2023-09-28   [Read More]

Capital Crime
Our fresh and innovative festival programme features leading crime and thriller creatives. Capital Crime welcomes some of the world’s favourite...
Starts: 2023-09-28   [Read More]

Ness Book Fest
Inverness-based book festival that features emerging voices as well as big names in a free programme of events. ...
Starts: 2023-09-28   [Read More]

Central Wisconsin Book Festival (CWBF)
The Central Wisconsin Book Festival is a celebration of the written word in all its many forms, with a schedule full of writer talks, workshops a...
Starts: 2023-09-29   [Read More]

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Book Awards News

Winner of the Anne Brown Essay Prize for Scotland announced
The £1,500 prize, established in 2021 by the family of the late BBC Scotland journalist and Wigtown Festival Company chair Anne Brown, celebrates the best literary essay by a Scottish writer.
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Squamish authors finalist for Canadian Book Club Awards
... finalists in the ’Anthology’ category for the awards. The Canadian Book Club Awards have announced the ...
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BC and Yukon Book Prizes reveal this year’s selection of prize winners and award recipients
... literary awards, were announced this evening at a gala held at the University Golf Club in Vancouver. Finalists for the West Coast Book Prize ...
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Chelene Knight’s novel Junie wins 2023 Vancouver Book Award
The other 2023 Vancouver Book Award finalists were: Cactus Gardens by Evelyn Lau. The Foghorn Echoes by Danny Ramadan. Holden After and Before ...
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Meet Minnesota Book Award authors Oct. 3
`We try to include as many of the previous year’s winners as possible across the panels and keep in mind which Book Award winners and finalists have ...
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Upcoming Award Deadlines

Mathical Book Prize
The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award that recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction for youth ages 2-18, exploring the many facets ...
Deadline: 2023-09-29

Miller Williams Poetry Prize
A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection.
Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 ...
Deadline: 2023-09-30

Shelf Unbound Competition For Best Indie or Self-Published Book
Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Independently Published books include self-published books and e-books (such as t...
Deadline: 2023-09-30

Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award
Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition.

The manuscript must be a ...
Deadline: 2023-09-30

Pacific Northwest Book Awards
Since 1964 the PNBA has presented annual awards to recognize excellence in writing from the Pacific Northwest. Rather than soliciting nominations for ...
Deadline: 2023-09-30

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