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Book Fairs and Literary Festivals

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Upcoming Book Events

Montclair Literary Festival
Montclair Literary Festival is a community-wide event that aims to exchange ideas, inspire future literary works and engage with different points...
Starts: 2019-03-21   [Read More]

Jugiong Writers' Festival
A unique Writers' Festival celebrating reading, writing & fun in the picturesque village of Jugiong...
Starts: 2019-03-23   [Read More]

Mountains to Sea Book Festival
The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is a literary festival which is run by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Enjoy a full range of Cr...
Starts: 2019-03-28   [Read More]

Left Coast Crime
Left Coast Crime is a convention of fans and authors who gather during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western North America (as define...
Starts: 2019-03-28   [Read More]

Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference
The Liberty States Fiction Writers presents two full days of activities to develop and promote writers of all levels of experience and every genr...
Starts: 2019-03-30   [Read More]

Bologna Children's Book Fair
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children's publishing and multimedia industry. In Bol...
Starts: 2019-04-01   [Read More]

Austin International Poetry Festival
Poets from around the world, country, and all of Texas gather for four days of live performances, readings and workshops during the Austin Intern...
Starts: 2019-04-04   [Read More]

Oracles of the Bush
Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing...
Starts: 2019-04-04   [Read More]

North Shore Writers Festival
The North Shore Writers Festival is a celebration of Canadian authors brought to you by Vancouver’s North Shore public libraries – North Vanc...
Starts: 2019-04-05   [Read More]

Newcastle Writers Festival
The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions - half o...
Starts: 2019-04-05   [Read More]

Cuirt International Festival of Literature
Five days and over one hundred events at this Irish festival of literature that features big-name authors from around the world....
Starts: 2019-04-08   [Read More]

gritLIT - Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival
gritLIT was established in November, 2004, by Hamilton writer and writing teacher Krista Foss. It started as a small, intimate festival, with rea...
Starts: 2019-04-11   [Read More]

London Book Fair
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and ...
Starts: 2019-04-12   [Read More]

LA Art Book Fair
Free and open to the public, Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists' books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and z...
Starts: 2019-04-12   [Read More]

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love ...
Starts: 2019-04-13   [Read More]

Alabama Book Festival
The Alabama Book Festival is an annual event to promote literacy around the state and celebrate local authors.The annual book festival is a fa...
Starts: 2019-04-13   [Read More]

Edmonton Poetry Festival
The Edmonton Poetry Festival is staged annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hundreds of word artists from Edmonton and across the country come ...
Starts: 2019-04-22   [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 grou...
Starts: 2019-04-25   [Read More]

Southern Kentucky Book Fest
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events. Held in Bowling Green, Kentucky each April, Book Fest draws thou...
Starts: 2019-04-26   [Read More]

Frye Festival
The Frye Festival is Canada's only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. The Frye Festival...
Starts: 2019-04-27   [Read More]

Recently Added Publishers

Australian National University Press
ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing. We produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wid...
Acton, ACT   AU   [Read More]

Monster Ivy Publishing
Monster Ivy publishes Christian/conservative YA fiction—with an edge. Many of our books contain elements of suspense, mystery, dystopia, or the...
Richmond, TX   US   [Read More]

Pelican Book Group
Our primary ministry is to publish quality fiction that reflects the salvation and love offered by Jesus Christ. Our titles adhere to mainline Ch...
Aztec, NM   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

National Indie Excellence Awards
The National Indie Excellence Awards is open to all English language books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publisher...
Deadline: 2019-03-31

Book Excellence Awards
The Book Excellence Awards ( is an international book awards competition.

The Book Excellence Awards is d...
Deadline: 2019-04-30

Mystery & Mayhem Awards - Cozy Mystery Writing Contest
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring "mystery and mayhem", amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, cl...
Deadline: 2019-04-30