Directory of book publishers, literary awards, book events and more

Book Publishers Directory

Publishing Directory

Social distancing is turning into our new reality. Keep yourself productive and sane during this time by journalling, creating, reading and learning. Take the time to start a new book, or read through that pile of novels on your nightstand. Write a poem, a short story, an essay or a book. Aim high and check out the contests we have listed at when you're done. Be good to yourself and your neighbours, and know that we'll get through this.

Recently Added Publishers

Gaudy Boy LLC
Gaudy Boy brings literary works by authors of Asian heritage to the attention of an American audience. Established in 2018 as the imprint of the ...
New York, NY   US   [Read More]

Desert Palm Press
Founded in 2014 by R. Lee Fitzsimmons the mission of Desert Palm Press has been and continues to be the publishing of stories that accurately and...
Watsonville, CA   US   [Read More]

Plough Publishing House
Plough Publishing House, founded in 1920, is an independent publisher dedicated to serving people who are eager to put their faith into practice....
Walden, NY   US   [Read More]

Upcoming Book Events

Academic to discuss book on women’s football at Brisbane Writers Festival
USC Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Dr Lee McGowan will be a guest speaker at the Brisbane Writers Festival at the State Library of Queensland.
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Caldecott Winner Bryan Collier to headline Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival
EASTON - Children’s book author and illustrator Bryan Collier is ... keynote address at this year’s Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival, hosted by ...
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Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro unpacks his writing process at 7th Bay Area Book Festival
It’s not often you get to hear a Nobel Prize winner speak, but May 2, the Bay Area Book Festival offered just that: an hourlong Zoom conversation with ...
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Awards News and Announcements

Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park announces winners of 2021 short story competition
Authors from around the world are being honored as the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park announced the winner and several finalists of its ...
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’Beneficence,’ ’Sigh, Gone’ among Maine Literary Awards finalists
The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance announced finalists for the 2021 Maine Literary Awards on Thursday. The winners will be revealed May 27, ...
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Fermanagh comic book writer nominated for prestigious international award
With eight spectacular issues last year, each focusing on a different subject, the Journey Planet team announced that they’d been nominated as a finalist ...
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We need to rethink our definition of ’emerging’ artists
In January, the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers dropped its ... The prize for poetry and short fiction honours Kingston poet and writer ... jurist Carrianne Leung told The Globe and Mail after the change was announced.
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Cree author and lawyer Michelle Good among six debut novelists up for $60000 prize
The winner will be announced at a virtual ceremony on May 27. ... Established in 1976, previous winners of the First Novel Award include Michael ...
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Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Patricia Cleary Miller Award for Poetry
A poetry entry may contain up to six poems, and those poems need not be related.<br>Please include one cover sheet stating the genre (poetry) an...
Deadline: 2021-05-18

National Book Awards
The National Book Award is one of the nation's most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing...
Deadline: 2021-05-21

CIPA EVVY Book Awards
The EVVY awards are open to any independently or self-published print book, e-book or audio book and may be submitted by the author, publisher or cred...
Deadline: 2021-05-30

Cundill Prize in Historical Literature
The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill (Cundill Prize) was established in 2008 to recognize and promote literary and academic achievemen...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

Black River Chapbook Competition
Twice each year Black Lawrence Press will run the Black River Chapbook Competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
More than fifty short-story collections have appeared in the Flannery O'Connor Award series, which was established to encourage gifted emerging w...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

CBC Poetry Prize
Open to original, unpublished, poems or poetry collections between 400 and 600 words written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. <...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

Bridport Prize
The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport ...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

Peggy-Chapman Andrews Award
This prize is for a first novel from a resident of Great Britain. Entrants to the novel prize are required to submit a short 300 word synopsis with th...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

bpNichol Chapbook Award
The bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. The prize is awarded to a poetry chapbook judged to b...
Deadline: 2021-05-31

Recently Added Contests

Rhina Espaillat Poetry Award
This award honors the achievements of the great Dominican-American poet, translator, and public school teacher Rhina Polonia Espaillat. The Rhina...
Deadline: 2021-03-30   [Read More]

Adventure Writer's Competition
The AWC accepts novels exhibiting (in whole) the general action-adventure-themed genre and style. The Adventure Writer's Competition is spon...
Deadline: 2021-04-30   [Read More]

Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry
The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States o...
Deadline: 2021-04-30   [Read More]

The Washington Prize
The Washington Prize, awarded annually to a living American or Canadian poet, is $1,500 and book publication for a manuscript of original poetry ...
Deadline: 2022-03-15   [Read More]

Byron Caldwell Smith Book Awards
These awards are given biennially to one individual in each of three categories, residing or employed in Kansas, who has authored an outstanding ...
Deadline: 2021-05-05   [Read More]