Categories abbreviations used: Contemp (Contemporary), ER (Erotic Romance), FFTP (Futuristic / Time-Travel, Fantasy, Paranormal), HF (Historical Fiction), HR (Historical Romance), MS (Mainstream), Mys / Sus (Mystery / Suspense), NA (New Adult), NSRE (Novel with Strong Romantic Elements), Para (Paranormal), RC (Romantic Comedy), RE (Romantic Elements), RS (Romantic Suspense), ST (Single Title), Sci-Fi (Science Fiction), YA (Young Adult).
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Chanticleer Book Reviews Little Peeps Awards Children's Book Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (40,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2013. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. No erotica or graphic violence. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, Sept 30, 2016; finalists announced Nov 2016; 1st Place category winners announced Jan 2017; Grand Prize winner announced at awards banquest April 2017 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $55 online Categories: Chapter Books; Story Books; Picture Books; Activity Books; Educational Books First Place Category Winners receive an editorial book review and marketing package that includes a prize ribbon, digital badges, book stickers, as well as promotion on website, social media, and newsletter; and your review will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. The Little Peeps Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year. Overall Grand Prize winner receives $1,000. Note: Website states that Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Clue Awards Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (40,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2013. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. No erotica or graphic violence. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, Sept 30, 2016; finalists announced Nov 2016; 1st Place category winners announced Jan 2017; Grand Prize winner announced at awards banquest April 2017 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $55 online Categories: Detective / Crime; Suspense / Thriller; Private Eye / Noir; Legal / Medical / Police Procedural; Spy / Espionage First Place Category Winners receive an editorial book review and marketing package that includes a prize ribbon, digital badges, book stickers, as well as promotion on website, social media, and newsletter; and your review will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. The Clue Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Suspense/Thriller Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year. Overall Grand Prize winner receives $1,000. Note: Website states that Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
Chesapeake Romance Writers of America The Rudy formerly "Finish the Damn book" Romantic fiction Published or unpublished. Need not be RWA member. Manuscript must have projected length of 40,000 words minimum. Midnight, Sept 30, 2016; winners announced January 14, 2017 First and Last chapters plus two-page synopsis (synopsis will not be judged). Total submission 40 pp max.. $15 member; $20 others electronic Judges: Trained, published and unpublished authors. Categories: Contemp, ER, MS, YA / NA, HR, Para, and Novella. Final judges Editors TBA. 1st Place winner receives $50; 1st - 3rd finalists receive certificates.
Fabula Press Aestas Short Story Competition Fiction Anyone aged 18 and above. Stories must be in English, original and unpublished at time winners are declared Received by Sept 30, 2016; winners announced ~December Story between 1,500 and 7,000 words $10 online Judges include literary agents, authors, and essayists. Winners decided by highest score in 9 point matrix. 1st Prize : US$250; 2nd Prize: US$150; 3rd Prize: US$100. Longlisted stories published in the Fabula Press winter anthology, and are paid US$50. At Editor's discretion, special awards may be given out in "Editor's Pick" category - the last edition of the contest had two such prizes.
North Louisiana Storytellers & Authors of Romance (NOLA STARS) The Suzannah Romance Anyone. Entry must be unpublished and uncontracted in any format before Nov 30. Entries capped at 120. Midnight CST Oct 1, 2016; finalists announced Dec 1; winner announced March 2017. 7,200 words max, including synopsis and beginning of manuscript $30 for NOLA members, $35 others. via email 1st round judges are published authors, RWA Pro members, industry professionsals. 3 scores, lowest one dropped. Final judges are panel of at least 6 agents and editors including Linda Scalissi, Three Seas Literary Agency; Sharon Pelletier, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management; Jessica Errera, Jane Rotrosen Agency; Victoria Curran, Harlequin; Lexi Smail, Grand Central Publishing; Candace Havens, Entangled Grand prize winner announced at conference in March 2016. Winner receives $300 and trophy.
West Houston Romance Writers of America The Emily Romance unpublished / not published in category entered in past 3 yrs. Entries capped at 200. Traditional, epubbed, indie-published are eligible. Oct 2, 2016; finalists announced Dec 17; winners announced Feb 11, 2017 1st 5,600 words, max in TNR or Courier, 12 or 14 point size $25 WHRWA members, $35 all others online 3 judges for 1st round, lowest score dropped. Finalists judged by 2 experts (agent, editor). 3 finalists per category. Long Contemp (Danielle Marshall, Amazon / Lake Union Publishing; Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency, Inc.); Short Contemp (Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing LLC; Carrie Pestritto, Prospect Agency); FFP (Angela James, Harlequin Enterprises; Moe Ferrara, BookEnds Literary Agency); HR (Janet Clementz, Soul Mate Publishing; Patricia Nelson, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency); RS (Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks; Elaine Spencer, The Knight Agency); YA (Alice Jerman, Harper Collins; Tricia Skinner, Fuse Literary) 1st Place: EMILY brooch, all other finalists: certificate. Best of the Best receives $100.
Southwest Florida Romance Writers of America The Joyce Henderson Contest Romance Unpublished or not published in last 5 yrs. Entry must be uncontracted and unpublished and in English. Need not be RWA member. 11:59 PM ET Oct 9, 2016; winners announced ~Dec. first 20 pp and synopsis (1 pp max). Synopsis will not be judged. SFRW members $20; all others $25 Via PayPal electronic entry 1st Round: 2 judges, at least one published. Final judges: Contemp incl. Women’s Fiction (Sue Grimshaw, Penguin Random House; Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates); HR (Lee Lawless, Tor/Forge Publishing; Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency); Para / Sci-Fi / Fantasy (Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing; Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency); YA (Mary Altman, Sourcebooks; Sara Megibow, KT Literary Agency); RS (Junessa Viloria, Penguin Random House; Jessica Waterson, Dijkstra Agency) 1st place in each category wins $50 and Certificate. 2nd place wins $20 and Certificate. 3rd place wins Certificate. Winners announced in RWR.
Windy City Romance Writers of America Four Seasons Award Romance Unpublished or not published in past 3 yrs in novel-length fiction in any format in category entered. Windy City members not eligible. e-deadline midnight Oct 10, 2016; finalists notified by Nov 10; winners announced Dec 20. 1st 25 pp of ms in RTF. $25 RWA member, $30 non-RWA member, via PayPal or check online submission 1st round: 3 judges with at least one a published member of Windy City RWA; lowest score dropped. Four finalists per category. Final judges HR (Kristine E. Swartz, Berkeley Publishing Group; Terrie Wolf, AKA Literary Agency); ST (Cat Clyne, Sourcebooks; Saba Sulaiman, Talcott Notch Literary Services); F / F / Para (Deborah Nemeth, Carina Press; Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Agency); YA (Amy Stapp, Tor/Forge; Marisa A. Corvisiero, Corvisiero Agency); Inspirational (Elizabeth Mazer, Harlequin Love Inspired; Lane Heymont, Seymour Agency); RS (Brittany Lavery, Harlequin; Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Agency) Top prize: Top THREE entries to receive ONE critique by a Golden Heart Nominee, RITA Nominee, and / or a Best-selling Author.Winners will receive a Windy City Four Seasons Plaque and will be announced in the Romance Writers Report. All finalists receive certificates.
Miami University Press Miami University Novella Prize Novella Unpublished entry Oct 15, 2016; winner announced in early 2017 18,000 - 40,000 wds $25 Online through Submittable Final judge: Brian Ascalon Roley author of Last Mistress of Jose Rizal: Stories, and American Son: a novel, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book and New York Times Notable Book among other honors. $750, a standard contract, publication and 10 copies of book
ArtAscent "Spooky" International Call for Writers Fiction, poetry Any writer 18 yrs or older. Entries must be original work of applicant. Can be previously published or unpublished. Oct 31, 2016; winners announced Nov 30. 900 words max with theme of "spooky." Share your interpretation. $10 via PayPal online Entries include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations. Judges: ArtAscent The Gold writer will be featured in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal complete w/ artist profile review written by our art writer. Up to 10 writers will be published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, showcased, along with website links, in an online exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Ozma Awards Fantasy Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (40,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2013. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. No erotica or graphic violence. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, Oct 31, 2016; finalists announced Dec 2016; 1st Place category winners announced Feb 2017; Grand Prize winner announced at awards banquest April 2017 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $55 online Categories: Magic, Heroes & Villains; Coming of Age; Steampunk / Dieselpunk / Gaslight Fantasy; Historical Fantasy; Modern / Urban Fantasy; Fairy Tale, Fable, Myth & Legend First Place Category Winners receive an editorial book review and marketing package that includes a prize ribbon, digital badges, book stickers, as well as promotion on website, social media, and newsletter; and your review will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. The Ozma Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Fantasy Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year. Overall Grand Prize winner receives $1,000. Note: Website states that Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards Supernatural Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (40,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2013. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. No erotica or graphic violence. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, Oct 31, 2016; finalists announced Dec 2016; 1st Place category winners announced Feb 2017; Grand Prize winner announced at awards banquest April 2017 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $55 online Categories: Adventure / Mystery / Thriller; Paranormal Romance; Magical Beings & Creatures; Urban / Edgy; Supernatural Powers First Place Category Winners receive an editorial book review and marketing package that includes a prize ribbon, digital badges, book stickers, as well as promotion on website, social media, and newsletter; and your review will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. The Paranormal Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Paranormal and Supernatural Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year. Overall Grand Prize winner receives $1,000. Note: Website states that Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America Hook, Line and Sinker Romance anyone, published or unpublished Postmark by midnight Nov 1, 2016; winners announced Jan 2017 1st 3 pp of unpublished manuscript $15 via check or PayPal mail or email First round: 3 judges, at least two published. Top 5 entries will be ranked by final judge Allison Lyons from Harlequin.  
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival One Act Play Contest One-act play Plays that have won any other playwriting contest are ineligible. Postmark / e-deadline Nov 1, 2016. Winner announced late Feb 2017. Submit unpublished, never publicly performed one-act play up to one hour in length. See guidelines for more info. $25 via Submittable or via check or money order. online via Submittable Judges: University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts Grand Prize: $1,500; staged reading at the next Festival; VIP All-Access Festival pass ($500 value); publication in Bayou. Top 9 Finalists will also receive a panel pass to attend the Festival.
Tethered By Letters Fall Literary Contest Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash Fiction Authors of any age in any part of the world Nov 1, 2016 midnight PT; winners announced in December. For short story, 1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre; for flash fiction up to 750 words; and for poetry submit max of 3 pages per poem $15 per Short Story; $8 per Flash Fiction OR $12 for three Flash Fictions; $8 per poem OR $12 for three poems. online. Pay by credit or debit through submission manager Submittable Any genre. Judged by Matt Gallagher(short story), Sari Wilson (flash fiction), and Ken Arkind (poetry) $1,000 for Short Story, $300 for Flash Fiction, $300 for Poetry plus publication in F(r)iction. Finalists will receive professional edits on submissions and be considered for later publication.
Fresh Voices Screenwriters' Resource Screenplay Competition Feature Screenplay, TV Pilot, TV Spec, Short Scripts Open to all English language screenplays and writers who have earned less than $25k writing Final deadline is Nov 3, 2016 at 11:59 PM (early deadline for reduced fees start Aug 9); quarter finalists announced Jan 2017; finalists announced March; winners announced April feature screenplay (less than 130 pp), TV categories (less than 75 pp); short script (less than 25 pp) $45-$75 depending on category and submission date electronic submission 15 competition categories for feature films, tv pilots, and short scripts plus 10 Spotlight Awards. Headline judge: Hossein Amini. See website. Over $15,000 in Cash & Prizes.
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Contest Poetry Poem must be unpublished and have not won other prizes or contests. Open to writers who have not published a book of poetry with an ISBN number. Postmark / e-deadline Nov 15, 2016; winners announced late Feb 2017. 2-4 unpublished poems of any theme with combined length of up to 400 lines $15 via Submittable or via check or money order. online via Submittable Judge: Peter Cooley Prize: $1,000; public reading and VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for next festival, public reading at next festival, and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Top 9 finalists receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the next festival, and their names will be published on website.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA Romance Book, Novella Original romantic fiction published in English with original copyright date of 2016. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age by registration deadline. Limited to first 2,000 entries. Register by 5 pm CST Nov 21, 2016. Books must be received by 5 pm. CST Jan 4, 2017. Finalists announced March 21, 2017. 5 copies of the book submitted in print book format, complete with copyright page, authorized by the publisher (or author if self-published), with perfect or case binding and printing on both sides of the page. Text and formatting must be identical to published version. $50 for RWA members; $170 for non-members RWA members register by mail or online; non-members by mail. Entries sent by mail. Contemp Long (84k+ wds); Contemp Mid-Length (56k to 84k wds); Contemp Short (40k - 56k wds); HR Long (89k+ wds); HR Short (40k - 89k wds); Romance with Spiritual / Religious Beliefs; ER; Para; Novella (20k - 40k wds); RS; YA; MS with Central Romance; Best First Book Finalists are announced in Romance Writers Report, online at RWA website and at RWA National conference. Winner receives a Rita statue.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Somerset Awards Literary / Contemporary (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (40,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2013. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. No erotica or graphic violence. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, Nov 30, 2016; finalists announced Jan 2017; 1st Place category winners announced Feb 2017; Grand Prize winner announced at awards banquest April 2017 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $55 online Categories: Literary; Contemporary; Adventure / Suspense; Humor / Satire; Women's Fiction; Magic Realism First Place Category Winners receive an editorial book review and marketing package that includes a prize ribbon, digital badges, book stickers, as well as promotion on website, social media, and newsletter; and your review will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. The Somerset Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Contemporary & Literary Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year. Overall Grand Prize winner receives $1,000. Note: Website states that Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
Scribes Valley Publishing Annual Short Story Writing Contest Fiction Short Story Anyone, any genre , entry in English. Entry must be original and unpublished. Deadline Nov 30, 2016; winners announced ~Jan 15, 2017. 5,000 words max $7 via check, money order or PayPal via postal mail or online Judges: Scribes Valley Publishing All finalists published in annual contest anthology. Top three finalists receive monetary prize based on overall contest participation - the more entries, the bigger the prizes.
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest Short Story Open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Includes self-published books with ISBN. Story must be unpublished and cannot have won or placed in any other writing contest. Postmark / e-deadline Nov 30, 2016. Winner announced late Feb 2017. Original short story, written in English, up to 7,000 words. $25 via Submittable or via check or money order. online via Submittable Judge: Dorothy Allison Grand Prize: $1,500; Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the next festival in New Orleans; VIP All-Access Festival Pass ($500 value); public reading at the Festival; publication in Louisiana Literature; Top 9 Finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to next Festival.
Women On Writing (WOW) Flash Fiction Contest Fiction, see website for theme Anyone, any age. Entry must be in English. 11:59 PM PT Nov 30, 2016. Capped at 300 entries. 250 words min to 750 words max (title not included in count) $10 (extra $10 if you want a critique) Online submission. Pay via PayPal (Assume) judges are Women On Writing editorial staff. You will be provided with your scores (1-5) in each category, and personal editorial feedback for each category as well. 20 winners. 1st-3rd Place receive cash prizes ($350, $250, $150); 1st-3rd plus 7 runners-up receive $25 Amazon gift certificate and will be interviewed on WOW Blog; all winning entries published on WOW! Women on Writing website. 10 Honorable Mentions receive $20 Amazon gift certificate and entry info published on website
Oklahoma Romance Writers of America National Readers' Choice Awards Romance Book,  Novella Published romance novel with original copyright date or 1st US printing date of 2016 and must have been available for sale in 2016; e-book OK if submitted in either perfect bound or spiral bound, galley-printed book form with an ISBN and evidence of copyright date of 2016 is provided. Deadline for registration and payment by check Dec 1, 2016; deadline for receipt of books is Jan 15, 2017 5 copies of Book (see Eligibility column for e-book info) $30 (+ $5 if entering Best 1st Book category also) via PayPal or check. Online form entry, books sent via mail. Judged by readers. Traditional; Contemp Series; Contemp RS / Adventure Series; ST Contemp; YA; HR; Para; RS; Inspirational; Novel with SRE; ER, Novella; Best First Book. Judges are readers from across the U.S. TBA Entries accepted from authors, editors, publishers, agents, readers, etc. - from whomever wishes to fill out the entry form, pay the entry fee, and supply the required number of copies of the title being entered.
Hour of Writes Hour of Writes Fiction, poetry Open to anyone 16 yrs and older. Dec 19, 2017 11 PM UK time; winner announced ~10 days later. (Note: this contest runs weekly) Up to 2000 words responding to the theme. Entrants must mark 3 other entries £3 Online through website Peer reviewed; winner chosen by HOW staff and/or guest judge Winner receives half of net fees received for that competition (£50 minimum)
New England Romance Writers of America Readers' Choice Bean Pot Award Romance Novel or Novella Printed novels (including self-published) with original copyright of 2016. Jan 6, 2017; finalists notified by March 1; winners announced at April conference. 3 autographed print copies of book $25 by check or PayPal Mail books Judges: Readers, librarians, booksellers. Judges give each entry a score of 3-10 (10 is highest). Different judges rank entries in the event of a tie. Categories: Short Contemp; Long Contemp; RS; HR; ER; F / F / TT / Para; Romance with Religious / Spiritual elements; Novella 1st Place in each category: engraved trophy and a certificate. 2nd & 3rd Place: certificate. Winners announced on website, in newsletter, and in RWR.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart Romance; ms must be at least 40,000 words. Caps at 1,200 entries. Open to RWA members age 18 or older who have not accepted a publishing offer for, or self-published, a work of fictional prose of more than 40,000 words by deadline. Caps at 1,200 entries. Received by RWA by 5 PM CST Jan 11, 2017; finalists announced March 21, 2017; winners announced at the RWA conference Beginning of manuscript and 15 pp max synopsis (together not to exceed 55 pp double-spaced), plus full manuscript. These 3 items are uploaded as separate PDF files. $30 Online 1st round judges: PAN, PRO, other RWA members. Final round judged by 3 editors. Contemp (65k+ wds); ER; HR; Romance with Religious / Spiritual elements; Para; RS; Short Contemp; YA. See website for judging details. Finalists are announced in Romance Writers Report, online at RWA website and at RWA National conference. Winner receives a golden heart necklace.
San Francisco Writers Conference 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest Fiction, nonfiction, Children / YA Entries may have been self-published or not-yet published, but not traditionally published 5 PM PT January 13, 2017; finalists announced Feb 3; winners announced Feb 17 at Conference 1,500 words max $35 via postal mail or online Categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction (including memoir), Children’s / YA. Judges approved by SFWC management team will select top 5 entries in each category. A group of publishing industry professionals will select the grand prize winner and category winners. Grand Prize winner receives $250 and a 15-minute in-person meeting at the conference or a 15-minute scheduled telephone call with a literary agent who represents work like yours. 1st place winners in each category receive $100.
Dream Quest One Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Fiction, Nonfiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry Unpublished, published, All entries must be original. Postmark by 11:59 PM PST Jan 31, 2017; winners announced March 26 Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject and / or write a short story, 5 pages max single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme. $5 per poem; $10 per short story. Multiple submissions accepted. Mail or email. Can pay via PayPal, check, money order. All categories welcome. Judges: Dare to Dream Master Selection Committee. Final judge, Andre L. West. Prizes: Writing First Prize: $500, Second: $250, Third: $100; Poetry First Prize: $250, Second: $125, Third: $50. All winning entries will be published online in the Dare to Dream pages.
North Texas Romance Writers of America The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Romance Novel Not published in novel-length romance in past 5 yrs. Original copyright must be calendar year 2016. Need not be RWA member. Feb 14, 2017; finalists notified April 7; winners announced May 6. Your entry must be between 10k and 110k and submitted in PDF format $20, $25 depending on entry date electronic only Each entry judged by five readers not associated with any writing organization or with the publishing industry in any way. 3-4 entries continue to final round. Categories: ER, HR, RS / Series Action Adventure, Contemp, Specialized (Alternate Earth Histories, Dystopian, Urban Fantasy, F / F / TT / P) Winners will be featured on a banner ad on the RT Daily Blog (collectively, not individually) for a two week period(a $550+ value). All finalists and winners receive an appropriate website icon.
Next Generation Indie Book Awards Next Generation Indie Book Awards Independent Books Open to independent authors and publishers worldwide for books written in English with 2015, 2016, or 2017 copyright date Feb 17, 2017 for entry forms, fees, and books 2 copies of book for first category entered, one additional book for each additional category book is entered in. $75 per title for 1st category; $50 each add'l category, via PayPal using Visa or MasterCard, company check or international money order. Online entry form; mail books More than 70 categories. See website. $1,500 1st prize plus trophy for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 for 2nd place, $500 for 3rd place, $100 to winner of each of the 70 categories. See website for details.
Hour of Writes Hour of Writes Fiction, poetry Open to anyone 16 yrs and older. March 20, 2017 11 PM UK time; winner announced ~10 days later. (Note: this contest runs weekly) Up to 2000 words responding to the theme. Entrants must mark 3 other entries £3 Online through website Peer reviewed; winner chosen by HOW staff and/or guest judge Winner receives half of net fees received for that competition (£50 minimum)
Rubery Book Award International Rubery Book Award Self published or small press published books or ebooks Books / ebooks in any genre published either by a small press or self published March 31, 2017; long-listed entrants announced ~July 1 copy of Print book OR ebook in pdf, mobi, or epub format plus blurb (what would be the back-cover description on a physical book) £36 ($60 USD) via PayPal. Other currencies accepted (see website). by mail for printed book, by email for ebook Final judges: Gaynor Arnold, shortlisted for the Orange Prize and MAN Booker longlisted; Jeff Phelps, Poet and Stand winner; and Jo Derrick, award-winning author and highly experienced editor. First Prize £1500 via cheque or PayPal (approx 2000 US$, 1800€ ) The winning book will also be read by a top London literary agent. Plus a minimum of the 3 category winners each winning £150 (approx 200$, 180€)
Hour of Writes Hour of Writes Fiction, poetry Open to anyone 16 yrs and older. June 19, 2017 11 PM UK time; winner announced ~10 days later. (Note: this contest runs weekly) Up to 2000 words responding to the theme. Entrants must mark 3 other entries £3 Online through website Peer reviewed; winner chosen by HOW staff and/or guest judge Winner receives half of net fees received for that competition (£50 minimum)