Book Awards, Contests

Authors who win awards tend to be more successful when it comes to finding a literary agent, getting published, and selling more books.

Many book award contests are expensive, and there are a lot of them to choose from. Do some research to ensure that you only enter your book into contests that are likely to be worth your time.

This is why our team compiled this list of the 50 best book awards for authors.

List of Book Awards

Here’s our list of the best book awards contests.

General Book Awards Contests

The following are general book awards contests that accept books from a variety of genres.

1. Isabella Media Choice of the Reader Awards

Website: www.isabellamedia.com
Contest details: www.isabellamedia.com/choice-of-the-reader-awards
Fee: Free

2. Benjamin Franklin Awards

Website: www.ibpabenjaminfranklinaward.com
Contest details: www.ibpabenjaminfranklinaward.com/how-to-enter
Fee: $95

3. Best Book Award (American Book Fest)

Website: www.americanbookfest.com
Contest details: www.americanbookfest.comamericanfictionawards.html
Fee: $69-$89

4. Colorado Book Awards

Website: www.coloradohumanities.org
Contest details: www.coloradohumanities.orgprograms/colorado-book-awards
Fee: unpublished

5. Georgia Author of the Year

Website: www.authoroftheyear.org
Contest details: www.authoroftheyear.org/faq/
Fee: $60

6. Hollywood Book Festival

Website: www.hollywoodbkfest.brinkster.net/next.asp
Contest details: www.hollywoodbkfest.brinkster.net/form.htm

Fee: $75

7. International Book Award Contest

Website: www.internationalbookawards.com
Contest details: www.internationalbookawards.com/2020callforentries.html
Fee: $69 ⁠–$89

8. National Indie Excellence Award

Website: www.indieexcellence.com
Contest details: www.indieexcellence.comentry-form
Fee: $75

9. Nautilus Book Awards

Website: www.nautilusbookawards.com

Contest details: www.nautilusbookawards.com/guidelinesforentering/
Fee: $165–$185

10. NextGen Indie Book Awards

Website: www.indiebookawards.com
Fee: $75

11. Reader’s Favorite

Website: www.readersfavorite.com
Contest details: www.readersfavorite.com/about
Fee: $99 – $119, discount on multiple genres/book

12. The National Book Awards

Website: www.nationalbook.org/

Contest details: www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/submissions/
Fee: $135

13. The Wishing Shelf

Website: www.thewsa.co.uk
Contest details: www.thewsa.co.uk/enter/
Fee: $89

14. Woodson Book Award

Website: www.socialstudies.orgawards/woodson/nominations
Fee: unpublished

15. Rubery Book Award

Website: www.ruberybookaward.com

Contest details: www.ruberybookaward.com/enter.html
Fee: unpublished

16. Foreword Indies

Website: www.forewordreviews.com
Contest details: www.publishers.forewordreviews.comawards/#why-register
Fee: $89

17. Midwest Book Awards

Website: mipa.org/midwest-book-awards/
Contest details: mipa.org/midwest-book-awards/rules/
Fee: $149

Children’s Book Awards Contests

The following contests are for children’s books.

18. The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

Website: www.moonbeamawards.com
Contest details: www.moonbeamawards.com38/guidelines
Fee: $55

19. The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

Website: www.dragonflybookawards.com
Contest details: www.storymonsters.com/store/royal-dragonfly-book-award-entry
Fee: $60

20. The Golden Kite Award

Website: www.scbwi.org
Contest details: www.scbwi.orgawards/golden-kite-award/
Fee: unpublished

21. Mom’s Choice Award

Website: www.momschoiceawards.com
Contest details: www.momschoiceawards.com/apply
Fee: unpublished

22. The Purple Dragonfly Book

Website: www.dragonflybookawards.com
Contest details: www.dragonflybookawards.compurple-dragonfly/
Fee: $60

Christian Book Awards Contests

These contests specialize in Christian books.

23. Illumination Awards

Website: www.illuminationawards.com
Contest details: www.illuminationawards.com/entryform
Fee: $85

24. Christian Indie Awards

Website: www.christianaward.com
Contest details: www.christianaward.comeligibility-guidelines/
Fee: $45

25. Christian Book Award

Website: www.ecpa.org
Contest details: www.ecpa.orgpage/cba_1_overview?
Fee: unpublished

26. Carol Awards

Website: www.acfw.com
Contest details: www.acfw.comcarol
Fee: $45 for members, $115 for non-members

27. The Inspy Awards

Website: www.inspys.com
Contest details: www.inspys.com?page_id=1183
Fee: Free

28. Christianity Today Book Award

Website: www.christianitytoday.com
Contest details: www.christianitytoday.comct/2019/may-web-only/nomination-instructions-2020-christianity-today-book-awards.html
Fee: $40

29. CPA Book Awards

Website: www.catholicpress.org
Contest details: www.catholicpress.orgpage/CPABookAwards?
Fee: $36 for members, $76 for non-members

30. The Christy Awards

Website: www.christyawards.com
Contest details: www.ecpa.orgpage/christy_submissions
Fee: $175

Self-Published Book Awards Contests

These contests are for authors of self-published books.

31. The IndieReader Discovery Awards

Website: www.indiereader.com
Contest details: www.indiereader.comproduct/indiereader-discovery-awards-entry-2020/
Fee: $149

32. The Best Indie Book Award

Website: www.bestindiebookaward.com/live/
Contest details: www.bestindiebookaward.com/submit/product/best-indie-book-award-entry/
Fee: $50

33. Foreword INDIES Book of the Year

Website: www.forewordreviews.co
Contest details: https://publishers.forewordreviews.com/awards/register/
Fee: unpublished

34. Indie Reader Discovery Awards

Website: www.indiereader.com/enter-discovery-awards
Contest details: www. indiereader.com/product/indiereader-discovery-awards-entry-2020
Fee: $150

35. The Independent Publisher Book Awards

Website: www.ippyawards.com
Contest details: www.secure.independentpublisher.comcart/?program_id=4
Fee: $75-$95

36. The Eric Hoffer Award

Website: www.hofferaward.com
Fee: $60

37. Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Website: www.indiebookawards.com
Contest details: indiebookawards.com/guidelines.
Fee: $75

Crime and Mystery Book Awards Contests

The following contests are for books in the crime and mystery genres.

38. CWA Daggers

Website: www.thecwa.co.uk
Contest details: www.thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers
Fee: unpublished

39. The Edgar Awards

Website: www.mysterywriters.org
Contest details: www.mysterywriters.org/edgars/edgar-submission-information/
Fee: unpublished

E-book Book Awards Contests

These contests are specifically for ebooks.

40. eLit Awards

Website: www.elitawards.com
Contest details: www.elitawards.com/entryform
Fee: $70–$90

41. Global E-Book Awards

Website: www.globalebookawards.com
Contest details: www.globalebookawards.com/instructions-for-entering/
Fee: $4.97

42. Digital Book World Awards

Website: www.digitalbookworld.com
Contest details: www.digitalbookworld.com/the-dbw-awards
Fee: $59

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Book Awards Contests

These contests are for books in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres.

43. Bram Stroker Award

Website: www.thebramstokerawards.com
Contest details: www.thebramstokerawards.com/submissions/
Fee: unpublished

44. Fanstory Horror Writing Contest

Website: www.fanstory.com
Contest details: www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=105611
Fee: unpublished

45. Hugo Awards

Website: www.thehugoawards.org
Contest details: www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-categories/
Fee: unpublished

46. Nebula Awards

Website: www.nebulas.sfwa.org
Fee: unpublished

Business Book Awards Contests

These contests are for nonfiction business books.

47. Axiom Business Book Awards

Website: www.axiomawards.com
Contest details: www.secure.independentpublisher.comcart/?program_id=1
Fee: $75-$95

48. Financial Times

Website: www.ft.comwork-careers/business-book-award
Fee: unpublished

Other Book Awards Contests

These contests accept books in a variety of genres and niches.

49. TipTree Award

Website: www.tiptree.org
Contest details: www.tiptree.orgabout-the-award/the-process
Fee: unpublished

50. Spur Awards

Website: www.westernwriters.org
Contest details: www.westernwriters.org/spur-awards/
Fee: unpublished

51. WILLA

Website: www.womenwritingthewest.org
Contest details: www.womenwritingthewest.org/willaCurrentFinalists.html
Fee: $65

52. Royal Dragonfly

Website: www.dragonflybookawards.com
Contest details: www.dragonflybookawards.comroyal-dragonfly
Fee: $60-65

53. Stonewall Books

Website: www.ala.orgawardsgrants/awards/177/apply
Fee: unpublished

54. Living Now Book Awards

Website: www.livingnowawards.com
Contest details: www.secure.independentpublisher.com/cart/index.php?process=product_detail&product_id=5
Fee: $95

55. Green Book Festival

Website: www.greenbookfestival.com
Fee: $50

56. American Fiction Awards (American Book Fest)

Website: www.americanbookfest.com
Contest details: www.americanbookfest.comamericanfictionawards.html
Fee: $69–$89

57. PEN/Faulkner Awards

Website: www.penfaulkner.org
Contest details: www.penfaulkner.orgaward-for-fiction/submission-guidelines/
Fee: unpublished

58. AICP Cookbook Awards

Website: www.iacp.com
Contest details: www.iacp.comawards/cookbook/
Fee: $150–$200

More Great Book Contests

You can use our searchable table below to find even more great book contests (there are 211 listed here currently).

Name Website
Afthead https://afthead.com/tag/glimmer-train/
Ambassador Inernational http://ambassador-international.com/childrens-book-contests/
Amie Irene Winters http://www.amieirenewinters.com/awards.html
Amy Sue Nathan http://amysuenathan.com/blog/
Ann Gant http://www.anngant.com/Blog/blog/Blog/Poetry-Contest-By-Writers-Digest/?link=1&fldKeywords=&fldAuthor=&fldTopic=0
Anna Bozen https://annabozenabowen.com/writers-digest-21st-self-published-book-awards-2/
ARMACAD https://armacad.info/writers-digest-annual-self-published-book-awards-2017
Art of Efy http://www.artofefy.com/writers-digest-awards/
AspenWords http://www.aspenwords.org/its-submission-season/
Aust Writers http://www.austwriters.com/AWRfiles/competitions.htm
Author U https://authoru.org/book-publishing-which-book-award-contests-merit-your-attention.html
Authority Publishing http://authoritypublishing.com/book-marketing/list-of-book-awards-programs-for-indie-authors/
Authors Talk About IT http://authorstalkaboutit.com/book-award-contest/
AWC https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/10-short-story-competitions-to-enter-in-2017/
BAYOU WRITERS GROUP http://bayouwritersgroup.com/writers-digest-contest/
BB Gould http://bbgould.com/writers-digest-book-awards/
Be Inkandescent http://www.beinkandescent.com/articles/2026/ippy+awards
Ben Franklin Awards http://ibpabenjaminfranklinawards.com/
Biblio Crunch http://blog.bibliocrunch.com/indie-author-awards-2013/
Book Browse https://www.bookbrowse.com/awards/
Book Design Made Simple https://www.bookdesignmadesimple.com/book-award-contests-are-they-worthwhile/
Book List Online https://www.booklistonline.com/book-awards
Book List Reader http://www.booklistreader.com/category/book-awards/
Book Making http://www.bookmakingblog.com/2010/03/would-you-risk-85-on-chance-to-put.html
Book Market http://bookmarket.com/awards.htm
Book Masters http://www.bookmasters.com/blog/are-you-ready-for-the-annual-self-published-book-awards-2
Book Page https://bookpage.com/contests
Book Viral http://bookviralblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-best-book-awards-for-authors-to.html
Bookstand Publishing http://bookstandpublishing.com/the-best-contests-for-self-published-authors/
Brenda Scott Royce http://brendascottroyce.com/2015/10/06/writers-digest-competition/
Brown Paper Press http://www.brownpaperpress.com/blog-1/2016/6/24/and-the-ippy-award-goes-to
By His Own Blood http://www.byhisownblood.net/profiles/blogs/20th-annual-writer-s-digest-annual-book-awards-judge-s-evalution
By Water Books http://www.bywaterbooks.com/bywater-books-authors-take-home-ippy-awards/
C.C Rae http://www.ccrae.com/blog/se
Canadian Authors https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/writing-contests-calls-for-submission/
Cape Cod Writers http://capecodwriterscenter.org/next-generation-indie-book-awards/
Carolyn Howard-Johnson http://howtodoitfrugally.com/contests.htm
Carrie Rubin https://carrierubin.com/tag/ippy-awards/
CCBC https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/links/links.asp?idLinksCategory=2
Chanda Hahn http://chandahahn.com/2010/11/12/writers-digest-short-story-contest/
Chris McMullen https://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/book-contests-giveaways/
Christchurch City Libraries https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/literary-prizes/
Christian Writers http://www.christwriters.info/index/writers-digest-poetry-contest
CK Books Publishing https://ckbookspublishing.com/2013/03/27/interesting-tid-bit-about-writers-digest-self-published-contest/
Contest Date http://www.contestdate.com/writersdigest-published-book-usa/
Creative Writing Contest http://creativewritingcontests.net/category/non-fiction-contests/page/35/
Crime Fiction Awards http://awards.omnimystery.com/mystery-awards.html
Crissi Langwell https://crissilangwell.com/2014/11/05/forever-thirteen-named-a-winner-in-the-writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Curiousity never Killed the Writer https://curiosityneverkilledthewriter.com/10-awards-for-self-published-books-81a01387ed48
Daily Writing Tips https://www.dailywritingtips.com/25-writing-competitions/
Debbie Delouise https://debbiedelouise.com/2017/04/10/are-writing-contests-worth-entering/
Editing for Authors http://www.editingforauthors.com/the-writing-life/indie-genius-contest/
Elf Mastery http://www.elfmastery.com/blog/writers-digest-self-published-e-book-awards
ELIZABETH LINDSEY ROGERS http://www.elizabethlindseyrogers.com/blog/2017/7/24/new-essay-in-the-missouri-review.html
Erica Verillo http://ericaverrillo.com/blog/10-awards-for-self-published-books
Erindor Press https://www.erindorpress.com/2015/02/self-published-book-awards/
Eyes In http://eyesin.com/article/book-film-music/books/writers-is-your-self-published-book-ippy-worthy
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal http://www.romance-ffp.com/prism-contest-published/
Feedspot https://blog.feedspot.com/top-100-writing-blogs/
Fiction Factor http://www.fictionfactor.com/contests.html
Fiction Writers Review http://fictionwritersreview.com/shoptalk/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/
Foreword Reviews https://publishers.forewordreviews.com/awards/
Freelance Writing https://www.freelancewriting.com/writing-contests/
GalleyCat http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/50-years-of-mystery-book-awards-in-one-place/15765
Global Ebook Awards http://globalebookawards.com/ebook-resources/ebook-awards/
Hayden’s Ferry Review http://haydensferryreview.com/haydensferryreview/2010/09/missouri-review-editors-prize.html
Helping Writers Become Authors https://writersresourceblog.com/
Henry Melton http://henrymelton.net/2/blog/
Hey Jamie http://heyjamie.com/high-marks-from-the-23rd-annual-writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
HubPage https://hubpages.com/literature/Book-Awards-For-The-Self-Published-Author
Hugos http://www.thehugoawards.org/
Independent Publishers http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1486
Indie Book Awards http://www.indiebookawards.com/
Indie Kids Books https://indiekidsbooks.com/submit-book-awards/
Indies Unlimited http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2016/01/25/writers-digest-your-story-competition-72/
Ink Spoke http://www.inkspokes.com/2014/01/29/writers-digest-self-published-book-contest-deadline-is-may-1/
iUniverse http://www.iuniverse.com/Resources/National-Writing-Contests/
Janice Hardy http://blog.janicehardy.com/2014/07/self-published-book-awards-are-they.html
Jessica Barksdale Inclan http://www.jessicabarksdaleinclan.com/news.html
Jessica Davidson https://jessicadavidson.co.uk/2016/11/14/novel-writing-competitions-for-international-uk-writers/
Judy Penzsheluk http://www.judypenzsheluk.com/other-works/writers-digest-awards/
Kalamu http://kalamu.com/neogriot/2017/01/14/pub-william-van-dyke-short-story-prize-3/
Kevin Haselhorst https://kevinhaselhorst.com/23rd-annual-writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Kid Lit Reviews https://kid-lit-reviews.com/2013/01/01/wd-20th-annual-writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Kill Zone https://killzoneblog.com/2014/01/book-contests-for-indie-authors.html
Kirkus https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/notable-indiereader-discovery-award-winners/
Kristen Twardowski https://kristentwardowski.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/writing-contest-glimmer-trains-short-story-award-for-new-writers/
Lambda Literary https://www.lambdaliterary.org/writers/subs/08/21/call-for-submissions-missouri-reviews-26th-annual-jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/
Lewiston Writer’s Group http://lewistonwritersgroup.com/writers-digest-self-published-book-awards-2017/
Lisa Shea http://www.lisashea.com/lisabase/writing/gettingyourbookpublished/ippybookawards.html
LitBloom https://litbloom.com/tag/missouri-review/
Literary Mama http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2013/02/call-for-submissions-writers-digest-contest.html
Live a Life you Love https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/map-book-awards/
Live Write Thrive http://www.livewritethrive.com/2015/05/25/why-writers-should-enter-free-writing-contests/
Lulu http://www.lulu.com/blog/tag/awards/#sthash.ZJ4vfetF.dpbs
Made for Success Publishing http://www.madeforsuccesspublishing.com/tag/dan-pynter-global-book-awards/
Manners Simply http://www.mannerssimply.com/ippy-award/
Marketing Christian Books https://marketingchristianbooks.wordpress.com/tag/self-published-book-awards/
Mary Hutchings Reed http://maryhutchingsreed.com/writers-digest-contest-review-of-sts/
MC Hillegas http://mchillegas.com/2016/11/08/writing-contests-for-writers/
Meredith Sue Willis http://www.meredithsuewillis.com/bfrarchive141-145.html
Michael Alexander https://michaelalexanderchaney.com/2013/12/20/play-publication-lottery-ten-impossibly-good-journals-to-send-your-luckiest-flash/
Michael Sauret http://www.msauret.com/tag/indiereader-discovery-awards/
Michelle Proulx https://michelleproulx.com/tag/book-contests/
Midnight Publishing http://midnightpublishingllc.com/3-writing-contests-self-published-authors-must-apply-for-in-2017/
MR https://www.massreview.org/anne-halley-poetry-prize
mreza-mira http://www.mreza-mira.net/vijesti/takmicenja-nagrade/31-free-writing-contests/
MSU http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/c.php?g=96613&p=626686
Musitrature http://www.musitrature.com/writers-digest-annual-writing-competition/
My Ebook http://www.myebook.co.za/august-2017-round-up-of-writing-contests
My Entrepreneur Magazine http://www.myentrepreneurmagazine.com/enter-self-help-book-2016-voila-success-book-award/
Nancy Klann Moren http://www.nancyklann-moren.com/category/the-buzz/awards/
National Book Awards http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html
National Writers Series http://nationalwritersseries.org/writers-digest-annual-writing-contest/
Nebulas https://nebulas.sfwa.org/
Neon Books http://www.neonbooks.org.uk/portfolio/list-writing-competitions/
New Generation Publishing http://www.newgeneration-publishing.com/home/blog/authors-entry-to-the-writers-digest-self-publishing-awards/
New Pages https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/big-list-of-writing-contests
Nillu Nasser http://nillunasser.com/category/contests-awards/
Nothing in the Rule Book https://nothingintherulebook.com/2016/12/02/44-writing-competitions-for-2017/
Notice Boards http://www.noticebard.com/writers-digest-annual-writing-competition-2017/
Now Novel http://www.nownovel.com/blog/top-10-writing-contests/
Open Books https://openbooks.com/blogs/monika-pacyfka-tichy/posts/94-10-writing-contests-you-should-try-free-entry-self-pub-friendly
Places For Writers http://www.placesforwriters.com/category/contests/
Pod People http://podpeep.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-time-for-ippy-awards.html#.WfLBzVuCztQ
Poets & Writers https://www.pw.org/content/grants_amp_awards_your_guide_writing_contests
Prezi https://prezi.com/shqbcuss31q_/writer039s-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Publish Your Own Ebooks http://www.publishyourownebooks.com/book-awards-for-indie-authors/
Publishers Archive http://publishersarchive.com/self-published-book-awards
Publishers Weekly https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/65571-diy-book-awards-for-self-published-authors.html
Publishing Trends http://www.publishingtrends.com/2011/11/best-of-the-best-what-book-awards-are-doing-to-stand-out-from-the-crowd/
Publishing… and other form of insanity http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/free-contests.html
Quill & Quire http://www.quillandquire.com/awards/2017/01/19/whistler-independent-book-awards-add-manuscript-prize/
Random Rants http://randomwritingrants.com/2016/01/08/2016-book-award-contests/
Reader Views http://readerviews.com/blog//book-contests-literary-awards-and-new-authors
Reedsy https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro https://rochellejewelshapiro.com/glimmer-train-runs-legitimate-writing-contests/
Roger Packer http://rogerpacker.com/11000-cash-prizes-offer-writers-digest-self-published-ebook-contest/
Rosepoint Publishing https://rosepointpublishing.com/tag/ippy-awards/
S.A. Van http://www.sa-van.com/blog/2012/06/01/Writers-Digest-Self-Published-Book-Awards-Submitting-Counterplay.aspx
s[r] blog https://blog.superstitionreview.asu.edu/tag/howling-bird-press-fiction-prize/
Savvy Book Writers http://www.savvybookwriters.com/tag/travel-writing-contest/
Scottish Book Trust http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/writing/submitting-to-a-publisher/literary-awards-and-prizes
Scribophile https://www.scribophile.com/contests/
SDP Publishing Solutions http://sdppublishingsolutions.com/writers-digest-hosts-the-24th-annual-self-published-competition/
Sebastian Cole https://sebastiancoleauthor.com/book-award-contests-for-self-published-authors/
Self Pub Authors https://selfpubauthors.com/2010/10/23/ippy-awards/
Self Published Author http://www.selfpublishedauthor.com/content/what-do-you-read-10-top-blogs-todays-indie-authors
Self-Publishing Experts http://selfpublishingexperts.com/book-contests/
Selling Books https://www.sellingbooks.com/37-top-book-awards-authors-should-pursue-for-2015/
SFWA http://www.sfwa.org/2011/08/award-alert-the-indiereader-discovery-awards/
Shasta Public Libraries http://www.shastalibraries.org/book-awards-lists-581
Shelf-Awareness http://shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=3018#m36759
Smith Publicity http://www.smithpublicity.com/book-awards/
Spread the word http://www.spread-the-word.co.za/20-book-awards-for-indie-authors/
Stacey Datkinson http://staceydatkinson.com/blog/book_awards_you_should_know_about/
Stand Out Books https://www.standoutbooks.com/writing-competitions-for-authors/
Star Print Brokers https://www.starprintbrokers.com/book-awards/
stltoday http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-blog/midwest-book-awards-ippys-honor-local-authors/article_3b3e5bc7-198f-5044-ada7-d5acb341d6bf.html
Story Quest books http://storyquestbooks.com/10-childrens-book-award-contests-a-list-for-self-published-authors/
Suzanne Stengl https://www.suzannestengl.com/writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Tales2inspire http://tales2inspire.com/sound-book-marketing-contests/
Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva http://taneekabdasilva.com/book-awards-for-self-publishing-authors/
Tayler Heuston https://taylerheuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/from-glimmer-train-to-tomales-bay/
The Authors Guild https://www.authorsguild.org/contests-grants/writers-digest-short-story-competition/
The Balance https://www.thebalance.com/mid-december-fiction-writing-contests-1276980
The Blond Guerilla http://www.theblondguerrilla.com/indie-author-blog/readers-favorite-book-awards-contest-book-awards-for-self-published-authors
The Book Designer https://www.thebookdesigner.com/book-awards/
The Bookseller http://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/why-2016-year-arthur-c-clarke-award-embrace-self-published-works-383006
The Brain Pan https://thebrainpan.me/2016/11/26/ruminate-magazine-william-van-dyke-short-story-prize/
The Bug Boys http://thebugboys.com/2016-writers-digest-ebook-awards/
The Center for Book Publishing http://centerforbookpublishing.org/book-awards/
The Children’s Literature Web Guide http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/awards.html
The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/books/literary-review/authors-publishers-and-members-of-award-juries-discuss-if-indian-literary-prizes-set-literary-standards/article6842116.ece
The Independent Publishing Magazine http://www.theindependentpublishingmagazine.com/2015/07/indie-book-contests-to-enter-or-not-to-enter-or-more-trouble-than-its-worth-rhonda-rees-guest-post.html
The Masters Review https://mastersreview.com/ten-literary-magazines-and-contests-with-deadlines-in-may/
The Musings of Katrina Parker Williams https://katrinaparkerwilliams.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/for-writers-call-for-submissions/
The Penny Hoarder https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/free-writing-contests-open-now/
The Review Review http://www.thereviewreview.net/classifieds/contests
The Universe Builder http://theuniversebuilders.com/grand-prize-from-writers-digest-goes-to-the-universe-builders/
The Write Life https://thewritelife.com/writing-contests/
The Write Styles https://www.thewritestyles.com/7-free-writing-contests/
The Writer https://www.writermag.com/writing-resources/contests/
The Writers Scrap Bin http://www.thewritersscrapbin.com/poetry-contest-writers-digest/
The Writer’s Union of Canada https://www.writersunion.ca/self-published-book-awards
Tills on Burg News http://www.tillsonburgnews.com/ur/story/527381
Tiptree Awards https://tiptree.org/
Tuesdays with Story https://tuesdayswithstory.com/2016/09/08/writers-mail-297/
Unearthly Tales http://www.unearthlytales.com/writers-digest-international-self-published-book-awards.html
Victoria Advocate https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/blogs/reader/entries/2015/nov/25/local-author-honored-for-book-in-the-writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
W V Writers http://wvwriters.org/14th-annual-writers-digest-international-self-published-book-awards/
Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/go/writing-contests/
We Said Go Travel http://wesaidgotravel.com/may-13th-contests-events-writers-digest-travel-blog-summit/
Well Fed http://meljoulwan.com/2015/02/02/writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
West Wind Communications http://www.westwindcos.com/32-book-awards-authors-should-pursue/
Where Writer’s Win https://writerswin.com/writers-digest-self-published-book-awards/
Winning Writers https://winningwriters.com/the-best-free-literary-contests
Wise Ink Blog http://www.wiseinkblog.com/self-publishing-2/the-top-10-awards-indie-authors-should-not-ignore/
Wordalive Press http://www.wordalivepress.ca/blog/The-Yellow-Brick-Road-of-Book-Awards
WordCraft http://www.wordcraftla.com/blog/submission-sunday-72317.html
Words are Work http://www.wordsarework.com/1790-2/
Words Into Print https://wordsintoprint.wordpress.com/list-of-book-awards/
Wow http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/2015/05/37-top-book-awards-authors-should.html
Writer Mag https://www.writermag.com/writing-resources/contests/
Writers and Editors http://www.writersandeditors.com/awards__grants__fellowships_57698.htm
Writers Relief http://writersrelief.com/blog/2012/10/important-awards-for-writing/
Writers Union https://www.writersunion.ca/self-published-book-awards
Writers Weekly http://writersweekly.com/angela-desk/pod-secrets-revealed-book-contests-for-a-publishers-authors-pppfffttt-by-angela-hoy
Writing Career https://writingcareer.com/writing-contests-free-to-enter/
Writing.ie https://www.writing.ie/writing-comps/rubery-book-prize-2017/
Yellow Studios http://www.yellowstudiosonline.com/authors-enter-book-awards-competition-year/
Saudi Historical Novel Awards https://historicalnovelsociety.org/saudi-historical-novel-award/
Book Awards Contests (Updated for 2022)
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Steve Guidetti

Steve Guidetti

Steve Guidetti is the President of Isabella Media Inc, a Glastonbury, CT-based, family-owned book publisher with a mission to discover unknown authors. We combine unknown authors’ undiscovered potential with Isabella Media ’s unique approach to publishing and provide them with the highest quality books and the most inclusive benefits package available. Isabella Media was formed to serve you, the author, as a main-line publishing company to provide a platform for unknown authors. We listen to your feedback and create a collaborative atmosphere with our authors in the belief that you’ll come back to us with your next book.