FAPA2020 Book Awards Submissions

Each year the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers. This year we have opened the competition from North America only to the English speaking world. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language.

Finalists are chosen by publishing professionals and librarians from both within and outside of Florida and are announced at the President’s Book Awards Banquet the first weekend of August.

2020 Submission Guidelines

  • Acceptable publishing dates for books submitted for the President’s Book Awards will be books published between January of the previous year and May of the awards year. Example: Between January 2018 and April 2020.
  • Books/eBooks must have a valid ISBN and include the year published within the book. eBooks may have an ASIN in lieu of ISBN.
  • FAPA membership is not required for entry.
  • Previous award-winning titles of FAPA President’s Book Awards may not be re-entered.
  • FAPA board members are able to enter books in the awards competition.
  • eBooks should be submitted in PDF format.
  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Entries received before midnight January 15, will qualify for a $20 discount.

More Information Here

Writer's Digest Short Story

Show Us Your Shorts!

For 20 years, Writer’s Digest’s Short Short Story Competition has been looking for and shining the light on amazing short fiction. It’s that time again—we’re looking for writing that’s bold, brilliant and, most of all, brief.

Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Send us your best stories and you could win $3,000 in cash, a trip to New York City for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, and an interview for a feature article in our magazine.

Ready to be the next writer we spotlight? Enter by November 15 for the best price! Final Deadline December 16, 2019.

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

THE DREAMQUESTONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write a short story, five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: DECEMBER 28, 2019. How to enter, visit https://www.dreamquestone.com

Craft Flash Fiction

Craft Flash Fiction

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Welcome to CRAFT’s first flash fiction contest for unpublished stories up to 1,000 words!

Guest judge Benjamin Percy will select three winning stories and each receive:

  • $1,000 award & a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
  • Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story
  • A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean

Plus an editors’ choice round—we’ll be awarding $150 and publication to four stories we just can’t let go.

Submit Here

The Northern Lights Book Awards – A Mark of Distinction Honoring Children’s Literature of Exceptional Merit. The NLBA considers children’s books to be an art form and honors books that excel in aesthetic and literary qualities with an emphasis on permanency. The NLBA are seeking works that will leave a lasting impression, ones which will resonate with the reader not only now but in years to come. We are especially interested in books that are enriching, uplifting, and promote goodwill.

$65 per category

Deadline is August 15, 2019.

GCWA members are invited to submit their children’s books at the normal fee of only $60 per title. You may also enter your title in as many categories as you see fit at no additional fee, (normally $10 per category). To receive this exclusive offer, simply write GCWA under Associations/Societies when filling out the 2019 award submission form.

Pen AmericaGrants & Fellowships

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers distinct grants each year to support writers and works-in-progress in diverse genres including translation, YA and middle grade writing, and oral history. PEN America also offers a robust national program of fellowships for emerging writers and writing for justice. In addition, PEN America provides community engagement funding to Members, writers, and allies to support activity around press freedom defense, the intersections of literature and advocacy, and the defense of free expression more broadly.

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS NOW OPEN

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Click here for information regarding PEN America’s Literary Awards.

Poets & WritersThe Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

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