Call for POETRY Submissions
Create a poem inspired by one of the pieces of art
on display in the National Art Exhibit.
On Display February 7-March 25, 2020 at
Visual Arts Center
210 Maud St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Deadline for submission: February 26
On-line submissions only
Evening of Poetry & Art: March 4, 2020 7-9pm
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!
WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!
$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: January 31, 2020
2020 PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
PARIS _ The 2020 Paris Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual awards honoring the best of international publishing.
The 2020 Paris Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, wild card (anything goes), photography/art, poetry, unpublished stories, spiritual/religious, business, and travel works. There is no date of publication deadline and entries can be in French or English.
Our grand prize for the 2020 Paris Book Festival is an appearance fee for our gala awards ceremony, exact date TBA.
Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:
1) General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
FESTIVAL RULES: Paris Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.
NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the package’s receipt via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site (www.parisbookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.
Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on June 25, 2020. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.
TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at parisbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at the contact e-mail below for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.
For more information, visit our web site at www.parisbookfestival.com.
The Maxy Awards are dedicated to awarding only excellence for indie and self-published authors. They are unique in that all entrants may submit their book digitally, as a manuscript or published eBook; therefore, the award can be issued prior to an author’s publication. Authors are invited to enter our next competition for qualifying books with a 2018 or future copyright. Enter today, a large part of every entry goes directly to the Home of the Innocents to help those families that need it most, in honor of Maxy (read her full story here). Awards for nine categories and one “Book of the Year” will be announced each year on Maxy’s birthday, May 2nd.
You may have missed the early entry deadline, but that’s no reason to fret, we’ve decided to share a 10% discount (just use promo code SEC20 at checkout) with our favorite small presses, micro presses, self-publishers, and authors.
Deadline: January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 ($75 for one category, receive 25% off for multiple categories using promo code: MORETHAN1)
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 September 30, 2020.
Inkitt — Writing Contests & Writing Competitions: The Definitive Guide
A comprehensive and regularly updated list of writing contests in 2019. Whether you are an aspiring or established author, here you will find a complete list of short story, novel, poetry, books and essay competitions where you can submit your fiction and non-fiction masterpieces for the chance to win great prizes and receive notoriety for your work.
2020 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.