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Contests and Awards

Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on May 1, 2014

The 2014 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best stories from the world of dogs, cats, horses, wild beasts, birds, insects, reptiles and other creatures great and small. Categories: dogs, cats, birds, horses, insects, fish, reptiles, children’s books, young adult, working animals, wild card […]

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Poetry OutLoud Contest

by SusanDaffron on April 1, 2014

As part of National Poetry Month, open to students from grade 3 to 8 throughout the region, a recitation contest for young poets will take place Wednesday evening, April 2, at the Camarillo Library. Each entrant will recite a poem either written by the student or a favorite selection that he or she enjoys, by […]

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Anthony Awards

by SusanDaffron on March 1, 2014

If you want to nominate anyone for the Anthony Awards, you must be registered by March 31.  Authors who want to be considered for panels need to be registered by June 1. Registration is $175: November 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 and goes up to $195: August 1, 2014 through conference. http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2014/02/fan-favorites-2014-mystery-conventions-murder-at-the-beach

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Independent Publisher Book Awards

by SusanDaffron on March 1, 2014

Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. Celebrating their eighteenth year, they are now accepting entries for books with 2013 or 2014 copyrights or were released between July 1, 2012 and March 15, 2014. For more information, go to: http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/IPAwards.php

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Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award

by SusanDaffron on March 1, 2014

Voting is now officially open for the 2014 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers for outstanding contribution to Christian life. All retailers selling Christian products and all readers of Christian books are invited to vote for the Book […]

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LATFB call for entries

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2014

The 2013-2014 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual celebration of books deserving more attention from the world publishing community. The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, wild card (anything goes!), compilations/anthologies, sequels (for […]

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Al Blanchard Award Contest

by SusanDaffron on February 1, 2014

There is NO entry fee, and you stand to win $100 cash award, publication in Level Best Books’ twelfth crime fiction anthology, admission to the Crime Bake Conference in November (the winner is not required to attend, however), and a handsome plaque. The story must be a crime story by a New England author or […]

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Great Southeast Book Festival

by SusanDaffron on December 29, 2013

2014 Great Southeast Book Festival has issued a call for published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes), nature/animals, and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English. The grand prize […]

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Global Ebook Awards

by SusanDaffron on November 27, 2013

http://globalebookawards.com/  Dan Poynter’s Global ebook Awards Accepting entries now, from ebook authors and publishers. Eligibility: E-book released to the public any time in 2012 or newer. Entry Deadline: April 30, 2014 (midnight Pacific Time). Winners Announcement: August 17, 2014

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William Saroyan International Prize

by SusanDaffron on October 29, 2013

Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction. Co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, […]

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