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Book awards contests can be a great way for a new or experienced author to win a prize, get recognition, and improve your chances at getting a major book deal.

Award-winning authors tend to be more successful when it comes to finding a literary agent, getting a publisher, and selling more books.

The problem is there are so many book awards contests out there, and many of them can be quite expensive. So you need to do your research to make sure you only enter your book into a contest that is likely to be worth it for you.

That’s why our team put together this list of the 50 best book awards contests for authors.

List of Book Awards

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

1. Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Website: www.howtodoitfrugally.com/contests

2. Random Rants

Website: www.randomwritingrants.com/2016/01/08/2016-book-award-contests

3. Story Quest books

Website: www.storyquestbooks.com/10-childrens-book-award-contests-a-list-for-self-published-authors

4. ARMACAD

Website: armacad.info/writers-digest-annual-self-published-book-awards-2017

5. Authors Talk About IT

Website: www.authorstalkaboutit.com/book-award-contest

6. Book Browse

Website: www.bookbrowse.com/awards

7. Book List Online

Website: www.booklistonline.com/book-awards

8. Book List Reader

Website: www.booklistreader.com/category/book-awards

9. Chris McMullen

Website: chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/book-contests-giveaways

10. Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal

Website: www.romance-ffp.com/prism-contest-published

11. Foreword Reviews

Website: www.publishers.forewordreviews.com/awards

12. iUniverse

Website: www.iuniverse.com/Resources/National-Writing-Contests

13. Judy Penzsheluk

Website: www.judypenzsheluk.com/other-works/writers-digest-awards

14. Michelle Proulx

Website: www.michelleproulx.com/tag/book-contests

15. SFWA

Website: www.sfwa.org/2011/08/award-alert-the-indiereader-discovery-awards

16. The Independent Publishing Magazine

Website: www.theindependentpublishingmagazine.com/2015/07/indie-book-contests-to-enter-or-not-to-enter-or-more-trouble-than-its-worth-rhonda-rees-guest-post

17. WordCraft

Website: “>www.wordcraftla.com/blog/submission-sunday-72317

18. Erica Verillo

Website: www.ericaverrillo.com/blog/10-awards-for-self-published-books

19. AWC

Website: www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/10-short-story-competitions-to-enter-in-2017

20. Lambda Literary

Website: www.lambdaliterary.org/writers/subs/08/21/call-for-submissions-missouri-reviews-26th-annual-jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize

21. Made for Success Publishing

Website: www.madeforsuccesspublishing.com/tag/dan-pynter-global-book-awards

22. Nothing in the Rule Book

Website: nothingintherulebook.com/2016/12/02/44-writing-competitions-for-2017

23. Reedsy

Website: www.blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests

24. Roger Packer

Website: www.rogerpacker.com/11000-cash-prizes-offer-writers-digest-self-published-ebook-contest

25. SDP Publishing Solutions

Website: www.sdppublishingsolutions.com/writers-digest-hosts-the-24th-annual-self-published-competition

26. Spread the word

Website: www.spread-the-word.co.za/20-book-awards-for-indie-authors

27. The Blond Guerilla

Website: www.theblondguerrilla.com/indie-author-blog/readers-favorite-book-awards-contest-book-awards-for-self-published-authors

28. The Book Designer

Website: www.thebookdesigner.com/book-awards

29. The Write Styles

Website: www.thewritestyles.com/7-free-writing-contests

30. The Writers Scrap Bin

Website: www.thewritersscrapbin.com/poetry-contest-writers-digest

31. Where Writer’s Win

Website: www.writerswin.com/writers-digest-self-published-book-awards

32. Winning Writers

Website: www.winningwriters.com/the-best-free-literary-contests

33. Words are Work

Website: www.wordsarework.com

34. Writers and Editors

Website: www.writersandeditors.com/awards__grants__fellowships_57698

35. My Ebook

Website: www.myebook.co.za/august-2017-round-up-of-writing-contests

36. Selling Books

Website: www.sellingbooks.com/37-top-book-awards-authors-should-pursue-for-2015

37. Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Website: www.taneekabdasilva.com/book-awards-for-self-publishing-authors

38. The Masters Review

Website: www.mastersreview.com/ten-literary-magazines-and-contests-with-deadlines-in-may

39. CK Books Publishing

Website: www.ckbookspublishing.com/2013/03/27/interesting-tid-bit-about-writers-digest-self-published-contest

40. Writing.ie

Website: www.writing.ie/writing-comps/rubery-book-prize-2017

41. Afthead

Website: www.afthead.com/tag/glimmer-train

42. Ambassador Inernational

Website: www.ambassador-international.com/childrens-book-contests

43. Amie Irene Winters

Website: www.amieirenewinters.com/awards

44. Amy Sue Nathan

Website: www.amysuenathan.com/blog

45. Ann Gant

Website: www.anngant.com/Blog/blog/Blog/Poetry-Contest-By-Writers-Digest

46. Anna Bozen

Website: www.annabozenabowen.com/writers-digest-21st-self-published-book-awards-2

47. Art of Efy

Website: www.artofefy.com/writers-digest-awards

48. AspenWords

Website:

49. Aust Writers

Website: www.austwriters.com/AWRfiles/competitions

50. Author U

Website: www.authoru.org/book-publishing-which-book-award-contests-merit-your-attention

 

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