Monday, 9 January 2017


If you are an Author, chances are that you'd want as much publicity as possible. The best way to become a well known Author, and sell more books, is to enter competitions.

In no particular order...Here are 50 of the most popular contests to enter this year. But beware...not all of them are free and open to all genres,  so you need to read the rules carefully!!!

1The Nebula Award
2Best Indie Book Award
3Beverly Hills Book Awards
4The International Thriller Awards
5International Excellence Body, Mind, Spirit Book Award
8Maxy Awards
9eLit Book Awards
10The Edgar Awards
11Eric Hoffer Award
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
13Indiefab Book of the Year Awards
14Global eBook Awards
15Green Book Festival
16Children's book Moonbeam Awards
17Historical Novel Society International Award
18Hollywood Book Festival
19Hugo Awards for Science Fiction
20Mom's Choice awards
21Hollywood Book Festival
22IACP Cookbook Awards
23IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
24IndieReader Discovery Awards
25International Book Awards
26International Rubery Book Award
27IPPY Awards
28Kindle Book Review’s  Kindle Book Awards
29Living Now Book Awards
30London Book Festival
31The Lammy's
32Royal Dragonfly Book Awards
33National Indie Excellence Book Awards
34AAUW Thrope Menn Literary Award
35Nautilus Book Awards
36New Apple Book Awards for Excellence
37New England Book Festival
38New York Book Festival
39Next Big Author Opening Chapter
40Next Generation Indie Book Awards
41Paris Book Festival
42The Man Booker International Prize
43Readers Favourite Contest
44San Francisco Book Festival
45Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book
46The North Street Book Prize
47UK Arts Council Funded: YouWriteOn Book of the Year Awards
48USA “Best Books” Awards
49Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards
50Writer’s Digest Self Published eBook Awards
I also found a great list of creative writing competitions on this blog:

There are many more I am sure, so if you know of any others, please drop me a link for a future post?