March 2013 Author Challenge
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Deadline: 5th of every month
Writers' Forum Ongoing Short Story Competition
Prizes range from a minimum 1st prize £300, 2nd prize £150 and 3rd prize £100 with an annual trophy and a cheque for £1,000 for the best story of the year. The competition is open to all nationalities but entries must be in English.
Deadline: 15th of every month
Writers' Forum Ongoing Poetry Competition
Poets are invited to enter their unpublished poems for a competition to be held in each issue of Writers' Forum. There will be a first prize of £100 and three runner-up prizes all published in the magazine.
Deadline: March 15, 2013
IndieReader’s Second Annual Discovery Awards (IRDA)
The IndieReader’s Second Annual Discovery Awards (IRDA) is open to all self-published books with an ISBN—there are no restrictions to publication dates, and both print and e-book formats may be accepted. This awards program aims to find talented writers and great books. Judging will be based on the quality of writing and originality of story. Winners will be announced at the BookExpo America in New York.
Deadline of Submission: March 31, 2013
Eric Hoffer Award
The Annual Eric Hoffer Award is open to short prose in English, including translations of less than 10,000 words. Writers of fiction and creative nonfiction can now submit their entries on or before March 31, 2013, to have a shot at winning the grand prize worth $250.
Deadline of Submission: April 1, 2013
H.O.W. 2013 Poetry Contest
The H. O. W. (Helping Orphans Worldwide) 2013 Poetry Contest is now accepting entries. Interested authors must submit a cover letter and a maximum of three unpublished poems. First place will receive $100, and the winning poems will be posted on HOW website.
Deadline of entries: April 2, 2013
2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards
The 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards is an annual awards program that is open to all self-published English language books in print available for sale online and in physical bookstores. To be eligible, books must have a publication date not earlier than 2009 and an ISBN.
Deadline of entries: April 30, 2013
The 4th Annual International Book Awards (IBA 2013)
The 4th Annual International Book Awards (or IBA 2013) is sponsored by the USA Book News. It is an annual awards program open to all English-language books published from 2011 to 2013, with ISBNs, and are currently available for purchase online. Winners and finalists will be announced nationally on June 2013 at the BookExpo America in New York..
Deadline: April 30, 2013
International Book Awards
The 4th Annual International Book Awards intends to be a promotional vehicle for authors and publishers to launch their careers and open global markets. This contest is open to all books published in English with an ISBN, and the winners in each category will receive a six-month full webpage on USABookNews.com among other prizes.
Deadline: May 25, 2013
New York Book Festival
The 2013 New York Book Festival accepts entries in English, Spanish, German, French, or Italian that have been published on or after January 1, 2009. Judges will determine the winners based on the storytelling ability of the author and the potential of the work to win wider recognition. The grand prize is $1,500 and a flight to New York for the awarding ceremony.
Deadline: May 25, 2013
The Beach Book Festival
The 2013 Beach Book Festival is spotlighting the hottest reads of the upcoming summer season. Judges will look for a book’s general excellence as well as its potential to be an engaging beach read this summer season. The winning entry will receive $1,500 cash, a flight to New York for the awards program, and a two-week public relations campaign proclaiming their beach-read victory.
Please note that these contests are not affiliated with, sponsored, or supported by AuthorHouse.