Upcoming Contests and Events for Writers

From FAPA Newsletter

Note: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the events listed here may have been either canceled or postponed. Please check their websites for more information

Voyage YA Best Chapters Contest: $5,000 First Place
Submissions will be accepted until December 15 and the First Place prize is $5,000. Voyage is an online literary journal dedicated to young adult literature.  https://thevoyagejournal.com/contests/ 

Nautilus Book Awards
Celebrating 23 years of honoring Better Books for a Better World, is now open for submissions of books published in 2020 & 2021. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in sharing this Call for Entries with your membership and community.  https://nautilusbookawards.com 

IBPA Publishing University Scholarship Program
Provides members of the independent book publishing community interested in advancing their publishing program the opportunity to apply for a complimentary ALL ACCESS ticket to IBPA Publishing University 2022. https://www.publishinguniversity.org/scholarship

The Moderate Review
The Moderate Review is currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions should be sent as a word attachment to moderatereview@gmail.com.

Foreward Indies Book Award  

The Miami Book Fair
Nov. 17 – 21, Miami Dade College, West Campus, 3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral. https://www.miamibookfair.com 

2021 Novel Excerpt Contest
The winner receives $3,000 Prize. Deadline: December 1, 2021 https://themastersreview.submittable.com/submit

Florida Library Association Diversity Discussions
January: Floating in a Most Peculiar Way by Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei
April: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir by Malaka Gharib  https://www.flalib.org/deia-diversity-discussions
Watch the Recording: July 22: Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? By Heath Fogg Davis 

2021 Chapbook Open
The winner receives $3,000 and 50 contributor copies. Deadline: January 1, 2022 https://themastersreview.submittable.com/submit

Central Florida Book Expo 
January 30, 11 am – 4 pm at the Eisenhower Recreational Center in The Villages. https://bookexpo2022.com

Fantastic Communities: The 43rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)
March 16-20 at Marriott, Orlando Airport Lakeside https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) 
IBPA Publishing University 2022 
April 20 – 21, Virtual Program, on Attendify; April 29 – 30, In-Person Program at Renaissance, Orlando. https://www.ibpa-online.org

The 2022 Annual Florida Library Association Conference: “Libraries: Reset and Reconnect”
May 23 – 25 at Sawgrass Marriot Golf Resort and Spa, in Ponte Vedra. https://www.flalib.org

Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2022) Annual Conference: “City in a Forest” 
June 2 – 4 at Hyatt Regency, Atlanta https://chla.memberclicks.net/2022-annual-conference 

July 7 – 10 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton. Registration opens on February 1. http://www.sleuthfest.com


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