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. 

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. 

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.

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

Foreward Indies Book Award

The Miami Book Fair
Nov. 17 – 21, Miami Dade College, West Campus, 3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral. 

2021 Novel Excerpt Contest
The winner receives $3,000 Prize. Deadline: December 1, 2021

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
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

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

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

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.

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

Children’s Literature Association (ChLA 2022) Annual Conference: “City in a Forest” 
June 2 – 4 at Hyatt Regency, Atlanta 

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


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