Book Awards: Key Dates

Don’t miss these great chances to enter!

 

eLit Book Awards
Entry Deadline: January 31, 2017
Website: http://elitawards.com

 

Independent Publisher Book Awards
Entry Deadline: February 25, 2017
Website: www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards

 

Living Now Book Awards
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2017
Website: www.livingnowawards.com

 

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
Entry Deadline: August 12, 2017
Website: www.moonbeamawards.com

 

Axiom Business Book Awards
Entry Deadline: December 2017
Website: www.axiomawards.com

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Your 2017 Bookish Calendar

The Top Events for Authors, Readers, and Publishers

Welcome to 2017! As you gear up with your writerly resolutions (read some of our resolutions for inspiration!), be sure to check out our list of more than 20 conferences, festivals, and expos. You can also explore the best-of-the-best writers’ conference in the links below to find the perfect conference for you. Plus, for a full list of our upcoming book awards, bop over to the sidebar to see key dates and entry information!

 

May your 2017 be full of inspiration, words, and publishing success!

 

JANUARY

American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: January 20-24, 2017
Website: http://2017.alamidwinter.org

 

FEBRUARY

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates: February 8-11, 2017
Website: www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference

 

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Winter Conference
Location: New York City, NY
Dates: February 10-12, 2017
Website: www.scbwi.org/events/18th-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york-ny17

 

MARCH

South West Florida Reading Festival
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Date: March 18, 2017
Website: http://readfest.org

 

Virginia Festival of the Book
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Dates: March 22-26, 2017
Website: http://vabook.org

 

APRIL

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Location: New York City, NY
Dates: April 2017 (TBA)
Website: https://worldvoices.pen.org

 

Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference
Location: San Antonio, TX
Dates: April 19-22, 2017
Website: www.txla.org/annual-conference

 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: April 22- 23, 2017
Website: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks

 

MAY

Romantic Times (RT) Book Lovers Convention
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: May 2-7, 2017
Website: www.rtconvention.com

 

Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Location: St. Louis, MO
Dates: May 4-7, 2017
Website: www.stlouisbookfair.org

 

Yallwest Santa Monica Book Festival
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Dates: May 2017 (TBA)
Website: http://yallwest.com

 

JUNE

Book Expo America (BEA)
Location: New York City, NY
Dates: May 31-June 2, 2017
Website: www.bookexpoamerica.com/Show-Info

 

ALA Annual Conference
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: June 22-27, 2017
Website: http://2017.alaannual.org

 

JULY

SCBWI Summer Conference
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: July 7-10, 2017
Website: https://www.scbwi.org/annual-conferences

 

Romance Writers of America
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: July 26-29, 2017
Website: www.rwa.org/conference

 

AUGUST

Yale Publishing Course
Location: New Haven, CT
Dates: July 30-August 4, 2017
Website: http://som.yale.edu/programs/executive-education/for-individuals/yale-publishing-course

 

SEPTEMBER

Brooklyn Book Festival
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Dates: September 2017 (TBA)
Website: www.brooklynbookfestival.org

 

Baltimore Book Festival
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dates: September 2017 (TBA)
Website: www.baltimorebookfestival.com

 

OCTOBER

New York ComicCon
Location: New York City, NY
Dates: October 5-8, 2017
Website: www.newyorkcomiccon.com

 

Twin Cities Book Festival
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Dates: October 2017 (TBA)
Website: www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival

 

NOVEMBER

YALLFEST
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: November 10-11, 2017
Website: www.yallfest.org

 

Traverse City Children’s Book Festival
Location: Traverse City, MI
Dates: November 2017 (TBA)
Website: www.tcchildrensbookfestival.com

 

Interested in attending a writers’ conference? Find one near you:

·      Upcoming Writers’ Conferences from WritersDigest.com

·      30 Fantastic Writers' Conferences for Authors, Bloggers and Freelancers from TheWriteLife.com

·      Association of Writers and Writing Programs Directory of Conferences and Centers

·      Top 5 Writers’ Conferences and 2 Retreats from Scripted.com

 


Jillian Bergsma Manning is a contributing editor for Independent Publisher. She loves reading and writing but not arithmetic. Follow her on Twitter at @LillianJaine or on her blog at www.editorsays.com.

 
 

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