Literary awards, prizes, competitions

Literary awards, prizes, fellowships
A comprehensive guide to websites and databases

Subject categories on this page
  1. French literary awards
  2. German literary awards


The Academy of American Poets
Awards, prizes and grants for poetry.

American literary awards. Wikipedia entries.

Awards. Literature awards:
a web directory from Literature

BookPrizeInfo is a source of information on book prizes, literary awards and prizewinning books.

Literature Awards, 
a web directory covering all genres from children’s to non-fiction.

List of literary awards. Wikipedia entries

Award websites

Baileys Womens’ Prize for Fiction

Booker Prize for Fiction (The Man Booker Prize)

Booktrust, UK

Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Costa Book Awards
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

David Cohen Prize for Literature

The Duff Cooper Prize
The Duff Cooper Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of history, biography, political science or (very occasionally) poetry.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is an opportunity for any young poet aged 11-17 to accelerate their writing career.

The Folio Prize
The Folio Prize is a major English language book prize open to writers from around the world. Its aim is  to celebrate the best fiction of our time, regardless of form or genre, and to bring it to the attention of as many readers as possible.

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

The Goldsmiths Prize – Goldsmiths, University of London
The Goldsmiths Prize is a British literary award founded in 2013. It is for fiction that “opens up new possibilities for the novel form”.

Granta best British young novelists.

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition
Run by The Munster Literature Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Guardian First Book Award

Hawthornden Prize

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
The international literary award for new works of high literary merit in the English language. Managed by representatives of Dublin City and its Public Library System. Books are nominated for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world

Independent Publisher Awards

International Academy of Arts Fellowship in Cologne

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

The Kiriyama Prize
Established in 1996 to recognize outstanding books about the Pacific Rim and South Asia.

Impac Dublin Literary Award

Miles Franklin Award

National Book Award

National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Poetry Competition

Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Nobel Prize for Literature 

Poetry Awards

Prix Femina

Prix Goncourt (French prose)

Pulitzer Prize

Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition
The competition is run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland.

The Somerset Maugham Awards

T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

W. H. Smith Literary Award

French literary awards *

Prix Goncourt

French literary awards. A list from Wikipedia.

German literary awards *


The Goethe Prize

The German Book Prize

German literary awards. A list from Wikipedia.