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2023 Editorial Calendar

With a new year approaching Miss Winn X Winn Publications is rolling out our 2023 Calendar, here is what you can expect:

January

National Mentoring Month

  • Winn Publications begins taking the manuscript submissions for the year – 1/9
  • On Target Poetry Book Writing Contest Begins – 1/9
  • National Hot Toddy Day – 1/11
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 1/17
  • National Gourmet Coffee Day- 1/18
  • Winn Publications 5th Anniversary – 1/26

February

Black History Month, Kindness Month, Library Lovers Month

  • Children Author and Illustrator Week – first week
  • Random Act of Kindness Week – third week
  • Beginning of “Mindful Writer’s Cafe” – 2/5
  • Valentine’s Day – 2/14
  • Single’s Awareness Day – 2/15
  • Tell A Fairy Tale Day – 2/26

March

Women’s History Month

  • National Read Across America Day – 3/2
  • World Book Day – 3/3
  • National Grammer Day – 3/4
  • International Women’s Day – 3/8
  • Read an eBook Week – 3/5 to 3/11
  • Last day to submit your poetry for the contest – 3/18

April

National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • National Library week – the first week
  • International Children’s Book Day – 4/2
  • National Bookmobile Day – 4/6
  • Haiku Poetry Day – 4/17
  • Earth Day – 4/22

May

Latino Books Month, Foster Care Month

  • Children’s Book Week – May 2 to May 8
  • Reading is Fun Week – the second full week
  • National Mother Goose Day- 5/1
  • Teacher Appreciation Day – 5/3
  • Make a Book Day – 5/5
  • Winn Publications CEO Arilia Winn’s birthday – 5/29

June

Audiobook Month, PTSD Awareness Month

  • Juneteenth – 6/19
  • Typewriter Day – 6/23

July

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

  • National Yellow Pig Day – 7/17
  • Paperback Book Day – 7/23

August

National Family Fun Month

  • Last day to submit a manuscript for possible 2023 book publishing – 8/1
  • Love Your Bookshop Day – 8/14
  • We Love Memoirs Day – 8/30

September

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Self-Care Awareness Month, National Suicide Prevention Month

  • Banned Books Week – 9/26 to 10/2
  • National Suicide Prevention Week – 9/5 to 9/11
  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week – 9/7 to 9/10
  • Buy a Book Day – 9/7
  • Read an eBook Day – 9/18
  • National Comic Book Day – 9/25

October

Black Speculative Fiction Month, National Book Month, National Cookbook Month , Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • National Poetry Day – 10/1
  • Bookshop Day – 10/7
  • Frankenstein Friday – 10/27
  • Books For Treats Day – 10/31

November

National Family Literacy Month, National Novel Writing Month

  • National Author’s Day – 11/1
  • National Book Award week – 11/7
  • National Young Readers week – 11/13
  • National Book Week – 11/20

December

Spiritual Literacy Month

Winn Publications’ “offices” are closed this entire month, see you next year!