The Writer’s Digest Self-published e-Book Awards offers prizes of $2000, $500, $250 (US) plus other percs. There are also Honourable mention prizes. Early Fee: $99 + $75/additional entry. Early Deadline: August 3. Standard Fee: $110 + $85/additional entry. Standard Deadline: September 1.

The Screenplay Festival offers separate awards for five categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family and Thriller/Horror. All winners and honourable mentions get valuable services and direct contact with agencies, managers and producers for years. Grand prize winners also receive cash prizes. Entry Fee: $50 (US) for first category and $15 for each other category. Deadline: September 8.

The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award also has many categories. Early Fee: $20 (US). Early Deadline: September 15. Standard Fee: $25. Standard Deadline: October 15.

The Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest offers prizes of $400, $100 and $50 (US) for up to three unpublished 80-line or less poems of any form. Entry Fee: $15 for up to 3 poems. Deadline: September 30.

The Iowa Short Fiction Award offers publication for a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages from any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction. Entry Fee: Free. Deadline: September 30.

Latest update: 2015