2023 Award Categories

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In total, there will be four award categories, and you can enter up to fifteen submissions across the different award categories. All Awards accept fiction and non-fiction in all genres. Entrants from anywhere in the world can enter.

The 2023 Awards will open in January 2023.

2023 Award Categories

Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
Screenplay Award ~ for screenwriters with a completed script
Writing Award ~ for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Young Writer Award ~ for writers aged between 18 and 25
Writing Mentorship Award ~ for uncompleted manuscripts

More Chances To Win

Several awards have sub-categories, giving you more chances to win an award. Every entry into the Book Award, Writing Award and Screenplay receives entry into that award category, plus ONE sub-category of that particular award. We also have amazing prizes to give away to writers, authors and screenwriters.

See the sub-categories below.

Writing Award ~ for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Sub-Categories include:

  • Best Story Title ~ the most intriguing titles (You can't select to enter these because all entries are automatically selected)
  • Best Written Genre ~ for the best genre stories from unpublished writers
  • Golden Writer Award ~ for writers 60+ which was recommended by Paul Michael Glaser himself!

Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
You must select one sub-category to enter. Sub-Categories include:

  • Audiobook Production ~ for published books that need an audiobook production
  • Best Book Genre ~ for published books, mainstream or independently published, and the best genre stories
  • Best Book Cover ~ most interesting covers
  • Best Book Series ~ most intriguing series in any genre
  • Best Co-Authored Book ~ for books published by co-writing authors, either two or three co-authors
  • Golden Author Award ~ for published authors 60+ which was recommended by Paul Michael Glaser himself!

Screenplay Award ~ for screenwriters with a completed script
You must select one sub-category to enter. Sub-Categories include:

  • Feature Film ~ for film scripts
  • Short Film ~ short film scripts
  • TV Series ~ television series
  • Adapted Screenplay ~ for scripts already adapted from a book
  • Book Adaptation Needed ~ for authors with books needing to be adapted to film. Our judges are looking for captivating stories with the potential to be adapted to film. These can be novels, novellas, true stories and memoirs. This is an opportunity not to be missed!