Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Lately I'm seeing frequent ads on Facebook for high-entry fee literary awards, such as the International Book Awards ($89 per entry, though if you enter by April 30 you can get a special early bird rate of $69). It's sponsored by American Book Fest (formerly known, at various times, as USA Book News, JPX Media, and i310 Media Group), which also runs the Best Book Awards, the Bookvana Awards, and the American Fiction Awards--all with the same huge entry fees.
I've also heard from a number of writers who've been directly solicited by a similar high-entry fee awards program, the Book Excellence Awards:
https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2019/04/awards-profiteers-how-writers-can.html you can read more, and with an extensive list of companies trying to empty your pockets here in the link...