The deadline is September 15th for the inaugural Wordwrite Book Awards celebrating works by independent and university presses, as well as author-published works. To quality, books must have been published in 2014 or 2015 and should have something to do with the themes of peace, kindness, and mindfulness.
Just a note—Lynn Houston, founder and editor-in-chief of Five Oaks Press, will be the judge for the poetry category. The majority of submissions received so far have been in the fiction and non-fiction categories.
There is a $50 fee to enter, which pays a nominal amount to each judge for his/her time in reading submissions and which also helps fund the marketing and promotional package for the finalists/winners.
Submission guidelines here.