This thread seems to have meandered around quite a bit, mostly concerned with trashing FernReiss and some pretty adolescent "yucks" ridiculing awards, etc., but I wonder if someone would mind addressing the IPPY and Franklin awards (I assume that the legitimacy of IPPY is questionable since they require an entrance fee.) but no one said anything about the Franklin awards except in passing. What about them? Where can I find out more about them? Also, can anyone contribute information about legitimate awards available for small publishers, etc. Is there a thread or forum somewhere in the Absolute Write Forum labyrinth where I can find out about legitmate awards if there are any?