Chanticleer Book Reviews’ Blue Ribbon Writing Contests  2014

More than $ 20,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews  2014 writing competition winners!

Yes, CBR writing competitions are challenging. Those who enter are impassioned about their writing and are keen to meet their publishing goals.

  • Submission deadlines help you meet your deadlines for your publishing goals. 
  • Winning and placing in a CBR competition will help promote your work and your author platform.
  • Manuscript submissions help to get your work out of the slush pile.
  • You could win cash, promotional opportunities, and a coveted CBR book review package.

Three Different Writing Competitions where your works may compete on an international scale.

  • Chanticleer Classic Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions for Novels & Narrative Non-Fiction. The entry fee is $45 per submission per category.
  • Great Beginnings - Today’s Best Opening Lines in Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction! 250 – 1,000 words. The entry fee is $15 per submission.
  • Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, & Narrative Non-fiction Shorts: 500 to 30,000 words. The entry fee is $25 per submission.

March 2014

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Cozy Novels Writing Contest – Mystery & Mayhem Awards (M&Ms)

Currently accepting entries. 8 Categories; Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline: March 31st, 2014. 1st Place Category winners will compete for Blue Ribbon Overall Genre Grand Prize 2014.

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April 2014

Young Adult Novels Writing Contest - The Dante Rossetti Awards

Currently accepting entries. 12 Categories, Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline:  April 30st, 2014.

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May 2014

Romance Genre Writing Contests - The Chatelaine Awards 

Currently accepting entries. 8 Categories; Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline: May 31st, 2014.

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June 2014

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Historical Fiction Novels Writing Contest – The Chaucer Awards

Currently accepting entries. 6 Categories; Published and Manuscript Divisions DeadlineJune 30th, 2014.

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July 2014

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Western, Pioneer, & Civil War Historical Fiction Novels, Pre-1900s – The Laramie Awards

Currently accepting entries.  5 Categories, Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline: July  31th, 2014.

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September 2014

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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Writing Contest – The Clue Awards

Currently accepting entries. 6 Categories, Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline: September 30th, 2014.

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October 2014

Paranormal Writing Competition

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Currently accepting entries. 8 categories; Published and Manuscript Divisions. Deadline: October 31, 2014. 1st Place Category winners will compete for Blue Ribbon Overall Genre Grand Prize 2014.

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November  2014

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Contemporary,  Mainstream, & General Fiction Writing Contest - The Somerset Awards

Published and Manuscript Division Deadline: November 30, 2014. 1st Place Category winners will compete for Blue Ribbon Overall Genre Grand Prize 2015.

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December 2014

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 RAW NaNoWriMo 2014 Writing Competition

Accepting entries December 1st, 2014. Manuscript Division Deadline: January 31, 2015

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January 2015

Sci-fi & Fantasy Writing Contest – The Cygnus Awards

Currently accepting entries. 7 Categories. Published and Manuscript Divisions. Deadline: January 31st, 2015. 1st Place Category winners will compete for Blue Ribbon Overall Genre Grand Prize 2015.

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February 2015

Narrative Non-fiction Writing Contest  - The Journey Awards

Currently accepting entries. 8 categories. Published and Manuscript Divisions Deadline:  February 28th, 2015. 1st Place Category winners will compete for Blue Ribbon Overall Genre Grand Prize 2015.

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All First Place winners of all Fiction Writing Contests will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Blue Ribbon Awards competition for CBR Best Books of 2014 (or 2015).

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We invite you to read our Terms and Conditions page and Submission Guidelines.

Winning a writing competition is a time-honored tradition to distinguish your work in the eyes of readers, literary agents, and publishers.

Plus, you can win cash & prizes.

How will your book be discovered?

$3,250 dollars CASH prizes to be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contest 2014 contestant winners.

  • CBR Grand Prize Blue Ribbon Award 2014 winner will be awarded $1,000.00 cash.
  • Nine 1st Place Genre  Blue Ribbon Award 2014 winners will be awarded $250.00 cash each.

CBR First Place Award Category Contest Winning Authors  will receive:

  • Award winning books will be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.*
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
  • Adhesive book stickers
  • Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
  • Promotion in print and on-line media
  • Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
  • Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

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The 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD for title of The Best of the CBR Award Winning Books of 2014!

Now that is something to CROW about!

For more information, please visit our Prizes page. We invite you to read our Terms and Conditions and Submission Guidelines.

*Chanticleer Bookshelves is in the process of being developed. The pilot program should begin May 2014.

 

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