Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest

2015 Somerset

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2015 Somerset
Contests
Price: 45 USD In stock

More than $30,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2015 writing competition winners!

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2015

The Somerset Awards

1st Place Category Award Winners for the Somerset Awards will compete for the 2015 Grand Blue Ribbon Prize.

Deadline: November 30th, 2015.

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

The Somerset First Place Award Winning Authors will receive

  • ALL First In Category Award Winners will be given high visibility and a special nametag with ribbon to wear during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala.
  • First in Category winners will compete for the Somerset Awards Grand Prize Award for the $250 purse and the Somerset Grand Prize Ribbon and badges.
  • TEN genre Grand Prize winning titles will compete for the $1,000 pursefor CBR Best Book and Overall Grand Prize.
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review package ($325)
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name 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

Categories: Genre blending encouraged! Surprise us!

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of story-line
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing Craft
  • Freshness –  is it new and notable

The Somerset Awards – Published  Contemporary & Mainstream Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pubbed Novels with ISBN/ASIN designation will be accepted in the published division.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
  • Young Adult Novels are accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2011 will not be accepted.
  • Fees and E-Pub File must be received before November 30, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Novels must be 40,000 plus words.
  • You may enter in more than one category. However, each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.
  • You may enter more than one novel into a given contest.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

The Somerset – Manuscripts and Unpublished Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Digital Files must be submitted.
  • Word count of 40,000 plus.
  • No erotica or graphic violence, please.
  • Young Adult works will be  accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Fees and digital file must be received before November  30, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

The Somerset Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Published Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Book Review Package (valued at $ 325.00) and The Somerset CBR First Place Blue Ribbons (digital and stickers). All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Books of  2015. All 1st Place winners will receive social media promotion and publicity.

Note: You will receive a confirmation email after you have uploaded your work and paid entrance fees through PayPal. PayPal also sends us your contact information. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you within 72 business hours of receiving entry(ies).

You should receive a confirmation emails from PayPal and from Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media. If you have any questions or concerns about your submission, please contact us at admin@ChantiReviews.com.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email: info@ChantiReviews.com

 

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