Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014

2014 Somerset

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest  2014 2014 Somerset
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Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014 The Somerset Awards

1st Place Category Award Winners for the Somerset Awards will compete for the 2014 Grand Blue Ribbon Prize.

Deadline: November 30th, 2014.

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

The Somerset First Place Award 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

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/AZIN designation will be accepted in the published division.
  • All novels must have ISBN/AZIN designation.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • Please note if BSE (British Standard English) is used instead of ASE.
  • 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, 2010 will not be accepted.
  • Fees, Submission Forms and E-Pub File must be received before November 30, 2014 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Novels must be 30,000 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.
  • If none of the entries place in the final round, then it is possible that the judges will not award a 1st Place winner or category winners.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

The Somerset – Manuscripts and Unpublished Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Novels may not be published or under publishing contract at time of entry.
  • Novels may not have ISBN designation at time of submission.
  • Digital Files must be submitted in digital form. 
    • Single space
    • Please use a font with a serif such as Times New Roman
    • Font size 11 or 12, please.
    • One inch margins all the way around.
    • Title must appear on each page.
    • Pages must be numbered sequentially in the header and the footer.
    • Please use page breaks between chapters.
    • Word count of 30,000 plus.
  • No erotica or graphic violence, please. Please adhere to the true cozy novel description.
  • Young Adult works will be  accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Fees, Submission Forms and digital file must be received before November  30, 2014 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 $ 245.00) 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  2014. All 1st Place winners will receive promotion and publicity.

The Somerset Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Unpublished & Manuscripts Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Manuscript Overview Package (valued at $ 325.00) .  All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Manuscripts of  2014.

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

 

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