Archive for March 23rd, 2016

Chaucer Awards

23 March 2016

Chaucer Awards

Deadline:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Entry Fees:

$55

Prizes:

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is seeking for the best books featuring pre-1750s historical fiction, including pre-history, ancient history, classical, world history (non-western culture), Dark Ages and Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor, 1600s.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Historical fiction pre-1750s

Categories:
Pre-historical fiction
Ancient historical Fiction
Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance
Elizabethan/Tudor
1600s
World/international history pre-1750s
Americas – historical fiction pre-1750s

Contact Information:

editor@chatireviews.com (website form for entries please)

Visit the website:

http://chantireviews.com/services/#!/Historical-Fiction-Contest/p/21521105/category=5193080

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Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

23 March 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Deadline:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Entry Fees

Entry fee: $13.59 per paper ($20 for up to three pieces); except for poetry, where up to three submissions are accepted for $13.59.

Prizes

Best Short Story ($1,000)
Best Poem ($1,000)
Best Essay ($1,000)

The jury, comprising highly-respected authors Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox, has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).

Ten finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.
All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.

Description

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS).

The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively. Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).

We want to achieve an intercultural mélange, which is first and foremost literary. We aim to pose a series of questions on the pages of Hourglass Literary Magazine, such as: What are poetics and the formal solutions and (pre)dominant themes for authors who write in English? What remained of post-modernism, textual acrobatics and semantic gymnastics (John Barth, Robert Coover, Ronald Sukenick, etc.)? “Return to tradition”? How does the “Beat” generation echo in the work of contemporary writers? Where do we write from? What do we write about when we write about love?

Contact Information

Information about contest: contest@hourglassonline.org
Press inquiries: press@hourglassonline.org
Board and editorial staff: hourglass.literary.magazine@gmail.com
Voki Erceg, Editor-in-Chief: vokierceg@hourglassonline.org

Visit the website:

http://www.hourglassonline.org/

The Dante Rossetti Awards ~ Young Adult Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

23 March 2016

The search for 2016’s best Young Adult Fiction Books

Deadline: May 30th, 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about twelve to eighteen. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Romance, Literary, we will put them to the test and choose the best Young Adult Books among them.

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in a queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize
  • The Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Young Adult Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a$200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year
  • The Overall Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Book of the Year, and awarded the $1000 prize
  • All Winners receive a Chanticleer Prize Package which includes a digital badge, a ribbon and a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)

That’s more than $30,000.00 worth of cash and prizes! The Fine Print.

~$1000 for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner
~$2800 in Genre Grand Prizes
~$28,980 in reviews, prizes, and promotional opportunities awarded to Category Winners

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: May 30th, 2016.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

The Chanticleer Prize Package includes:

  • A Prize Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital Badges for display on your website or incorporation into book covers
  • Book stickers to identify your print books to book store shoppers as they browse

In addition to all the ribbons and badges and cash awards we will be showering you with, you will also receive a powerful promotional boostfrom Chanticleer Reviews, with:

  • Your name and book title announced on our high traffic website at the finalist stage, the category winner stage, the genre grand prize stage, and the overall grand prize stage, depending on how far you go in the competition
  • Corresponding social media announcements of your contest advancements
  • Corresponding newsletter announcements to our sizable email list
  • Your winning title’s review published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine
  • Your book may also receive trade show representation as we show off our winners at conferences and trade shows across the US and Internationally. We like to show off our winners in as many ways as we can.
  • Your book may also be seen and noticed by agents, publishers, Hollywood producers, and others within the publishing and entertainment industry who see our contests as a way to spot new and upcoming talent and original story ideas

The Dante Rossetti Awards Categories are:

  • Contemporary Young Adult
  • SFF & Paranormal
  • Dystopian/Edgy/Urban
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
  • Historical Young Adult
  • YA Adventure/Romance

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft
  • World construct
  • Premise

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Novels may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pub accepted.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2013 will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Digital Files must be submitted in PDF or Word DOC format.
  • Fees and Digital File must be received before May 30th, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Helpful Links

Announcement Schedule

Previous Winners:

2014 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2013 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2012 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

How The Contests Work

The Fine Print

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

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.

Visit the website:  https://www.chantireviews.com/services#!/Young-Adult-Novels-Writing-Contest/p/21521206/category=5193080

The Gertrude Warner Awards ~ Middle Grade Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

23 March 2016

Gertrude Warner Awards

Deadline:

Monday, May 30, 2016

Entry Fees

$55

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Middle grade

Categories:
Contemporary middle grade
SFF & paranormal middle grade
Mystery middle grade
Historical middle grade
Adventure middle grade

Contact Information

editor@chantireviews.com (submissions on website only)

Visit the website:

https://chantireviews.com/services#!/Middle-Grade-Fiction-Writing-Contests-Chanticleer-Book-Reviews/p/58078131/category=5193080

Writing Contest: HOW WINNING ARE YOUR ESSAYS?

23 March 2016

Writing Contest: HOW WINNING ARE YOUR ESSAYS?

Deadline:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Entry Fees

None

Prizes

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $100.

Description

If you like to write and do it the best, if your parents, friends and family say that you have a talent, if you can’t imagine your life without writing, then you should take part in this contest.

Write a unique essay in English between 800 and 1,000 words. Upload your files in the text formats .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .odt.

For more details please read “Instructions” on http://24writer.com/writing-contest

Select the topic that you like the most from “Topics” on http://24writer.com/writing-contest/.  After your essay is ready, send it to our support team via an online form (first name, email address and upload file).

Submit by 23:59 on May 15, 2016.

Our three winners will be notified via email and Facebook on June 1, 2016.

24Writer, the host of this contest, is an online resource which renders services in writing sphere.

Visit the website:

http://24writer.com/writing-contest/

The 2nd Annual Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

23 March 2016

The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$1,000

Description

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff

Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Second Annual Peseroff Prize: publication and $1,000 for a single poem. The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff’s work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator and mentor. She helped found the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, served as its first director, and retired from teaching in 2014.

Submit up to three poems and a $10 entry fee.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

There are no restrictions on length, content or form: “it’s all poetry.” Submit through our online submission manager; all submissions will be considered for publication. Winners will be announced in September 2016.

Contact Information

https://breakwaterreview.submittable.com/submit

breakwaterreview@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.breakwaterreview.com/peseroffprize/

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

23 March 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

Deadline:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Entry Fees

$65

Prizes

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in September 2016.

Description

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards.

Deadline: May 9, 2016

Contact Information

Caitlin Johnson, caitlin.johnson@duke.edu, 919-660-3685

Website

http://documentarystudies.duke.edu

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

23 March 2016

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Entry Fees

$15

Prizes

$500 prize, publication in The Conium Review, five copies of the print issue and one copy of the judge’s latest book.

Description

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words.

Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor.

This year’s contest judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly GirlsDon’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s.

Contact Information:

editors@coniumreview.com

Visit the website:

http://coniumreview.com/contests/innovative-short-fiction-contest/

Announcing four new awards from The Los Angeles Review!

23 March 2016

Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review are pleased to announce the inception of a brand new bi-annual award series. A prize of $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review will be given to four authors each issue for exceptional writing in each genre.

The new contests are:

Short Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Tom Janikowski (1500 word max)

Flash Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Ron Koertge (500 word max)

Creative Nonfiction Award, with inaugural judge Seema Reza (1500 word max)

Poetry Award, with inaugural judge Brynn Saito (50 line max)

Complete Guidelines:

  • Submissions for each contest are accepted via Submittable for $20 USD.
  • The contest closes May 1, 2015.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately at lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only previously unpublished writing will be considered. Entries are not considered for general inclusion inThe Los Angeles Review.
  • In the cover letter field of each submission, include author’s name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Do NOT include this information in the submitted file.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

  • The winners will be selected in fall of 2016 and announced via our website, and a Red Hen Press press release.
  • The winning works will be published in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 21.
  • Please direct questions to: lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com

Visit the website for details: http://losangelesreview.org/awards/

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

23 March 2016

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Entry Fees

$30

Prizes

First Prize: publication contract offer from Leapfrog Press, with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards (see below).

Finalists: $150 and one or two critiques of the manuscript from contest judges; permanent listing on the Leapfrog Press contest page as a contest finalist, along with short author bio and description of the book

Description

Unpublished novels, novellas and short story collections over 22,000 words. Novels may be adult, young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG).

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is.

See http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm for further information.

Contact Information

fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com

Visit the website:

http://leapfrogpress.com/index.html

16th Poetry on the Lake

23 March 2016

16th Poetry on the Lake

Deadline:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Entry Fees

$ 10/ €10 per poem

Prizes

€ 500 – €200 -€100 – €100 plus designer fruit bowls presented to winners at October celebration on Lake Orta

Description

Theme: ‘Star,’ heavenly, movie or other. 3 categories: Open (max 40 lines), formal verse (max 40 lines), short (max 10 lines). Email poems in attachment to poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk with contact details only in body of mail. Pay Paypal to poetryonthelake or click donation button on website.

Contact Information

poetryonthelake@yahoo.co.uk 
28016 Isola San Giulio NO – Italy

Visit the website:

http://www.poetryonthelake.org

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

23 March 2016

The Killer Nashville Claymore Award

Deadline:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Entry Fees

Claymore Entry Fee – $30;
Claymore Entry Fee with Critique – $50

Prizes

Over $3,000 in prizes, plus possible book advance, agent, and movie deal.

The winner will receive an engraved replica of a Claymore Dagger, free admission to the current year’s Killer Nashville and more. The top ten finalists also receive prizes.

Any manuscript of exceptional merit deemed ready for submission will be recommended by Killer Nashville to agents, editors and publishers regardless of placement in the contest.

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony during the guest of honor dinner & awards banquet on the Saturday evening of the conference.

Description

Enter the first 50 pages of your unpublished crime literature manuscript in the contest.

Judges will consider any subgenre of mystery or thriller. Enter the first 50 pages of any unpublished literature in the following genres:

Action – Adventure – Children’s – Comedy – Cozy – Crime – CSI – Dark Fantasy – Detective – Drama – Dystopian – Erotica – Faith Based – Fantasy – Gangster – Historical – Horror – Legal – Literary – Middle Grade – Mystery – Paranormal – Police procedural – Political thriller – Private eye – Romantic Suspense – Science Fiction (Sci-Fi) – Spy – Steampunk – Suspense – Thriller – Urban Fantasy – Western – Women’s Fiction – Young Adult (YA)

The story must have a mystery, thriller or suspense element: a crime must have been committed that needs detecting, a crime is about to be (or threatened to be) committed or foreboding danger must be in place.

Contact Information

Killer Nashville
P.O. Box 680759
Franklin, Tennessee 37068-0759
(p) 615-599-4032

contact@killernashville.com

Visit the website:

http://www.claymoreaward.com

Limnisa short story competition 2016

23 March 2016

Limnisa short story competition 2016

Deadline:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Entry Fees

No entry fee. Please like and share our Facebook page.

Prizes

One week writing holiday by the sea. Full board, accommodation in private room. See more information on the Limnisa website.

Description

A yearly competition. We are looking for short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words in English. Open to all nationalities. We welcome stories on any subject coming from any genre, but what we are looking out for is writing with spark and conviction.

Contact Information

For questions contact Mariel on: entries@limnisa.com

Visit the website:

http://www.limnisa.com

The Bath Novel Award

23 March 2016

The Bath Novel Award

Deadline:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Entry Fees

£22 per novel

Prizes

£2,000

Description

The Bath Novel Award is an annual international prize for unpublished and independently published novelists. Judge: Susan Armstrong of Conville & Walsh Literary Agency.

Contact Information

info@bathnovelaward.co.uk

Website: http://bathnovelaward.co.uk/

LitRejections Short Story Prize

23 March 2016

LitRejections Short Story Prize

Deadline:

Monday, April 4, 2016

Entry Fees:

$15 Early Bird (until March 1st, 2016)

$25 Regular (March 2nd to April 4th, 2016)

Prizes:

1st prize: $250 and publication on www.litrejections.com

2nd prize: $150

3rd prize: $100

Description:

The inaugural LitRejections Short Story Prize is welcoming submissions from writers around the world for the chance to win cash prizes and publication on their website, a site with over 100 million web hits.

They would love to read your stories and bring your voice to a wider audience of readers, agents, publishers, authors and many leading figures from all of the other creative industries, who regularly visit their website, www.litrejections.com.

Contact Information:

http://www.litrejections.com/short-story-prize/

Website:

http://www.litrejections.com

Last call! New Deal Writing Competition

23 March 2016

New Deal Writing Competition

Deadline:

Friday, April 1, 2016

Entry Fees

There is a $10.00 submission fee for the first piece, $5.00 for every piece after.

Prizes

3 winners will be chosen:
The first place winner will receive $200.00, be published in our annual magazine, Artsphere, and on our website. Their story will also be available to read at our New Deal Spring Art reception and mailed a copy of Artsphere.
Second place winner will receive $100.00 and a copy of Artsphere and their work will be published on our website.
Third place winner will receive $50.00 and a copy of Artsphere.

Description

The New Deal Writer’s Competition is a short story competition where the writer is asked to use a painting chosen by the staff of Livingston Arts as inspiration for their piece. This year’s painting is “Sleep” by Maxim Lubovski which can be viewed on our website http://www.livingstonarts.org/new-deal-writing-competition/

Contact Information

Betsy Harris
betsy@livingstonarts.org
(585) 243-6785

Website:  http://livingstonarts.org/new-deal-writing-competition/

International Rubery Book Award

23 March 2016

International Rubery Book Award

Deadline:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Entry Fees

£35 or $60 – see website for other currencies.

Prizes

Overall prize £1000 (approx $1,590 US, €1.277)
The winning book will be read by a top London literary agent

Plus a minimum of three category winners each win £100 (approx $159, €127)

Description

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses.

We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Contact Information

Contact us on our website form http://www.ruberybookaward.com/contact-us.html

Website: http://www.ruberybookaward.com

Last call! Operation: Thriller – Writing Competition

23 March 2016

Operation: Thriller

Deadline

Thursday, March 31, 2016

No Entry Fees

Prizes

$1,300 in cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place manuscripts
More than $3,000 in services, including professional editing and book cover design

Description

This is an open call for US and UK writers who write thriller fiction. Your story must be for an adult audience and have a thriller intrigue as a main component. Cosy crime or cosy mystery novels will not be accepted. Paranormal elements are allowed as long as the thriller element stays predominant. You must be the owner of the book rights. Your work cannot be previously published by a traditional publisher even if it is out of print. Works that are self-published are acceptable.

Contact Information

Submit here: https://www.authors.me/contests/thriller/
Questions? Email: yourfriends@authors.me

Visit website:

https://www.authors.me/contests/thriller/

Last Call! The Mystery & Mayhem Awards

23 March 2016
Cozy Mystery Writing Contests | Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards ~ Cozy Mystery Novel Writing Contest ~2016
The search for 2016’s best Cozy Mystery Fiction Books

Deadline March 31st, 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem”, amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths, or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them. (For suspense, thriller, detective, crime fiction see our Clue Awards)

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the Mystery & Mayhem (aka M&M) Grand Prize
  • The M&M Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Cozy Mystery Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year
  • The Overall Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Book of the Year, and awarded the $1000 prize
  • All Winners receive a Chanticleer Prize Package which includes a digital badge, a ribbon and a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)

That’s more than $30,000.00 worth of cash and prizes each year! The Fine Print.

~$1000 for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner
~$2800 in Genre Grand Prizes
~$28,980 in reviews, prizes, and promotional opportunities awarded to Category Winners

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: March 31st, 2016.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

The Chanticleer Prize Package includes:

  • A Prize Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital Badges for display on your website or incorporation into book covers
  • Book stickers to identify your print books to book store shoppers as they browse

In addition to all the ribbons and badges and cash awards we will be showering you with, you will also receive a powerful promotional boost from Chanticleer Reviews, with:

  • Your name and book title announced on our high traffic website at the finalist stage, the category winner stage, the genre grand prize stage, and the overall grand prize stage, depending on how far you go in the competition
  • Corresponding social media announcements of your contest advancements
  • Corresponding newsletter announcements to our sizable email list
  • Your winning title’s review published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine
  • Your book may also receive trade show representation as we show off our winners at conferences and trade shows across the US and Internationally. We like to show off our winners in as many ways as we can.
  • Your book may also be seen and noticed by agents, publishers, Hollywood producers, and others within the publishing and entertainment industry who see our contests as a way to spot new and upcoming talent and original story ideas

The M&M Awards Categories are:

  • Romantic Suspense
  • Mystery Caper/Adventure
  • Amateur Sleuth
  • Classic/British Cozy
  • Historical Mystery
  • Animal Mystery
  • Small Town Cozy Mystery

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft
  • World construct
  • Premise

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Novels may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pub accepted.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2013 will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Digital Files must be submitted in PDF or Word DOC format.
  • Fees and Digital File must be received before March 31st, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Helpful Links

Announcement Schedule

Previous Winners:

2014 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2013 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2012 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

How The Contests Work

The Fine Print

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

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.

Visit the website:  http://chantireviews.com/services/#!/Cozy-Mystery-Novels-Writing-Contest/p/21521076/category=5193080

Fabula Press’ Nivalis Short Story Contest 2016

23 March 2016

Deadline:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Entry Fees

USD $10.00

Prizes

The contest carries the following prizes:
First prize: US$250
Second prize: US$150
Third prize: US$100

All long-listed entries (top 10-15) get published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid US $50 each. Also, at the sponsors’ discretion, additional prizes may be declared for ‘Editors’ Pick’ category (in the last edition of the contest, four such prizes of US$50 each were declared).

Description

There is no theme or genre restriction, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science-based/alternative history-based literary works. In case of doubt, it is best to query the editorial team.

Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000.

Entry fee: US $10.

Judges: The panel of judges includes literary agents, authors and essayists.

Detailed guidelines are available on our website – www.fabulapress.com

Contact Information

email: editors@fabulapress.com
website: www.fabulapress.com
FaceBook – www.facebook.com/fabula.press
Twitter – @FabulaPress
Google+ – google.com/+Fabulapress

Visit the website:

http://www.fabulapress.com

Last call! Word by Word – WCSC Short Fiction Contest

23 March 2016

Word by Word

Deadline:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Entry Fees

$15.00 CAD

Prizes

1st prize: $500 and publication on WCSC website
2nd prize: $250 and publication on WCSC website
3rd prize: $100 and publication on WCSC website
Judge: Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists. 1st prize will also receive commentary from Ms. McMahon.

Description

Any subject, just send us your best work (Fiction only – no non-fiction or poetry for this contest)

Word count: max 1,500

Winners announced at June 12, 2016 meeting

Contact Information

Send entries to: contest@simcoewriters.ca

How to Enter: Please send the story as an attachment in Word format. Judging is blind, so make sure there is no identification on the story. Your name, email, phone number, word count and title should appear in the body of the email.

Visit the website:

http://simcoewriters.ca/simcoe/contest/

Last call! The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

23 March 2016

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Deadline:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Entry Fees

No cost to enter.

Prizes

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award. The winners will be given the right to use the Silver Falchion Award logo on their book covers and websites as well as other promotional material.

Description

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Contact Information

Killer Nashville
P.O. Box 680759
Franklin, TN 37068-0759
(615) 599-4032

contact@killernashville.com

Website:  http://www.killernashville.com/awards/silver-falchion-award/

Agents/Publishers

23 March 2016

HYDRA
http://www.randomhousebooks.com/hydra/
Hydra is Random House’s digital-only imprint focused on science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles. There is no strict word count limit for submissions. We are interested in full-length works (40,000 words or more). Expected response time is 2-4 weeks, and you will hear from us whether or not we are interested in seeing the full manuscript.

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UNION LITERARY AGENCY
http://unionliterary.com/bio/
Union Literary is a full-service boutique agency specializing in literary fiction, popular fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, social history, business and general big idea books, popular science, cookbooks and food writing. We excel at project development, hands-on editing and placing our projects with domestic and foreign publishers, film and television companies.

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SALKIND LITERARY AGENCY
http://www.studiob.com/salkindagency/
A division of Studio B Productions, Inc. Works with general nonfiction trade and textbook authors.

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CHALBERG & SUSSMAN AGENCY
http://chalbergsussman.com/home.html
Chalberg & Sussman is a literary agency representing a broad range of fiction and nonfiction authors in the areas of literary and commercial fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, lifestyle, humor, and pop culture.

Writing Jobs

23 March 2016

EDITOR

Location Springfield, VA. Emplkoiyer National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Salary range $64,650 to $119,794 / per year. Editors edit, format, and disseminate various geospatial intelligence reports according to established agency publication policies, the NGA Writers Guide and Style Manual for Geospatial Intelligence Production, and ODNI sourcing standards. They review products dealing with complex analytical intelligence issues and provide guidance to geospatial intelligence analysts and other editors regarding logic, clarity, comprehensiveness, relevance, and brevity.

Deadline September 30, 2016.

Visit the website:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422708000/

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SUPERVISORY EDITOR

Location Tokyo, Japan. Employer Stars and Stripes publications. Serves as Publishing and Media Design (PMD) Editor for Stars and Stripes Pacific. Specializes in the production of print business products, overseeing four community newspapers – Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Korea and Stripes Guam – as well as several monthly and quarterly supplements and three annual magazines.

Deadline July 12, 2016. 

Visit the website:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/426402500/

Freelance Writing Markets

23 March 2016

NORTHWORD MAGAZINE
http://www.northword.ca/the-magazine/contribute
We advise you to send a story query, not a finished article, for a report-driven story rather than an opinion piece. Your query should focus on regional issues, individuals, resources or events, to name a few. We need a compelling reason to assign an article: a specific angle, or news that makes the subject fresh. As a general guideline, a cover story is in excess of 1,600 words, a news feature around 1,100, creative writing around 800, column 600, and a brief 100-300. There must be a regional angle. Northword covers the area between Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands in the west, Jasper in the east, and Dease Lake in the north. And yes, this is in Canada.

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OHIO MAGAZINE
http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/WritersPhotographerGuidelines.aspx
Ohio Magazine publishes stories that celebrate Ohio – its people, its rich culture and heritage, and especially its travel spots. Feature stories in Ohio Magazine should meet all the above criteria. Typically, our feature well contains stories about interesting Ohioans, top travel destinations, Ohio’s arts and cultural institutions, as well as trend pieces and service pieces that provide readers with a statewide set of options on a particular topic. All features should have the potential for wonderful art to accompany it, so the story has a strong visual impact on our readers. Profile pieces typically focus on an individual who can claim an impact – large or small – on the entire state, or whose actions would be of interest to our statewide audience. Trend stories can vary greatly, ranging from home decorating, gardening and food to arts and entertainment. But all must be proven emerging trends in our back yard. Travel pieces highly welcomed. Pays up to $1,200 per articles up to 3,000 words.

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OKANAGAN LIFE
http://okanaganlife.com/contributors-guidelines/
Okanagan Life is a regional character magazine (British Columbia, Canada) serving Okanagan residents Valleywide from Salmon Arm in the north to Osoyoos in the south. Pay ranges from 20 cents to 25 cents per published word, depending on experience (paid within 30 days of publication).

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OKLAHOMA TODAY
http://www.oklahomatoday.com/oklahomatoday/Submissions.html
All of the magazine’s editorial content focuses on the best of Oklahoma’s people, places, events, and culture. We pay 25 cents a word, and payment is upon publication.