Friday, 23 May 2014

The Chaucer Awards – Historical Fiction Contest 2014 - Deadline: June 30th, 2014



Currently accepting entries. Deadline: June 30th, 2014

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts
The Chaucer Awards First Place Category Award Winning Authors will receive:
A chance to win the Overall Grand Prize Blue Ribbon Writing Contest 2014 ($1,000 award and ribbon) or the Chaucer Awards Overall Best Historical Fiction 2014 ($250 award and ribbon).
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
The Chaucer Categories are:
Women's Historical Fiction
Legacy /Legend
Pre-historic (ex. Jean M. Auel)
Ancient History
Dark Ages, Medival, Renaissance (1400s & 1500s)
Elizabethan/Tudor
1600s
Regency, Victorian (1700s & 1800s)
Turn of the 19th Century
Turn of the 20th Century
World Wars
World/International History (of any nation/country)
Young Adult/New Adult



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.
The Chaucer Awards – Published Historical Novels Division Eligibility Requirements
Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubbed Novels with ISBN/ASIN designation will be accepted.
All novels must have ISBN/ASIN 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.
YA Novels will be accepted.
Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2010 will not be accepted.
Fees Digital File must be received before June 30, 2014 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.
Manuscripts and Unpublished Historical 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 PDF form or E-pub 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 40,000 plus.
No erotica or graphic violence, please.
YA Novels are accepted.
Fees and Digital File must be received before June 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 Chaucer Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Published Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Book Review Package (valued at $ 245.00) and 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 Chaucer Awards Prizes Writing Competition – Unpublished & Manuscripts DivisionFirst 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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