Sunday, 15 June 2014

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014 The Somerset Awards - Deadline: November 30th, 2014.


The Somerset First Place Award Winning Authors will receive


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

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/ASIN designation will be accepted in the published division.
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.
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.
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.
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 $ 265.00) and The SomersetCBR 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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