Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Chatelaine Awards – Romance Fiction Writing Contests 2014 - Deadline: Aug 31st, 2014


The Chatelaine Awards 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

And the 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD for title of The Best of the CBR Award Winning Books of 2014!
The Chatelaine Categories are:
Contemporary
Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Historical Romance
Romantic Adventure
Romantic Steamy/Sensual (not erotica)
Young Adult/New Adult Romance
Inspirational/Restorative Romance
Fantasy/Mythological/SciFi/Fantasy
Jane Austin-inspired Romance
Women's Fiction (not romantic)



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.
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
The Chatelaine Awards - Published Romance Novels Division Eligibility Requirements
Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubbed Novels will be accepted in the published division if they have a ISBN designation.
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 will be 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, Entry Forms and E-pub File must be received before Aug 31st, 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.
Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.
Manuscripts and Unpublished Romance 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 as PDFs or EPUBs.
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.
YA Novels are accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
Fees, Submission Forms and Novel must be received before Aug, 31st, 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 Chatelaine 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 Chatelaine AwardsCBR 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 Chatelaine Awards Writing Competition Prizes - Unpublished & Manuscripts Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Manuscript Overview Package (valued at $325.00). Or they may elect to submit their work when it published for a Chanticleer Book Review. 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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