Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Laramie Awards – Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s for 2014 - Deadline: July 31st, 2014


The Laramie Awards Categories are:
Mystery/Suspense
Literary Western
Contemporary (ex. Longmire Series, Justified)
Romance
Adventure
Civil War/Prairie/Pioneer
Drama
Classic
First Novel


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 Laramie Awards First Place Category Award Winning Authors will receive:

First Place Category award winners will compete for the Overall Best Book CBR Grand Prize of a $1,000 and 1st Place Genre Awards for $250.
Award winning books will have the opportunity to 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
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
Visualization/Sensory
The Laramie Awards – Published Western Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubbed Novels with ISBN designation will be accepted in the published division.
All novels must have ISBN 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-pubile must be received before July 31, 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.
Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.
The Laramie Awards – Manuscripts and Unpublished Western 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.
Please use a font with a serif such as Times New Roman.
Single spaced. 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 E-pub file must be received before July 31, 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 Laramie 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 Laramie Awards 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 Laramie 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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