Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Paranormal Awards – Speculative Fiction Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contest – 2014 - Deadline: October 31st, 2014



The Paranormal 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 United.States.
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 2015!
The Paranormal Awards Categories are:
Special abilities, super-natural
Werewolves, vampires, vampire slayers, shape shifters, etc.
Southern Gothic
Pulp Gothic
Contemporary Gothic
Romantic (no eroticism, please)
Urban/Edgy Paranormal
Historical
Magical systems
Parallel universe
Angels & Demons
Young Adult & New Adult

Our policy is that we do not accept works that contain graphic violence, torture, or erotica. No horror works will be accepted.

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
The – Published Paranormal Novels Division Eligibility Requirements
Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubbed Novels will be accepted.
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 are accepted.
Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2010 will not be accepted.
Fees, Entry Forms and Digital File must be received before Oct. 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 Division Eligibility Requirements for the Paranormal Awards
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.
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.
Fees, Entry Forms and Digital File must be received before Oct. 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 Paranormal Awards Competition Prizes – Published Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Book Review Package (valued at $245.00) and The Cygnus 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 2015. All 1st Place winners will receive promotion and publicity.

The Paranormal 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 aChanticleer Book Review. All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Manuscripts of 2015.

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

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