Categories abbreviations used: Contemp (Contemporary, Series, Category romance), ER (Erotic Romance), FFTP (Futuristic / Time-Travel, Fantasy, Paranormal), HF (Historical Fiction), HR (Historical Romance), MS (Mainstream), Mys / Sus (Mystery / Suspense), NA (New Adult), NSRE (Novel with Strong Romantic Elements), Para (Paranormal), RC (Romantic Comedy), RE (Romantic Elements), RS (Romantic Suspense), ST (Single Title), Sci-Fi (Science Fiction), YA (Young Adult).
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Passionate Ink Romance Writers of America Sexy Scribbles Erotic or Sexy / Steamy Romance (short story, novella, or novel) Published or unpublished authors. Entry must be taken from a completed work of any length Deadline Dec 15, 2018; finalists announced Jan 15, 2019; winners announced Feb 14. 3,000 words max scene showcasing sexual tension. May or may not include sexual acts. $10 for Passionate Ink members, $15 for RWA members, $20 all others email entry as pdf file 3 finalists per category will be judged by authors, editors, librarians, and readers. Categories: Contemp, BDSM, Historical, Speculative, Suspense / Mystery / Thriller Category winners receive a $25 Amazon gift card. The highest overall winner will receive a year's membership in Passionate Ink. Finalists and winners will be listed in the RWR.
ArtAscent "Figures" International Call for Writers Fiction, poetry Any writer 18 yrs or older. Entries must be original work of applicant. Can be previously published or unpublished. Dec 31, 2018; winners announced Dec 1. 900 words max with theme of "figures." Share your interpretation. (Other types of media are also accepted. See website for more info.) $10 via PayPal online Judges: ArtAscent Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Instruction & Insight Book Awards Non-Narrative / Non Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Books (60,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2015. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older Received by midnight, Dec 31, 2018; winners announced April 2019 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: The Arts: Music, Photography, Performing Arts, Fine Arts; Cookbooks, Home and Garden; Motivational: Career, Business, Sports, Self-help; Arts and Crafts How-To; Nature and Environment; Travel Guides; Science; Pets and the Animal World; Health, Diet, and Fitness; History; Writing Guides; Pop Culture and Social Issues 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Gemini Magazine Poetry Open Poetry Anyone e-deadline / postmark by Jan 2, 2019 up to 3 poems, any style or length $7 via PayPal, check or money order email or mail Judges: Gemini staff. 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $100; four honorable mentions: $25. All six finalists published in March issue of Gemini.
Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America Booksellers' Best Award Romance Book or Novella Books with copyright or 1st US printing between Dec 2017 and Dec 2018; includes e-books, which must be printed and bound. Entry forms / fees due by Jan 7, 2019; books must be received by Jan 16; finalists notified by May 13; winners announced at RWA National Conference in July 4 autographed copies of book $30 for RWA members; $40 for non-RWA members; add'l $5 to enter Best First Book. Pay via PayPal or check. Online or mail for entry form, fee. Mail books. Each entry judged by 3 booksellers and/or librarians. They try to match book with judges from another region. Categories:  Short Contemp, Mid Contemp, Long Contemp, ST / SRE, Inspirational (contemp or historical), HR, ER, Para, YA, Novella Uniquely designed award for each winner; gift for winning book's editor; reception for all finalists at National RWA conference; winners’ names listed in RWR; finalists' / winners' names and book covers posted on GDRWA site; certificates to all finalists and winners
Desert Rose Romance Writers of America Golden Quill Romance Book, Novella Published RWA members. Original copyright date or 1st North American printing / release date or if submitting ebook format, the first electronic publishing date must be in 2018. Books must be a minimum of 40,000 words except novella category. Received by Jan 11, 2019; finalists announced ~May 1, winners announced in July RWR. 5 autographed copies of each book; e-books must be submitted in book or bound galley format or in PDF format on five separate CDs with copy of autographed cover inside the case. $30 per book and / or each category. $60 for 2 entries, or $75 for 3 entries. mail; pay by check, money order or Paypal Judges: romance readers and librarians. Categories: Best First Book, Series Romance Contemp Romance (includes Novel w/ SRE), Erotic / Hot / Sexy, Sci-Fi / F / F, HR, Inspirational (includes Inspirational RS), Para /Urban Fantasy, RS, Sweet Traditional, LGBT, YA / NA, Novella (40,000 words max). Category winner will be highest scoring book in its category, providing the score is in the upper 25% of scores of all contest entries received. If none of the entries in a given category scores in the overall top 25%, there will be no finalist in that category. Winners announced in July RWR.
Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart Romance; ms must be at least 40,000 words. Caps at 1,200 entries. Open to RWA members age 18 or older who have not accepted a publishing offer for, or self-published, a work of fictional prose of 20,000 words or more by deadline. Caps at 1,200 entries. Received by RWA by 5 PM CT Jan 11, 2019; finalists announced by 2 PM March 21, winners announced at the RWA conference Beginning of manuscript and 15 pp max synopsis (together not to exceed 55 pp double-spaced), plus full manuscript. $30 Online, uploaded in pdf format 1st round judges: PAN, PRO, other RWA members. Final round judged by 3 editors. Contemp (65k+ wds); ER; HR; Romance with Religious / Spiritual elements; Para; RS; Short Contemp; MS w/ a central romance; YA. See website for judging details. Finalists are announced in Romance Writers Report, online at RWA website and at RWA National conference. Winner receives a golden heart necklace.
San Francisco Writers Conference San Francisco Writing Contest Adult fiction, adult nonfiction, children / YA Entries may have been self-published or not-yet published, but not traditionally published 5 PM PT Jan 11, 2019; finalists announced Feb 1 on website; winners announced Feb 15 at Conference First 1,500 words of manuscript or self-published book $35 via check for those submitting postal mail, or submit payment and entry online via postal mail or online Categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction (including memoir), Children’s / YA. Judges approved by SFWC management team will select top 5 entries in each category. A group of publishing industry professionals will select the grand prize winner and category winners. Grand Prize winner receives $250 and a 15-minute in-person meeting at the conference or a 15-minute scheduled telephone call with a literary agent who represents work like yours. 1st place winners in each category receive $100.
Virginia Romance Writers of America Holt Medallion Romance Book Book with original copyright date in 2018, or with copyright date of 2017 but with a first print or first ebook release in 2018. Need not be RWA member or have an RWA approved publisher. Self published books permitted. Categories capped at 50 entries. Received on or by 9 PM EST Jan 15, 2019; finalists announced in May; winners announced in June. 4 autographed copies of print book, or ebook emailed in Kindle AND ePub formats (non-DRM) (ebooks limited to first 200 received). $30 payable by check, money order, or PayPal. VRW members may enter one book free of charge. Online or by mail. Each book scored by at least 3 romance readers. Four Award of Merit finalists and 1 HOLT Mediallion winner per category. Categories: HR, MS / ST Contemp, Long Contemp, Short Contemp, Long Inspirational, Short Inspirational, Para / F / F / T, RS, Extra Spicy / Erotic, Long Inspirational, Short Inspirational, Novel w/ Strong RE, Novella. Bonus Categories: Best First Book; Best Book by a Virginia Author Each category winner receives certificate and pewter HOLT Medallion. Merit winners receive certificate. Winners and Merit recipients will appear in a full-page ad in RWR.
North Texas Romance Writers of America Great Expectations Romance Must be unpublished and uncontracted in book-length romantic fiction, OR published authors who have not published or contracted in the entered category within the past 3 yrs. Received by midnight Jan 19, 2019; finalists announced ~Feb 17, 2019; winners announced ~March 23 5,000 words max in TNR 14 pt font $25 for members of North Texas & Dallas RWA chapters, $30 all others. $5 off if you enter by Dec 31, 2018. Via PayPal only. electronic 1st round: 3 judges. If 2 lowest scores differ by 30 points and entry has potential to be a finalist, a 4th judge will be used and lowest of the 4 scores dropped. 3 or 4 finalists per category. Final judges: Contemp (Brittany Lavery, HQN); HR (Elle Keck, Avon); Inspirational (Raela Schoenherr, Bethany House); MS w/RE (TBA); NA (Julie Mianecki, Berkley); RS (Lexi Smail, Grand Central Publishing); ST (Madeleine Colavita, Hachette Book Group); Specialized (FFTTP) (Kristine Swartz, Berkley); YA (Alice Jerman, Harper Collins) All finalists will have opportunity to update their entry for the final round of judging. All finalists and winners receive website icon. First Place receives $50. All finalists receive certificates. Winners will have their names printed in the RWR.
Hoffer Award Eric Hoffer Award Independent Book Open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the Legacy Fiction or Legacy Nonfiction category.) Postmark by Jan 21, 2019; winners announced in May Submit book $62 ($42 for chapbook category) By mail, or if ebook, by email with pdf attachment of ebook Judges may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. Categories include Art, Chapbook, Children, Middle Reader, Poetry, YA. Adult Fiction: Commercial, General, Historical, Mystery / Crime, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Short Story / Anthology. Nonfiction: Business, Culture, Health, Home, Memoir, Reference & How-to, Self Help, Spiritual. Ebook: Fiction, Nonfiction. Legacy: Fiction, Nonfiction. $2,500 Grand Prize. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by category and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.
Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers' Award Romance Novel Original publication date of 2018. 11:59 CST, Jan 25, 2019; finalists and winners notified by April 1. Submit 3 copies of book in bound print form or 1 PDF file WisRWA authors allowed one free entry; $25 for RWA members; $30 all others Enter online. Upload ebook; mail print books Judges are romance readers not associated with the publishing industry. 3 judges per entry. 3 finalists per category. 10 categories: Long Contemp, Mid-length Contemp, Short Contemp, ER, HR, Para / TT / F, Inspirational, RS, MS w/ Central Romance, YA Winners receive plaque.
Gulf Coast Writers Association GCWA Writing Contest Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's stories   Received by January 31, 2019; winners announced in April Submit 3 copies each. Fiction, nonfiction, children's stories: 1500 word limit; poetry: 40 line limit $20 first entry, $10 subsequent entries, $10 student entry, $5 youth entry. Pay via PayPal or check. Entry form is downloadable. Submit via postal mail. Categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Stories. Judges are assumed to be from GCWA. First in each category $100; Second in each category $50; Third in each category $25
New England Romance Writers of America Readers' Choice Romance Novel or Novella Printed novels (including self-published) with original copyright of 2018. Limited to 35 entries per category. Feb 1, 2019 11:59 PM ET; finalists notified by March 15; winners announced April 27. 1 e-pub copy if available, otherwise 3 print copies $25 RWA-New England members, $30 all others. By check or PayPal electronic; mail for physical books Judges: Readers, librarians, booksellers. Judges give each entry a score of 3-10 (10 is highest). Different judges rank entries in the event of a tie. Categories: Short Contemp; Long Contemp; RS; HR; ER; Para / F / TT / Sci-Fi; YA; Romance with Religious / Spiritual elements; Novella; Short Story Grand prize winner receives a Publicity Package or an Author Coaching package (winner’s choice) worth $250! The first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a web badge and printed award certificate. Winners announced on the NECRWA website, in RWR, and on social media accounts
Toronto Romance Writers The Catherine Romance Open to unpublished writers 18 yrs or older, including authors who have not published or self published or accepted a publishing offer within the last 5 years. Need not be RWA member. Received by 11:59 PM EST Feb 1, 2019; finalists notified late March; category winners announced May 13; Gold Ticket results for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners announced June 21. First 25 pp plus a 2-5 pp synopsis (30 pp max entry) $25 TRW members, $30 others, by PayPal Email 1st round judged by 2 TRW members. 3rd judge used if scores differ 20+ points; lowest of the 3 scores is dropped. Final Judges: Contemp (Lexi Smail, Grand Central Publishing; Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary and Media); Contemp Short (Sue Grimshaw, Loveswept; Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency); HR (Jennie Conway, St. Martin's Press; Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore and Company); RS (Patience Bloom, Harlequin; Nikki Terpilowski, Holloway Literary); Para / F / F / TT (Angela James, Carina Press; Jennifer Grimaldi, Chalberg and Sussman); YA (Annie Berger, Sourcebooks; Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett LLC); MS w/ Central Romance (Brittany Lavery, Graydon House Books, HQN Books; Rachel Brooks, Bookends Literary Agency); Romantic Elements (Tessa Woodward, Harper Collins; Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary). Gold Ticket judge is Joanna MacKenzie, Nelson Literary Agency. Finalists and winners announced in RWR. 1st Place Gold Ticket winner receives a 3-month mentorship with Mary Sullivan which includes a critique of an additional 3 chapters or 10,000 words; 2nd and 3rd Place receive a Published Author Critique from either Jenny Holiday or Alana Delacroix.
Women Writing the West WILLA Award Romance Book about girl or woman set in the American West Books with original copyright of 2018 (in any form - hardcover, softcover, e-books, CD, Internet downloads, POD, etc.) featuring women's or girls' stories set in the American West. Postmark by Feb 1, 2019; winners announced at conference in October 3 books, if paper books.  If e-books or electronic, such as CD, etc., one copy of the actual product plus 3 bound hard copies. $65 by check Mail Judges:  Panel of professional librarians. Categories:  Contemp Fiction; Historical Fiction; Original Softcover Fiction; Creative Nonfiction; Scholarly Nonfiction; Poetry; YA Fiction & Nonfiction; Children's Fiction and Nonfiction None mentioned on website
North Texas Romance Writers of America The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Romance Novel Not published in novel-length romance in past 5 yrs. Original copyright must be calendar year 2018. Need not be RWA member. Feb 14, 2019; finalists notified by April 4; winners announced May 4. Your entry must be between 10k and 110k and submitted in PDF format (cover not required) $20 or $25 depending on entry date electronic only Each entry judged by five readers not associated with any writing organization or with the publishing industry in any way. Five finalists per category. Categories: ER, LGBTQ Romance, HR, RS, Contemp, Specialized (Alternate Earth Histories, Dystopian, Urban Fantasy, F / F / TT / P) Winners will be featured in an ad (collectively, not individually) for 2 weeks starting week of RWA national conference ($550 value). All finalists and winners receive an appropriate website icon.
Utah Romance Writers of America Great Beginnings Romance Published or unpublished authors submitting unpublished, uncontracted manuscript. Feb 14, 2019 ; finalists notified March 31; winners announced April 30. First 5 pp of ms with a projected length of at least 50,000 wds $10 for URWA members, $15 others, paid via PayPal Email entry 3 judges for first round, at least one a PAN member. Final judges: Contemp (Lane Heymont, The Tobias Agency); Para (E.L. Felder, The Wild Rose Press); RS (Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency); HR (Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates) 1st Place recipients receive choice of one of three top prizes: a 30-page critique and edit by a multi-published PAN author or a $25 Amazon gift card. All finalists recognized in the Romance Writers Report.
Next Generation Indie Book Awards Next Generation Indie Book Awards Independent Books Open to independent authors and publishers worldwide for books written in English and with a copyright date of (or released in) 2017, 2018, or 2019. Feb 15, 2019 for entry forms, fees, and books 2 copies of book for first category entered, one additional book for each additional category book is entered in. $75 per title for 1st category; $60 each add'l category, via PayPal or international money order Online entry form; mail books More than 70 categories. See website. $1,500 1st prize plus trophy for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 + trophy for 2nd place, $500 + trophy for 3rd place, $100 + Gold Medal to winner of each of the 70 categories. See website for details.
Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize Fiction Entry must be unpublished Feb 15, 2019 5,500 words or fewer $20 (includes free copy of the Spring issue)   A blind reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of RUMINATE readers, who will select 10 short stories as finalists. See website for final judge. Cash prizes of $1,500 to winner and $200 to runner-up plus publication in Ruminate Magazine.
Michael Terence Publishing MTP Short Story Competition Fiction and Nonfiction Open to writers 16 years and older who have never published a full-length work. Deadline midnight (BST, London) Feb 17, 2019; winners announced Feb 25 3,000 words max short story £6 (GBP) via PayPal online via website Independently judged. Most genres accepted in fiction, science fiction, and non-fiction (e.g., biography, memoir, true story) 1st Place £300; 2nd Place £200; 3rd Place £100. All 3 placements also receive publication in Winter Anthology (print book) and publication on website.
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter Feb 22, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win
Music City Romance Writers of America Melody of Love Romance Original, unpublished, and uncontracted entry Feb 28, 2019 1st 25 pp (7,500 words max) $22 for MCRW members, $25 for RWA members, $30 all others.   3 judges per entry (RWA PAN, PRO, or trained general members). Finalists judged by one editor and one agent. Categories: Contemp, MS / Women’s Fiction, FF&P , HR, YA. Final Round Judges: Agents Elizabeth Poteet, The Seymour Agency; Janna Bonikowski, The Knight Agency; Ann Rose, Prospect Agency; and Editors Sarah Blumenstock, Penguin Random House; Annette Pollert, Bloomsbury; and Lexi Smail, Grand Central / Forever Yours. Other Final Round Judges TBA. Category finalists receive certificate. Winners receive $50 cash prize, a 50-page critique by a published author or editor, and a commemorative Melody of Love pin. Finalists and winners announced in RWR.
Young Adult Romance Writers of America Athena Contest Young Adult and New Adult Fiction YA or NA novel (minimum 40,000 wds) with romantic elements published in any publishing venue with a 2018 copyright. RWA membership not required. Entry forms by March 1, 2019 11:59 PM EST, physical books postmarked by March 2 / pdfs received by 11:59 PM CST; finalists announced by June 1; winners announced at the Day of YA event at RWA National Conference in July 2019 3 physical books (hard cover, mass market, or trade paperback) for print book format; for ebook-only books submitted in print format, the book must be submitted in perfect bound, galley-printed format. ebook-only books may be submitted as pdf file instead of print format. $30 YARWA members; $40 others. PayPal only. Submit entry form online; email pdf if submitting ebook or submit 5 physical book copies by postal mail 3 judges, lowest score dropped. YA Contemporary (capped at 40), NA Contemporary (capped at 40), YA/NA Para (capped at 30), YA/NA Historical (capped at 30), YA/NA Speculative (capped at 30). Finalists whose entry is their first novel are automatically entered into Best First Book category for no additional fee. Plaque, Contest Pin, Website graphic
The Beau Monde Romance Writers of America Royal Ascot Regency Romance Unpublished or published but seeking representation or a new publisher. Entry must be unpublished and uncontracted. March 22, 2019; finalists announced May 17 winners announced in July at Beau Monde Soiree at RWA National Convention. Beginning of ms (7,000 words max) and optional 1-2 pp double-spaced synopsis (will not be judged). All entries must have at least partial Regency (Late Georgian) setting, broadly defined: within the United Kingdom between 1780 and 1840. $24 for Beau Monde members, $30 for non members first entry, $20 for subsequent entries. Electronic only. 1st round panel of 4 judges includes at least one author published in Regency romance. Lowest score dropped unless needed in case of tie. Four finalists total across all categories. Categories: Regency Historical (longer Regency or Mainstream Regency-set); Hot Regency (Very sensual to Erotic Regency); Wild Regency (Para, TT, other similar Regency); Sweet & Mild Regency (Traditional, Inspirational, YA or other w/o explicit sex). Final Round Judges: Editors Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing; Janet Clementz, Soul Mate Publishing; Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks; and Agents Janna Bonikowski, The Knight Agency; Lizzie Poteet, The Seymour Agency. Grand Prize winner: $100; $25 and certificate for finalists.
Rubery Book Award International Rubery Book Award Self published or and independently published books Books / ebooks in any genre self published or published by independent presses. March 31, 2019; winners announced in July 1 copy of book in both print and electronic format (Word, PDF, Mobi) if available, plus blurb (i.e., the back-cover description that would be on a physical book). If both print and electronic versions are not available, please send one or the other. £37 ($60 USD) via PayPal. Other currencies accepted (see website). Can pay by cheque in pound sterling only. by mail for printed book, by email for ebook Categories: Fiction (all genres), YA, Children's, Biographies, Non-fiction, Self-help, Cookery, Poetry, Photography, etc. Final judges: Paul McDonald, Kerry Hadley-Pryce, and Clare Morrall. Book of the Year award is £1500 via cheque or PayPal (approx 2000 USD) The winning book will also be read by a top literary agent at MBA. Category winners each win £150 (approx 200 USD)
Self-Publishing Review SPR Book Awards Fiction, Nonfiction Anyone who has published a book in English on Amazon KDP from Sept 1, 2017 - April 1, 2019 April 1, 2019, winners announced April 10 upload book $30 ($25 if by Jan 5) online Fiction and Nonfiction, all genres Winner receives promo package valued at 1,899; Silver Prize winner receives promo package valued at $577; Bronze Prize winner receives review worth $219.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Cygnus Awards Science Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (60,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Speculative Fiction, Soft Sci-Fi / YA, Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Apocalyptic / Dystopian, Space Opera 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Journey Awards Narrative Nonfiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Travelogue Experiences; Global Enlightenment; Culinary / Hobby / Professional Experiences; Memoir; Personal Journeys / Experiences 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Mystery & Mayhem Awards Cozy Mystery Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, April 30, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Romantic Suspense; Mystery Caper / Adventure; Amateur Sleuth; Classic / British Cozy; Historical Mystery; Animal Mystery ; Small Town Cozy Mystery 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Peninsula Pulse The Hal Prize Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Open to writers throughout the United States Deadline May 1, 2019; winners announced Aug 2. fiction and nonfiction: 2,000 words max; poetry: preferred as MS Word or .rtf file; poem no longer than one page. Also include cover letter and a 25-50 word bio. $5 for fiction and nonficiton; $2.50 for poetry online submission This year’s judges TBA. Publication to a readership of more than 18,000, cash awards for first place winners, a week stay at Write On, Door County, and other prizes.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Dante Rossetti Awards Young Adult Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (50,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, May 31, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Contemporary YA; SFF & Para; Dystopian / Edgy / Urban; Mystery / Thriller / Suspense; Historical YA; YA Adventure / Romance 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Chanticleer Book Reviews Gertrude Warner Awards Middle Grade Fiction (includes unpublished manuscripts) Novels (20,000+ wds) written in English and with copyright after Dec 31, 2016. Manuscripts, tradionally pubbed, self-pubbed, indie-pubbed, e-pubbed okay. All entries except manuscripts must have ISBN or ASIN designation at time of submission. Entrant must be 18 yrs of age or older. Received by midnight, May 31, 2019; winners announced at awards banquet April 2020 Full work as PDF or DOC file format. $75 online Categories: Contemp Middle Grade; SFF & Paranormal Middle Grade; Mystery Middle Grade; Historical Middle Grade; Adventure Middle Grade; Graphic Novels 1st Place Category winners receive physical blue ribbon, digital badge, book stickers, and promo on website, magazine, newsletter and social media, and are placed in queue to receive a book review package valued at $425. Category winners compete for Grand Prize. See website for details.
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter May 31, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win
Reedsy Reedsy Short Story Contest Short Story Anyone can enter Aug 30, 2019 (this is a weekly contest, so every Friday) Short story of 1,000 - 3,000 words. Subscribe to their newsletter to receive 5 wriitng prompts every Friday. Free email Reedsy editors are assumed to be judging. $50 possible win