Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 26, 2014

YA Novel Writing Contest 2014 – Published/Unpublished

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This fun January illustration was sent in by Karen Lee. Karen has illustrated numerous books, magazines and educational products, and is the author/illustrator of ABC Safari, a Bank Street Best, for Sylvan Dell Publishing. She has been a long-time contributor to Highlights For Children magazine. www.karenjoneslee.com

The only thing I don’t like about this contest is the $40 fee, but I do like that it could give your book some additional buzz and that they have two divisions – one for published and one for unpublished. Because of that I thought I would share it with you and let you decide on the money. 

The Dante Rossetti Awards – Young Adult

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Fee: $40

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

The Dante Rossetti 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 Dante Rossetti Young Adult Categories are:

  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Paranormal
  • Romance
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Dystopian
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Lighthearted/Humorous
  • Edgy
  • Coming of Age
  • New Adult (New Category)

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 Dante Rossetti Awards  – Published Young Adult 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 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.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2010 will not be accepted.
  • Fees, Submission Forms and Novel must be received before April 30, 2014 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • You will receive “How to Submit  Your Novel” instructions after entry fee is received.
  • 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.

The Dante Rossetti Awards – Manuscripts and Unpublished Young Adult  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 PDF or ePub 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..
  • Fees, Submission Forms and Manuscript must be received before April 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 Dante Rossetti Awards – Writing Competition Prizes – Published Division

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.

Category Finalists will be awarded CBR Blue Ribbon Finalist awards to use in promotion of the book that placed in the Finalists Round.

The Dante Rossetti 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 ReviewAll 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

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Are authors from India also legible? I am interested in enrolling my fiction”…Yes! I matter” . If yes, how do I go about it?

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  2. How can you have fantasy without swords anf graphic violence

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