The M&M Awards recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Classic Mysteries. The M&M Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

More than $25,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2014 writing competition winners!

The M&M Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres  are:  Amateur Sleuth, Romance, Animals, Cooking/Knitting/Hobbies, Blended Genre, Medical/Lab, Travel, Humorous, Historical, Classic British, Y/A, and Senior Sleuth.

The following titles will compete for the FIRST IN CATEGORY Positions and Awards Packages.

The Finalists Authors and Titles of Works that have made in through the first three rounds of the M&M 2014 Novel Competitions are:

Danger Comes Home by Judy Alter

No Place Like Rome by Julie Moffett

Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger

Civil Blood by Linda Triegel

Grand Theft Death by  Ann Philipp

Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles by Wendy Delaney

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

Peete and Repeat by Karen Musser Nortman

The Only Clue by Pamela Beason

Sati and the Rider by Winslow Eliot

Behind the Walls by Elaine L.Orr

Find Me Again by Janet K. Shawgo

Murder on the Bermuda Queen by Cheryl Peyton

The Ghost of Laurie Floyd by Courtney Mroch

Tax Cut by Michele Lynn Seigfried

Kauai Temptations by Terry Ambrose

The Wham Curse by Virgil Alexander

Contempt of Court by Ken Malovos

Her Father’s Daughter by Kate Vale

Who Killed Tom Jones by Gale Martin

Sydney West by R. McKinsey

Parchman Redeemer by Michael H. Thompson

Ladd Springs by Dianne Venetta

The Green Remains by Marni Graff

Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski

Dead Silent by Amy Beth Arkawy

Summerville by JoHannah Reardon

The M&M Finalists will compete for the M&M First In Category Positions, which consists of Four Judging Rounds.  First Place Category Award winners will automatically be entered into the M&M GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition. The CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the $1,000 purse.   

  • All First In Category Award Winners will receive high visibility along with special badges to wear during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala.
  • First In Category winners will compete for the M&M Awards Grand Prize Award for the $250 purse and the M&M  Grand Prize Ribbon and badges.
  • TEN genre Grand Prize winning titles will compete for the $1,000 purse for CBR Best Book and Overall Grand Prize.
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review valued at $325 dollars U.S. CBR reviews will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews magazine in chronological order.
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon 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
  • Award winning books may be eligible to be included in the  Chanticleer Collections (which sell and promote the winning titles) in North America through Promontory Distribution. The Chanticleer Collection is represented toIndependent Book Stores and major bookseller chains such as Barnes & Noble and Books A Million through an exclusive agreement with Promontory Distribution for our vetted Chanticleer Collection. Participating in the Chanticleer Collections is not required.
  • The Chanticleer Collection is our way of helping new Indie authors find North American distribution for their titles, but is in no way mandatory. Self-published and Indie published authors in our pilot program have found the CC to be extremely beneficial in increasing sales and readership.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at We promise to reply. 

  • Default First in Category winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft in all of the Chanticleer Writing Competitions.

Congratulations to the Finalists in this fiercely competitive contest! 

Good Luck to all of the M&M Finalists as they compete for the coveted First In CATEGORY positions for the 2014 M&Ms.

First In Category announcements will be made in March 2014. Results will be announced in social media as they come in.

The M&M Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the September 29th Chanticleer Annual Awards Gala, which takes place on the last evening of the Chanticleer Authors Conference.

We are now accepting submissions into the 2015 M&M Awards writing competition. The deadline for submissions is March 30th, 2015. Please click here for more information.