Chanticleer Genre Writing Competitions & Book Awards 2019

(2020 CIBAs prizes follow below — after the 2019 CIBAs)

Enter in one of 16 divisions competitions to put your book in the running for the 2019 CIBAs Chanticleer’s Best Books of the Year.

Prizes to be won for the  2019 CIBAs:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $425) and go on to compete for the genre Grand Prize and the Overall Grand Prize.
  • The Overall Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Book of the Year and awarded the $1000 prize
  • All Winners receive a Chanticleer Prize Package which includes a digital badge, a ribbon and perhaps a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)
  • Some years we also receive extra prizes donated from businesses, these are TBA closer to the Book Awards Gala. Examples: 2015 prizes included donations from The Writer Magazine and Bublish.

That’s more than $30,000.00 worth of cash and prizes! The Fine Print.

~$1000 CASH  for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner
~More than $25,000 in prize packages were awarded to Category Winners

Prizes to be won for the 2020 CIBAs: 

Beginning with the 2020 CIBAs, the awards packages will change. 

The 2020 CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS will award approximately $10,000 in cash prizes (USD) plus more than $30,000 in services and products from affiliates

  • One Overall 2020 FICTION GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive $1,000 USD
  • The 2020 FICTION DIVISION GRAND PRIZE WINNERS (15 divisions after one moves up to the Overall Grand Prize position) will win $250 USD each
  • First Place Category Winners will receive prize packages and services from Chanticleer affiliates.
  • Non-Fiction Division Winners will receive a Chanticleer Review Package ($425).
  • Finalists will receive recognition and digital badges and will be recognized in the Chanticleer Reviews quarterly print magazine.
  • Semi-Finalists will receive recognition in social media and on the Chanticleer website.

Chanticleer International Book Awards are no longer awarding Chanticleer Book Review packages as part of the prize packages beginning with the 2020 CIBAs. The winners of the 2019 CIBAs will be the last ones to receive the coveted Chanticleer Review packages as prizes.

The Chanticleer Prize Package includes:

  • A Prize Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital Badges for display on your website or incorporation into book covers will be available mid-May to download.
  • Book stickers to identify your print books to bookstore shoppers as they browse

Note: If you cannot attend the book awards ceremony to receive your ribbon on stage, please note that we will begin mailing out ribbon packages to book award winners in June and July. Award Winners not living in the U.S. will need to pay for international postage.

In addition to all the ribbons and badges and cash awards we will be showering you with, you will also receive a powerful promotional boost from Chanticleer Reviews, with:

  • Your name and book title announced on our high traffic website at the finalist stage, the category winner stage, the genre grand prize stage, and the overall grand prize stage, depending on how far you go in the competition
  • Corresponding social media announcements of your contest advancements
  • Corresponding newsletter announcements to our sizable email list
  • Your winning title’s review published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine
  • Your book may also be seen and noticed by agents, publishers, Hollywood producers, and others within the publishing and entertainment industry who see our contests as a way to spot new and upcoming talent and original story ideas

Now for the Fine Print (We have very little fine print, so don’t worry.).

  • Blue Ribbon Package –  you will need to pay for postage to have your blue ribbon package mailed if you live outside of the U.S.A.  The package will include your blue ribbon, adhesive stickers, digital badges, and other goodies. You can pay for international postage through our website or by paying directly through PayPal.

  • We will need for you to email us your current mailing address and updated information to:

** A small sampling of adhesive gold-toned book stickers will be included in your ribbon mailing. Additional adhesive stickers for purchase will be available through a special winners circle portal that will be online.

***Chanticleer Book Review Package (2019 CIBAs will be the last year that the Chanticleer Review Packages will be awarded as part of the prize packages).  Since we have 15 fiction divisions plus four non-fiction divisions with approximately five first-place category winners plus grand prize genre awards winners (about 120 awarded reviews), it may take up to a year to receive the awarded review. We schedule approximately eight-to-ten First Place in Category winners to review per month and then placed in the review queue. The first selected reviews will appear a few months after the Chanticleer Awards Gala. Social media posting of reviews will commence on the date that the CBR review is published to the Chanticleer website. Again, First Place in Category winners are awarded a Chanticleer Review Package and will receive their awarded reviews approximately within a year of the Awards Gala, give or take a few months. If the winning title has been previously reviewed by Chanticleer Reviews, a refund will not be given or exchanged for another title. Awarded book review packages are non-transferable and are valid only for the award-winning work/title. If you need a more timely review, to coordinate with a release date or other types of promotion, we suggest that the authors take advantage of the discount voucher (please ask if one was not provided to you) for a scheduled expedited review package. We are a small company with a limited staff. We pay our reviewers for each and every review that they write whether they were purchased at full price or awarded as part of contest winnings. Thank you for understanding and thank you for your patronage and support that makes Chanticleer Reviews possible.
Award-winning manuscripts will be placed in the review queue once the author informs us that they are ready for publication and sends us the ARC (advance reader copy).
***Book Reviews are for winning titles only and are non-transferable.
***Authors will receive a For Release copy of the review to use in the promotion of the award-winning title.
****Links to the downloadable “CBR shelf-talkers” (imagine the tags that you see taped to the stock shelves when you are selecting a bottle of wine) that coordinate with the title will be available after the CBR book review is published. Access will through the exclusive winners’ circle portal on the Chanticleer Reviews website.
The next few weeks will bring more excitement as we announce and build book buzz for the award-winning authors who were recognized at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet this past Saturday, April 21, 2018. We advise you to Follow, LIKE, and Circle Chanticleer Reviews so that we may tag you when we post.

 You may enter a work into more than one genre contest.
You may enter a work into more than one category per genre contest.
However, each entry submitted to a contest must pay the contest entry fee.

We invite you to read our Terms and Conditions page and Submission Guidelines.

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