We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 Somerset Book Awards for Contemporary & Literary Fiction Novels.
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SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary, Contemporary, and Mainstream Fiction 2016 Short List (Semi-Finalists)
These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to FINALISTS LIST and now has moved forward to the SHORT LIST of the 2016 Somerset Book Awards.
The SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres are: Contemporary Theme, Adventure/Suspense, Literary, Women's Fiction, Satire, Magic Realism. The OFFICIAL LISTING of the 2016 Somerset Writing Competition’s FINALISTS.
CAC16 Schedule of Sessions Unlock the Secrets of Successful Publishing at CAC16 We have awesome presenters #CAC16! Please scroll down this page for the latest information on sessions, presenters, and events. Register for CAC16 Our Guidebook Schedule is Live! Download to your Mobile Device now. Or search for Guidebook in your App store, install it and then search for "Chanticleer Author Conference" in Guidebook. Regular Conference Sessions Begin Friday, April 29th Location: Hotel Bellwether 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 Rooms (See map on Right): Board Room Compass Room Admiral's Room Ballroom (across form main hotel) Sessions: Session Descriptions Session Schedule **Sessions are subject to change** Registration: Registration opens at 8:30am Friday morning in the Bellwether Ballroom and continues throughout the weekend (opens 8:45am on sat/sun). When you arrive, please check in with registration to receive your conference badge and information packet. We can't wait to see you! Scheduling in Progress, last updated March 17, 2016. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. As with any conference, all scheduled sessions are firm...until they are not. Thursday Time Special Masterclass Sessions (limit 15 attendees) **Held at the Bellingham Yacht Club** 9:30-noon Creating and Maintaining a Series - Pamela Beason 1:00pm-5pm Advanced Fiction Writing, Taking Your Writing to the Next Level - Robert Dugoni **Regular Conference Sessions (Fri-Sun sessions) are held at the Bellwether** Friday Time Board Room Compass Room Admirals Room Ballroom 9:00-10:00a x Making the most [...]
The Somerset Awards Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Contemporary/Literary Fiction. The SOMERSET Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Novel Writing Competitions. We are honored to announce the 2015 SOMERSET Awards Official First Place Category Winners. Good Luck to them as they compete for the 2015 SOMERSET Grand Prize Award. Congratulations to the 2015 SOMERSET Awards First In Category Award Winning Contemporary/Literary Fiction Novels: Contemporary: Tom And Nancy Wise - Life On Base: Quantico Cave Women's Fiction: Kayce Stevens Hughlett - Blue: a novel Speculative Fiction/Magical Realism: Rick Lenz - The Alexandrite Literary: Caitlin Hicks - A Theory of Expanded Love Mystery/Suspense: Judith Kirscht - Hawkins Lane Adventure/Action: Jen Michalski - The Tide King Blended Genres: Gary Grossman - Old Earth Honorable Mentions: J.P. Kenna - Toward a Terrible Freedom James Gregory Kingston - The City Island Messenger Cat Lynn Boyle - Shadow Dance Tom Glenn - The Trion Syndrome More than $30,000 dollars in cash and prizes are awarded to Chanticleer International Blue Ribbon Awards Winners annually. The SOMERSET First Place Category award winners will compete for the SOMERSET Grand Prize Award for the 2015 Contemporary/Literary Fiction Novel. Grand Prize winners, blue ribbons, and prizes will be announced and awarded on April 30, 2016 at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash. The First In Category award winning titles will receive an award package including a complimentary Chanticleer Book Review of the winning title, digital award badges, shelf talkers, book stickers, [...]
The Somerset Awards Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genres of Literary and Contemporary Novels. The Somerset Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Novel Writing Competitions.
Schedule of Sessions at the Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 This is the projected schedule as of September 24, 2015. Please check back frequently for updates and more details. Thank you! Download GUIDEBOOK on your smart phone for a mobile friendly (paperless) version of the schedule. You can check in as an attendee, see others who have checked in, add sessions to your itinerary, see speaker information, and more. After it downloads, register and search for Chanticleer. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 CAC15 Sessions and Events will take place at the Bellingham Yacht Club at Squalicum Harbor, Bellingham, Wash. 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens in the BYC Upper Lounge - coffee & tea & snacks provided 9:30 a.m. Saturday Sessions @ BYC Fireplace Room: Characterization---Creating Memorable Characters to Keep Your Readers Coming Back - Pamela Beason, award winning author, private investigator, editor Ward Room: Social Media Savvy for Authors: Building and Author Platform Using the Best Social Sites for YOUR Audience, presented by Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win 10:45 a.m. Saturday Sessions @ BYC Fireplace Room: Community Marketing - James R. Wells Ward Room: Platforms (not shoes!): How to Position Yourself as Expert on a Topic - Cami Ostman 12:00 Saturday Casual Luncheon (included) in the BYC Lower Lounge and Deck - Sailor Burgers (Beef and Vegetarian) and Fixings - Bar is Open 1:10 p.m. Sessions and Workshops begin Fireplace Room: WattPad Wonderful, presented by Amanda June Hagarty Ward Room: Barnes and Noble's New Publishing Platform, presented by Stefanie Winger, Barnes and Noble Community [...]
The SOMERSET Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in Literary and Blended Genre Fiction. The First Place Category Winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala held in late September 2015.
The Somerset Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions. We are pleased to announce the SOMERSET Awards Official Finalists List for 2014, otherwise known as the "Short List." The Official Finalists Listing is comprised of entries that have passed the first three rounds of judging from the entire field of entrants. To pass the first three rounds of judging, more than sixty pages of the works below have been read and have deemed worthy by the CBR judges of continuing in competition for the SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY positions and their prize packages. Congratulations to the SOMERSET AWARDS 2014 FINALISTS: Steve Lundin for The Manipulator: A Private Life in Public Relations Emily Ruth Verona for Steady is the Fall Ken Swarner for Family of the Year Nancy Adair for Soon Coming Nathan Smith Hips for The Misfit's Companion Patrick M. Garry for Finding Flipper Frank Jim Musgrave for Freak Story: 1967 - 1969 Thomas H. McNeely for Ghost Horse Michael A. Smith for Lightening's Child Kate McKenna for True Stories of Local Heroes Ian Bull for The Picture Kills Jim Henniger for Recording a Kill Laurie Fitzpatrick for Niello Michael Olin-Hitt for The Homegoing Rian Everest for The Tangerine Trio Michael Hurley for The Vineyard Jodie Bain for Inside the Walls of Matacalli City Zoo Janet K. Shawgo for Find Me Again [...]