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The Fiction Series Awards ~ The Best Fiction Book Series Book Awards ~ 2020
The CIBA Search for the Best Book Series

Deadline October 30th, 2020

Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs) is seeking for the best book series in all of its sixteen fiction divisions: Mysteries, Suspense Thrillers, Espionage/High Stakes, Young Adult, Middle-Grade Readers, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural and Paranormal, Romance, Historical, Literary & Contemporary, Satire & Allegory, Americana, and Early Readers.

Enter to WIN the CIBA Best Series Grand Prize Trophy! Three Runner-Ups will also be selected and awarded the CIBA Book Series Outstanding Selection Trophy along with a trophy for each division's grand prize winner!

Winners will take home trophies, prize packages, digital badges, stickers, & more!

More than $30,000 in Additional prizes, services, and awards for Semi-Finalists, 1st Place Category Winners and Division Grand Prize CIBA Winners!

The entry fee is $199 for Non-Members and $150 for The Roost at Chanticleer members per series entry per category.

Email for membership information or click here for more info about this exciting new Members-Only Community:

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: October 30th, 2020.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

  • The Series Title and Author/Publisher will 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 series 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

Series submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the overall story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft
  • World construct
  • Premise

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Novels must be PUBLISHED: Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pubs accepted.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation.
  • Unpublished Manuscripts are not accepted into the CIBA Book Series Awards.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
  • The first book in the series must have been published AFTER January 1, 2010
  • Each book in the series must be at least 60,000 plus words.
  • Three Books or more is the qualifying number of works to be considered a series in the CIBA Series Book Awards.
  • You may enter in more than one category. However, each complete series entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.
  • You may enter more than one series into given contest.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.
  • Digital Files must be submitted in PDF or Word DOC format.
  • Fees and Digital Files or complete print series must be received before September 30th, 2020 midnight. We prefer digital files, but will accept printed books for the CIBA Book Series Awards. We will email you with a shipping address after receiving your online submission form.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

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Announcement Schedule

Previous Winners:

2019 Grand Prize Winners TBD - September 13, 2020

2018 CIBA Winners

2017 CIBA Winners

2016 CIBA Winners

2015 CIBA Winners

2014 CIBA Winners

2013 CIBA Winners

2012 CIBA Winners

How The Contests Work

The Fine Print

If you have any questions or concerns, please email:

Note: You will receive a confirmation email after you have uploaded your work and paid entrance fees through PayPal. PayPal also sends us your contact information. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you within 72 business hours of receiving entry(ies).

You should receive a confirmation emails from PayPal and from Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media. If you have any questions or concerns about your submission, please contact us at

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