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Middle Grade Fiction Writing Contests | Chanticleer Book Reviews
SKU 2020 Gertrude Warner
The Gertrude Warner Awards ~ Middle Grade Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2020 The search for 2019's best Middle Grade Fiction Books
Deadline May 31st, 2020
ENTER TO WIN the 2020 CIBA Overall Grand Prize of $1,000 USD for Best Book
or the $500 Gertrude Warner Book Awards Division Grand Prize
Or the PLUS more than $30,000 in Additional prizes, services, and awards for Semi-Finalists, 1st Place Category Winners and Division Grand Prize Winners!
Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about eight to twelve. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Adventure we will put them to the test and choose the best Middle Grade Books among them.
The entry fee is $99 for Non-Members and $75 for Chanticleer Community Members per entry per category. Email Chanticleer@ChantiReviews.com for membership information or click here:
All First in Category Winning Titles will go on to compete for the Gertrude Warner Grand Prize that will take home a $500 cash prize along with other tbd products and services.
The Gertrude Warner Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Middle Grade Fiction Book of the Year and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year
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 ribbon and a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)
Approximately $30,000.00 worth of cash, prizes, and promotions! The Fine Print.
~$1000 for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner
~ $500 for each of the 16 Divisions' Grand Prizes
More than $40,000 in prizes and cash are awarded annually!
~$30,000 in additional prizes and awards go to the Grand Prize and 1st Place Category Winners and Semi-Finalists
Last year's prizes were sponsored by Hindenburg Systems (podcast and audiobook creation software) and PublishDrive (global ebook selling platform with AI), and priority reading opportunity by the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
Currently accepting entries. Deadline: May 31st, 2020.
What are you waiting for? Enter today!
The Chanticleer Prize Package includes:
A coveted Prize Blue Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
Digital Badges for display on your website or incorporation into book covers
Book stickers to identify your print books to book store shoppers as they browse
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 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
The Gertrude Warner Awards Categories are:
Contemporary Middle Grade
SFF & Paranormal Middle Grade
Mystery Middle Grade
Historical Middle Grade
Adventure Middle Grade
Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:
Is the story compelling?
Professionalism of editing and formatting
Continuity of storyline
Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
Uniqueness of story
Novels may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubs and Word files accepted.
20,000+ word count .
All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.
Entries must be in the English language.
No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2016 will be disqualified.
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.
Digital Files must be submitted in PDF or Word DOC format.
Fees and Digital File must be received before May 31st, 2019 midnight. Extended until June 15, 2019
Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email: info@ChantiReviews.com
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 admin@ChantiReviews.com.