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The Mark Twain Awards ~ Satire and Allegorical Fiction Novel Book Awards ~2021
The search for 2020's best Satirical and Allegorical Fiction Novels

Deadline November 30th, 2021

Chanticleer International Book Awards (the CIBAs) is looking for the best books featuring satire, humor, and allegory themes. The CIBA judges are seeking emerging talent and outstanding new works to select as the winners of the Mark Twain Book Awards for Satirical and Allegorical Fiction.

The Mark Twain Awards Categories are:

  • Satire
  • Humor
  • Political Ideology
  • Parody
  • Fantasy
  • Allegory/Fable


The Hunger Games - (Allegory) This trilogy of Young Adult books (and now blockbuster movies) is an allegory for our obsession with reality television and how it numbs us to reality.

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss - (Allegory) This story about a turtle who yearns for too much power is actually an allegory about Adolf Hitler and the evils of totalitarianism.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

SATIRE Examples:

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Don Quixote. Miguel de Cervantes

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swifts

A Connecticut Yankee in King Author's Court by Mark Twain

Prizes to be won:

ENTER TO WIN the 2021 CIBA Overall Grand Prize of $1,000 USD for Best Book

or the 2021 Mark Twain Book Awards Division Cash $250 Grand Prize

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

Enter to WIN the $250 Mark Twain Book Awards Grand Prize!

Five 1st Place Category Positions will take home blue ribbons and prize packages, digital badges, & more!

The Semi-Finalists will be recognized on stage at the CIBA ceremony and will be eligible for prize packages & services, digital badges, etc.

  • The Mark Twain Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best SATIRE 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 digital badge, a ribbon and a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)

The entry fee is $99 for Non-Members and $75 for The Roost at Chanticleer members per entry per category.

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

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

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
  • 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 winning title's review published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine
  • Your book may also receive trade show representation as we show off our winners at conferences and trade shows across the US and Internationally. We like to show off our winners in as many ways as we can.
  • 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

Work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the 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 may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pub accepted.
  • 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, 2018 will be disqualified.
  • Novels must be 50,000 plus words.
  • 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 November 30th, 2021 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Helpful Links

Announcement Schedule

Previous Winners:

2019 CIBA Winners

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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