BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD

ADELAIDE BOOKS AWARD FOR THE BEST FIRST NOVEL 2020

Deadline: January 1, 2021 (or first 200 submissions) 

Entry Fee: $125.00 USD

The prize: The winning author shall receive a monetary award of $1000.00, a publishing contract for a novel by Adelaide Books (http://adelaidebooks.org), and a Three-Day Pass for the BookExpo 2021 in New York. The winning authors will be featured in the interview section of the Adelaide Literary Magazine April 2021 Edition and his book will be exhibited at the International Frankfurt Book Fair 2021.

Ten shortlist winner nominees will be offered a book publishing contract and will receive an extensive written editorial review of their novels, published in the Adelaide Literary Magazine.

Up to thirty-three finalists will be announced, recognized, and will receive an extensive written editorial review of their novels, published in the Adelaide Literary Magazine. Their submissions will be included into regular publishing consideration with Adelaide Books.

Eligibility: Open to all English, Portuguese, or Spanish language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender, or orientation). Allowed MINIMUM length of a SINGLE submission is 40,000 words. There are no maximum word limits.

Word documents ONLY. By submitting, all authors attest that the work is their own.

Submission: The author's name should not appear in the uploaded manuscript, just the title(s).

Only appropriate submissions will be eligible to enter the contest. Adelaide Books LLC therefore reserves the right to refuse any material for any reason.

CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR CONTEST SUBMISSION

After receiving and approving your submission, we will send you a confirmation email and a PayPal invoice for a secure credit card or e-check payment of the entry fee online. If we do not receive your payment, your submission will not be considered. All sales are final. There are no refunds.

The winners will be announced on March 31, 2021.