Closed/Expired: Cygnus Award novel writing contest

novel writing contest

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring space, time travel, life on other planets, parallel universes, alternate reality, and all the science, technology, major social or environmental changes of the future that author imaginations can dream up.

Hard Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Apocalyptic Fiction, Cyberpunk, Time Travel, Genetic Modification, Aliens, Super Humans, Interplanetary Travel, and Settlers on the Galactic Frontier, Dystopian, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

The Cygnus Award Categories are: Speculative Fiction Alternate History Military SciFi Apocalyptic Space Opera Each 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.

Awards:- $1000 for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner, $2100 in Genre Grand Prizes, $28,980 in reviews awarded to Category Winners.

Deadline:- 31-01-2016

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