2019 Book Awards

Welcome back, writers!

We greatly appreciate your interest in entering the 2019 Red City Review Book Awards. Entry for this year’s contest is open at this time. Contest entry formally opened on Monday, July 15 and will end on Friday, December 27. Finalists will be announced mid-January and a full list of winners will be posted on our website and shared to our mailing list/social media channels by the end of February.

The standard entry rate for this year’s book contest is $60. This has been the rate since we launched the contest five years ago and it has never gone up! To submit your entry, visit our website here and complete your payment using the PayPal dropdown menu. Be sure to select the $60 option, as the $40 is our standard review fee and does not include entry into the contest. You will also need to fill out the submission form at the bottom of the contest entry page. Doing so will trigger a confirmation email from us that you can then use to submit a PDF of your book.

As in past years, we offer a discounted rate if you would like to enter a book into the contest that we have previously reviewed here at Red City Review. There is no expiration date associated with this policy; a book that we reviewed in 2015 is still eligible for discounted entry into the 2019 Red City Review Book Awards! The rate is $20, and please note that this rate is not posted on our website.

If you qualify for the discounted entry fee, please send us an email directly at redcityreview@gmail.com with the subject line “2019 Red City Review Book Awards Entry” and we will send you a PayPal invoice in the amount of $20. It is also helpful if you attach a PDF of your manuscript to your entry email. When possible, we do digitally archive books previously submitted to us in the past, but as we review hundreds of titles each year, this will make it easier for us to pass your book onto a reviewer.

On to the good stuff! All entrants in this year’s contest will be eligible to win the following prizes:

One winner will receive a Grand Prize, which includes:

  • $500 cash prize
  • Their book featured on the front page of the Red City Review website and social media pages
  • 50 high-quality grand prize winner book stickers
  • Framed winner’s certificate
  • Press release announcing their book as the 2019 Red City Review Book Awards grand prize winner circulated to our vast email list

    Ten winners will receive a First Place Prize, which includes:

  • One winner per genre:
    • General Fiction
    • Science Fiction/Fantasy
    • Romance
    • Mystery/Thriller
    • Children’s
    • Young Adult
    • Poetry
    • Memoir
    • Non-Fiction
    • Spiritual/Christian
  • Their book featured on the front page of the Red City Review website and social media pages
  • 25 first prize winner book stickers
  • Framed winner’s certificate
  • Press release announcing their book as a 2019 Red City Review Book Awards first place winner circulated to our vast email list

Ten more winners, one from each of the content categories, will receive:

  • Content categories include:
    • Best Book Cover
    • Best Book Synopsis
    • Best Interior Design
    • Best Characters
    • Most Original Storyline/Book Concept
    • Most Promising Series
    • Best Debut Novel
    • Best Author Website/Blog
    • Best Social Media Platform
    • Fan Favorite
  • Their book featured on the front page of the Red City Review website and social media pages
  • Press release announcing their book as a 2019 Red City Review Book Awards winner circulated to our vast email list
 

Click here to see a list of last year’s winners and prizes.