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Journey Book Awards – Narrative Non-Fiction Writing Awards


Thursday, April 30, 2020


Entry Fees

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

Email [email protected] for membership information or visit for more info about this exciting new Members-Only Community.


Prizes to be won:
All First in Category Winning Title will go on to compete for the Journey Grand Prize that will take home a $500 cash prize along with other tbd products and services.
The Journey Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Non-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 coveted blue 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
~$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 audio-book creation software) and PublishDrive (global ebook selling platform with AI), and priority reading opportunity by the Donald Maass Literary Agency.


Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring true stories about adventures, life events, unique experiences, travel, personal journeys, global enlightenment, and more. We will put books about true and inspiring stories to the test and choose the best among them.

ENTER TO WIN the 2020 CIBA Overall Grand Prize of $1,000 USD for Best Book

or the $500 Journey 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!

PLUS Additional prizes, services, and awards for Semi-Finalists, 1st Place Category Winners and Division Grand Prize Winners!

The Journey Awards Categories are:
-Personal Journeys / Experiences
Biographies & Autobiographies

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

-Is the story compelling?
-Professionalism of editing and formatting
-Vividness people and setting are portrayed with
-Continuity of storyline
-Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
-Intriguing opening
-Uniqueness of story
-Writing craft

Eligibility Requirements:

Books may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
E-pubs accepted. Word Documents and PDFs are accepted.
All published books 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.
Works published before Dec. 31, 2017 will be disqualified.
Books 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 book 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 April 30, 2020 midnight.
Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print ( Prizes and award packages may change without notice.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]


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