The Mystery & Mayhem Awards – Cozy Mystery Novel Writing Contest


Friday, March 31, 2017



Entry Fees

$55.00 US Dollars


All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize. The M & M Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Cozy Mystery Book of the Year, awarded a $200 prize, 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):
A Prize Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
Digital Badges for display on your website and book covers
Book stickers to identify your print books to bookstore shoppers as they browse
AND 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,
Social media and newsletter announcements of your contest advancements, published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine, and possible trade show representation.


Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring “mystery and mayhem”, amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths, or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

Contact Information

Sharon Anderson or Kathryn Brown
[email protected]



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