SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL PEN POSSESSED BOOK COVER OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

Submissions Will Remain Open Until March 15th, 2020.

Books will be judged by readers based on covers.

Readers will have the ability to vote for their favorite books once per day from March 20th, 2020 until April 10th, 2020 via blog comments.

The book cover receiving the most votes wins.

Winners will be announced on April 17th, 2020 after all votes have been tallied and verified.

Entry Fee: $5 per book. Authors may submit up to two books per category into the contest. (Entry fee helps cover prizes, marketing for the contest, and build up for larger prizes next year.) 

Books may be entered into one of four categories: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Romance/Erotica, Young Adult, or General Fiction.

Books reviewed on the blog during the year 2019 which received an A+ rating (not just an “A”) and were indie or small press published during 2019 will receive an automatic free entry into the contest.

Only books published or re-released (with new covers) during 2019 are eligible to enter. Erotica titles are welcome in the romance category, but must not feature full-frontal nudity.

Please note that each member of the Pen Possessed Book Blog is allowed one (1) entry per category. After careful consideration, the Pen Possessed Book Blog decided to allow this due to covers being chosen solely on reader’s votes and voting be public via comments. Members of the team will pay their entry fees into the designated Book of the Year account like all other participants. 

Prizes:

 One Grand Prize Winner From Each Category Will Receive:

  • $50 cash (Paid Via PayPal – may be substituted for Amazon Gift Card for those who do not have PayPal)
  • A detailed feature post on the Pen Possessed Book Blog with Buy Links and Author Information
  • A permanent spot on the “Paid” Section of Pen Possessed’s Featured Books Listing ($10 Value)
  • A one-year feature in the sidebar of the Pen Possessed Book Blog ($180 value – seen by an estimated 2K people monthly)
  • A permanent listing on the special ‘Book of the Year’ page
  • A badge that may be placed on both your author’s website and book cover

Two Runners-Up In Each Category Will Receive:

  • $20 Cash (Paid Via PayPal – may be substituted for Amazon Gift Card for those who do not have PayPal)
  • Inclusion in a joint ‘Runners-Up’ blog post featuring your book’s cover, blurb, and buy links
  • A permanent spot on the “Paid” Section of the Pen Possessed’s Featured Books listing ($10 Value)
  • A permanent listing on the special ‘Book of the Year’ page
  • A badge that can be placed on both your author’s website and book cover

Directions:

Once you’ve filled out the entry form listed below, click the checkout button below to pay your $5. Each entry must be paid for individually. Once your information is received and payment processed, you will be emailed a confirmation and your book cover will be listed in the active submissions area below. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen Possessed Book Blog’s Book Cover of the Year 2019

$5.00

 

Check out the active submissions page here!