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Horror Novel Contest

By Rob Alex

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Ended 08/06/2023

"To The #Horror #Writers, We want you to scare us by sharing your book in our Horror Novel Contest!"

— Rob Alex and
other supporters

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2016 Horror Book Contest

All authors are welcome – newbies & experienced.

Are you ready for the chance to be an award-winning author or multi-award winning author?

Yes! Excellent!

Click here to Enter Now!

All entrants receive the following:

  • A 250-350 word review of your book, which you can use/post wherever you like simply by adding “Originally reviewed by the staff of Authors Talk About It for Book Award Contest”

Those earning 3-5 Stars in their review receive:

  • The above and…
  • Are included in the featured 2016 Horror Novel Contest reviews page on Authors Talk About It

Those earning 4-5 Stars in their review receive:

  • The above and…
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+
  • Digital Badge for 4-5 Stars

**Those earning less than 3 Stars in their review:

  • Reviews are more of a critique with helpful feedback and are not posted in a featured post or on the reviews page nor are they promoted via our social media.

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Who/what can enter:

  • Authors 18 years of age or older
  • Published and unpublished books, manuscripts and ebooks are accepted
  • Books must fit into horror genre. No violently graphic book covers.

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Grand Prize – $997 value

  • A mini Author VIP Day with Rob and Janelle (virtually or in-person) (3 hour session instead of 6 hours)
  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ throughout fall of 2017
  • Featured on homepage October 25, 2023 through November 25, 2023
  • Featured on sidebar through October 25, 2023 through November 25, 2023
  • Audio promo on podcast 4x between October 25, 2023 and November 25, 2023
  • Announcement during winners showcase on podcast on October 25, 2023
  • Interview as Grand Prize Horror Novel Contest Winner 2016
  • Listed in featured post as ATAI Horror Novel Contest Grand Prize Winner 2016
  • Badge as ATAI Horror Novel Contest Grand Prize Winner 2016

Honorary Mentions

  • Promotion across our combined social media of 40K+ for 2 months
  • Featured post of Honorary Mentions on site
  • Badge as ATAI Book Award Contest Honorary Mention
  • Announced during winners showcase on podcast


Entry fee is $25.00

Click here to enter

Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2023

Finalists announced: October 18, 2023

Winners announced: October 25, 2023

**Finalists and winners are notified via the email they entered with as well as in a featured blog post on ATAI and on a special podcast on those days.

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How to submit your book (If for any reason you can’t get Paypal to open, send an email to or message us via our Facebook page and we’ll connect with you to take your card number directly.)


Click Here To Enter

Reviews and Judging

Books are assigned to Authors Talk About It reviewers and the review and area ratings and overall number of stars will be emailed to the author (or representative) within 4-6 weeks after submission. Ratings range from 2-5 stars. Anything less than 3 stars is written as a critique with helpful comments as well as pointing out the positives of the book. Though we do not give 1 star ratings, the reviews are honest and when necessary, are meant to offer constructive criticism.

Star ratings are based on the following areas:

  1. Appearance – cover, chapter headings, images/illustrations, etc.
  2. Plot/Concept – consistent tone, clear theme, etc.
  3. Development – realism, smooth progression, organization, etc.
  4. Description of Scenes or Concepts – vividness, smooth transitions, etc.
  5. Grammar/Typos – well written or numerous errors
  6. Target Fit – good fit for the target audience
  7. Overall – an average of the above 6 areas

The staff of Authors Talk About It will select five finalists. They will then make a final decision on winners after comparing the ratings in the six main areas and the overall ratings.

Click Here To Enter

What are you waiting for? Enter NOW!

Good Luck. Our team is looking forward to reading your books!

Click here to Enter

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