Novels participating in
the Laurel are judged by their audience—readers who are well-versed in
yet not a part of the CBA industry. This contest judges the first two chapters (or 3,500 words) of published novels.
Are you a fan of Christian fiction, yet not associated with the publishing industry? Then we want you! If you enjoy reading and giving your opinion, Clash of the Titles invites you to join our reader-judge team. Each judge reads 5 to 7 two-chapter excerpts of recently published Christian novels, then completes a simple point system score sheet. If you’re interested, please contact us at email@example.com.
AUTHORSEligibility for the Laurel: Christian novels (30,000+ words) of any genre published
between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
Self-published novels accepted.
Submissions Open: June 02, 2014
Submissions Close: July 18, 2014,
or when submission max is reached.
2013 Laurel Winner
Veil of Pearls
by MaryLu Tyndall
Limited Submissions: In order to not overburden our volunteer
judges, we are limited in the number of submissions we can accept for the
Laurel. Act soon!
One entry per author.
Co-authored entries accepted.
Prizes: One first-place winner will be chosen. He/she
will receive a special feature on Clash of the Titles’ blog. A tour through
COTT’s Blog Alliance. A dedicated page on COTT’s site for a full year. An on-line radio interview with author and CAG board member, Cynthia L. Simmons. A digital
winner’s badge. A beautiful plaque.