Quarterly Novel Contest | Purple Shelf Club

Welcome authors and bookworms! You want to know about this quarterly (previously monthly) novel contest right? Well, I will tell you! Each quarter authors can submit one of their books to be voted on. At the end of the quarter, the winner will receive honest reviews for that book from everyone who has voted. This is the quick synopsis though, so please keep reading for the full details and rules.

This Quarters Theme!

It was pointed out to me by my significant other that I should go by a theme each quarter. I thought this was an excellent idea so that’s exactly what I’m going to do! You can take a look at the sidebar to see what this quarter’s theme for the novel contest is. Please take part in the survey on the sidebar and let me know what genre next quarter’s theme should be.


Every quarter I am accepting book submissions to be put into the vote. Each quarter will have a different theme. I will randomly select up to 10 books out of all the submissions to be voted on by voters. To enter all you have to do is agree to the following:

  • Fill out the submission form completely
  • Agree to take part in the voting
  • Do not vote for your own book
  • Agree to provide a free digital copy up to the first 25 people who voted for your book. This is so that they can read and review your book
  • Agree to review the winner’s book if you are not the winner and if you voted for the winning book

If you break these rules then you will no longer be entered into future contests.


Every quarter in the last week of the quarter voting will be open. At the end of the week, the winner will be announced. A digital copy of the book would then be emailed to the first 25 voters who voted for the winning book. In order to vote you must agree to the following:

  • Fill out the voting form completely
  • Do not vote for more than one book
  • Agree to leave an honest review of the winner’s book on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. or your own blog

If you break these rules then your votes will no longer be included. It should be noted that I can not require that you review the book if you win it. However, out of common courtesy for receiving the book for free, I ask that you do. The authors are free to email me at [email protected] if they discover that someone has not left a review.

Voting will open the last week of each quarter. And a link to view all books will be posted in the sidebar within the last week of the quarter. Voting will be closed at midnight at the end of each quarter. The winner will be announced at the beginning of each quarter.

To the Winner Of The Quarterly Novel Contest

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The winner of the quarterly contest will be announced on the first of the quarter after all voting has been submitted. I will email you (the winner) asking for a digital copy of your book. I will also ask for your social media links and a website link. You will be provided with statistics of the people who voted for your book. In addition to this, you will be told where they plan to leave the review. This is so that you know how many reviews to expect.

After I receive the necessary information from you, I will email all the voters who the winner is and provide your social media links and website link. All those who will review your book will also receive your free digital copy. All those who will not leave a review (those who did not vote for your book) will receive a link to purchase your book.

I will also put your name and book on a separate page that announces each quarter’s winners so that everyone can look at all previous winners. This page will be available starting in September 2020.

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