131 days till the end of the submission period!

My love, my billionaire

Love with wealthy or influential person

Prize

$2,500 for the first place and many others

Dates

Submission period

21 Aug 2020 - 30 Jan 2021

Results announcement

Untill 10 Mar 2021

Details

Length

From 15000 characters

Genre

Romance

Rewards

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1st place.

$2,500 for the first place

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2nd place.

$1,500 for the second

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3rd place.

$1,000 for the third place

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Otners

$150 for each finalist* (there’s no limit for the number of books in the finalist list)

Additionally, $150 for 3 most-liked stories** from the finalists' list

* All finalists will be offered to sign a one-year agreement with Booknet for their submitted book and get a monetary reward of $150. Finalists are the authors whose works are accepted to the contest, comply with the contest rules, and are finished on time.

** The stories with the highest Booknet rating on 10 Jan 2021

Contest period

21 Aug 2020

Start of submission

10 Sep 2020

Official start of the contest for readers

30 Jan 2021

End of submission period

10 Feb 2021

Finalists announcement

10 Mar 2021

Results

Stories accepted for participation

We accept fictional love novels. One of the characters has to be a wealthy or influential person. Events must take place in the present time or the recent past. No Fantasy or Supernatural elements can be included.

No novel will be accepted for participation if it has been started to publish before April 1 of 2020 anywhere on the Internet and has been published in full anywhere on the Internet before August 20 of 2020.

The novel may have mature content (you can find more information on this in the content guidelines of Booknet). The stories have to comply with Booknet's content guidelines.

We don't accept fanfiction or translations.

A novel's annotation must reflect clearly that its plot falls under our requirements above. If an annotation does not reflect guidelines compliance, then this novel will be disqualified by the moderators.

The finalists will be offered to sign a one-year agreement with Booknet to make their story exclusive on Booknet for one year. They will also receive $150. If a book is put behind the paywall by Booknet, the author will get a 70% royalty from sales.

By the end of the submission period, the participating stories have to be finished on Booknet. They have to be at least 200K characters long (around 45K words).

Before the announcement of the results, the author undertakes not to publish the work anywhere else (except samples with up to 5k words). Novels that violate this rule will be withdrawn from the contest.

The stories in the contest can be put behind the paywall if the author has commercial status on Booknet.

To participate in the competition, you have to:

  1. Sign up on Booknet.
  2. Publish on Booknet at least 3K words of your novel. The video tutorial about how to publish your book on Booknet.
  3. Go to the contest page on Booknet and submit the book. One author can add to the contest up to 3 stories. As soon as moderators review the story, it will be added to the competition. The process can take up to 5 days.
  4. When you complete your novel, you will have to send an email to the contest's moderator (contests@booknet.com) to let them know that your participating book is complete and you want your book to be in the list of finalists.
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Pay attention to this not to miss the chance to be qualified.

Don’t forget to attach the completed story to your email, so the jury will be able to read your book.

If you have any questions, you can leave them below.

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By submitting your novel to the contest, the participantagrees with all its terms.

If the author violates Terms of Use of Booknet, we reserve the right to withdraw their book from the competition.

Comments on a contest:

Total number of threads: 66

Art Gonzales 20.09.2020, 04:36:21

Hello, should the places in my story be in reality or can I make my own places?

AriesWrites 19.09.2020, 14:23:52

Is the story suppose to be completed? And how is the word count applied? Is it in the sense of 45k words per chapter or 45k words for the overall story?

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Alex admin 19.09.2020, 23:32:43

AriesWrites, Hi, by the end of the submission period, the participating stories have to be finished on Booknet. They have to be at least 200K characters long (around 45K words).

Julie Anne 19.09.2020, 09:02:14

Good Day! Can I submit a story even it is not 45,000 words long?

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Alex admin 19.09.2020, 23:32:15

Julie Anne, Hi, by the end of the submission period, the participating stories have to be finished on Booknet. They have to be at least 200K characters long (around 45K words).

Yvette 19.09.2020, 19:27:19

hey, I submitted "Queen's Hubby" my novel but it got rejected. I've worked around the issues, can I re-submit it?

Jenivalwrites 13.09.2020, 11:37:14

What exactly do you mean by FULL TEXT?

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Jenivalwrites 19.09.2020, 02:36:16

Alex, Okay then. thank you very much, Alex. Appreciate the response.

JJ 18.09.2020, 11:04:14

Good day, I would like to ask about the fantasy romance. If I were to submit a love story in a different world would it still be acceptable? Of course one of the main characters is a billionaire. Thank you very much.

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Alex admin 18.09.2020, 13:31:47

JJ, Hi, Fantasy Romance is not accepted to this contest, but there may be another one for this theme soon.

HJ MALLICK 18.09.2020, 00:42:43

Full text, meas the whole book?

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Alex admin 18.09.2020, 13:31:08

HJ MALLICK, Yes, it means the whole book.

Chukwuma Onyinye 18.09.2020, 09:52:51

Hi booknet.
I don't know how to start writing my novel

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Alex admin 18.09.2020, 13:30:54

Chukwuma Onyinye, Hi, in the rules there is a link to a tutorial on how to publish a book.

SaNiVeCent 15.09.2020, 06:21:31

Does the story need to update regularly after submitting the 3K word count, or it can be irregular as long as it will be completed when the deadline of submission comes?

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Alex admin 18.09.2020, 13:30:23

Naowrites, If you don't update regularly, your book won't be read. The more often, the better. The best option is 4-7 times per week.

Wine Sud 17.09.2020, 16:26:59

Hi booknet I want to take part in this so I have to upload chapter by chapter to u or whole at once. Can u explain booknet

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Alex admin 17.09.2020, 18:12:53

Wine Sud, Hi, you can upload it chapter by chapter but you need to finish it till the contest ends.

Reesha Musheer 16.09.2020, 23:02:00

Hey I am new here and have never submitted any story online so do I have to do that first or do I have to submit a part of the novel I am going to submit for the competition?

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Alex admin 17.09.2020, 10:30:25

Reesha Musheer, Hi!
You need to publish a story on Booknet, submit it to the contest, update it till you end it and send it in Word to the email indicated in the rules above.

laureltri 16.09.2020, 15:36:29

Hi. I just joined booknet a while ago and still not familiar with this. How do i publish a story to join this specific contest? Thank you for your response

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 19:02:35

laureltri, Hi,
In the rules you can find a link to the tutorial on how to publish on Booknet. You can submit an ongoing book and must finish it till the end of the contest.

Lyzza Cams 16.09.2020, 12:07:46

Is it ok to make a content where there is this poor girl that was granted to study in an elite college academy and all the students there are rich and all, like that?

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 19:01:31

Lyzza Cams, Hi, one of the main characters should be a billionaire and there should be a romantic story.
The rest of the plot is up to you.

Ashley Consty Ogo Lemonwu 15.09.2020, 19:42:42

Hello I'm new here. Please I would love to understand this...
Must the name of the novel be "My love, my billionaire"
And secondly what do u mean by "Publish on Booknet at least 3K words (15,000 characters) of your novel." must it be the same book you're to contest with or should it be a different story. What if you've never written any Story here on booknet.
And lastly, is it obligatory to post the full and complete novel here to be able to qualify

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 19:00:43

Ashley Consty Ogo Lemonwu, Hi,
You can use your title.
You need to publish at least 3k words on Booknet to be able to submit your story to the contest. These rules are only for contest books.
Till the end of the contest your novel should be published as a completed story on Booknet.

Rubia Ali 15.09.2020, 17:29:26

Any minimum word limit for each chapter?

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 18:58:56

Rubia Ali, Hi, no limit per each chapter.

Bernadette Hall 15.09.2020, 13:53:11

If my book was declined and I made changes to it, to match the writing prompt more effectively, can I resubmit it?

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 18:58:42

Bernadette Hall, Hi, you can publish it again and submit it to the contest.

Acire D 15.09.2020, 12:40:43

if i only joined this september? would i still be able to join the contest

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Alex admin 16.09.2020, 18:58:20

Acire D, Hello, you can submit your story till January, 30.

laureltri 16.09.2020, 15:39:14

Hi? Can i submit an ongoing story?

Khushboo Malhotra 14.09.2020, 10:38:57

Hey!!! Can you please explain what does this mean - "Don’t forget to attach the full text of your story to your email, so the jury will be able to read your book."
I want to submit my work for the consideration and participate in the ongoing contest.
Thanks

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Alex admin 14.09.2020, 10:54:17

Khushboo Malhotra, Hi!
Firstly, you need to publish it on Booknet, submit it on this page by SUBMIT button, upload it completed on Booknet till the contest ends and when you complete it, you need to send it in a Word file to the email indicated in the contest rules.

Godwin Hosanna 14.09.2020, 00:57:33

Hi, I'm new here. I don't really understand what they mean by "attach the full text in your mail." Is the full text my story description?

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Godwin Hosanna 14.09.2020, 10:54:56

Alex, thank you!

Bea Violet 14.09.2020, 09:28:01

Hi, can the story settings is fictional but the story is realistic?

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Alex admin 14.09.2020, 10:53:01

Bea Violet, Hi!
The story should be fictional.

Ifrah Chaudhry 14.09.2020, 01:37:31

Hi, what should be the length of the book, and on what criteria are the stories going to be judged?

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Alex admin 14.09.2020, 10:52:31

Ifrah Chaudhry, Hi!
According to the rules:
"By the end of the submission period, the participating stories have to be finished on Booknet. They have to be at least 200K characters long (around 45K words)."
There will be taken in consideration many factors, like the quality of the story or its acceptance by the readers.

Professor Norris 13.09.2020, 19:25:30

Hi! I'm new here and I just found out about this contest and I wanted to participate. I also wanted to ask are we allowed to write LGBTQ in the story along with the billionaire?

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Alex admin 14.09.2020, 10:50:03

Professor Norris, Hi!
It can be LGBTQ story if it is about Billionaire Romance and fits all the rules of the contest.

C B Lockheart 11.09.2020, 14:35:18

Hi! I am new here and I have a question, can my billionaire character be (vampire or wolf), kindly let me know before I can write more on what I just started so I still have time to edit it. And another thing, based on the timeline, can we still submit our story even though Sept 10 is supposed to be the beginning for readers already? Thank you! :)

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C B Lockheart 13.09.2020, 13:38:28

Alex, Got it thanks!

Erina Ethila 12.09.2020, 22:43:23

Okay so is the book allowed to have a sequel? Then I can end the first one with a cliffhanger and submit it according to the given time

Riya Sarkar 12.09.2020, 16:05:41

My book is under moderation until yesterday I was asked to change my description and I did. Now it's been a day and I still didn't get any notification. Please kindly let me know how long does it take. Thank you.

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Riya Sarkar 12.09.2020, 16:33:00

Alex, Okay, will do it

Hira Baig 10.09.2020, 20:28:57

I have tried to resubmit my story in the contest. it says, it's already in the contest but I have a notification that it was declined. I need help.

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Hira Baig 12.09.2020, 15:48:26

Alex, okay

Emma Swan 12.09.2020, 11:14:46

Hi! Is it possible to change the title and the cover of a book once the story submitted got accepted?

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Emma Swan 12.09.2020, 12:37:51

Alex, Thanks a billion.

Lee Taylor (caramelcherries) 12.09.2020, 11:20:35

Hi, I just wanted some clarity,

After you publish the first 3k words of your story are you supposed to do regular updates until the book is complete? Or do you just leave it at that until the end of the contest?

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Lee Taylor (caramelcherries) 12.09.2020, 12:24:28

Alex, Got it. thanks

L Mukhopadhyay 11.09.2020, 09:42:11

is it a free participation?

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Alex admin 11.09.2020, 10:38:40

L Mukhopadhyay, Hello, it is totally free.

Sreesha Krishnan 04.09.2020, 20:22:02

Hey, am new here. So I wanna know the rules properly. I mean, can I use a story which I published after August? And if I actually write a new story, where and whom should I send it to? Should I send it completely at once or send the rest later or something? And the email, Should I send it completely?

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Alex admin 08.09.2020, 18:55:44

Sreesha Krishnan, Hello:
You can use the story that has been published after April 1 and has not been completed till August 20. If you want to write a new story, you need to publish it on Booknet, then submit it to the contest and when it is completed, send it to the indicated in the rules email.

Olivia Gemma 03.09.2020, 10:36:51

Hi,I'm new here I just joined this app two days ago and I stumbled across this contest. So my question is can I write a book that has other languages spoken in it but with the meaning in English directly under?

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Olivia Gemma 08.09.2020, 18:50:49

Alex, oh...thanks

Bailey Elizabeth 07.09.2020, 19:47:04

Hello! I was curious as to why His Unexpected has been declined for the contest. It is a billionaire love story set in modern times. I’d appreciate being told why it was rejected so that I can try and fix anything violating the rules. Thanks.

Bailey Elizabeth 05.09.2020, 21:56:14

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Sylvia Ahongshangbam 28.08.2020, 17:35:12

Can the story be about mafia? I mean about a billionaire who is also the head of Mafia.

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Alex admin 30.08.2020, 13:13:33

Sylvia Ahongshangbam, Hi, you can put the restriction only before publishing chapters.
You can write to the technical support for help.

K.R Webber 28.08.2020, 18:00:49

Can a billionaire thriller book with romance elements get accepted in this contest??

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Alex admin 28.08.2020, 19:35:00

K.R Webber, Hi!
It can be a Billionaire Romance book with thriller elements, but not on the contrary.

Chandani Malani 28.08.2020, 17:50:39

Hey!! Had a query! Wanted to ask you that my one of the story is ongoing on wattpad and it is satisfying the rules of the competition.. I mean it's published after april and is still ongoing... But do I have to bring it down right now for participating here.. or it can be there!
And one more query,
If the main language of book is English but there is another language too used in the book but yeah with english translations in brackets then will it be considered in competition.

Seeking for a reply.
Sincerely
Chandani

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Alex admin 28.08.2020, 19:34:11

Chandani Malani, Hi!
You can upload on other platforms only a sample with up to 5k words, if you have more words published on other sites, you will need to bring them down before submitting your story to the contest.
If the other language doesn't repeat too much, you can leave those phrases in other language, otherwise you need to write them directly in English.

simon 1982 28.08.2020, 15:32:35

Can I enter before the story is complete

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simon 1982 28.08.2020, 17:30:56

Alex, thank you it's done

PJ Lowry 27.08.2020, 00:41:45

I object to my book being rejected:

1) One of the characters is a billionaire.
2) He's going to fall in love.
3) They will be challenged by tough hardships
4) Their love will conquer all.

HOW DOES THIS STORY NOT QUALIFY??

This is total bull.

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PJ Lowry 27.08.2020, 11:06:08

Alex, Thank you.

chayasreedeka 26.08.2020, 06:59:30

Hey Booknet,

I m new here and the book I published here totally goes with the genre of the competition but the thing is it is published party in Wattpad from July 2020 which does not violate the rule that the book should not be published anywhere before April 2020.

Do I have to bring the book down from Wattpad in order to participate and plus my story is not completed. Does it have to be a completed story in order to be mailed to the editors?


Pray reply and correct my confusion. It's been only a few months of me here and I m very interested in this competition.


Will look forward to your reply....


Stay safe

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Alex admin 26.08.2020, 13:12:22

chayasreedeka, Hello:
You can publish only a sample with up to 5K words on other platforms to be able to participate.
When you publish the full text on Booknet, you will need to send it (a file with the full text of the story) to the editor's email .

Shamaha 25.08.2020, 15:34:29

Hi,
Does this have to be a completely realistic story? Is it possible to use mysticism? As an example, the protagonist is a millionaire, events take place in our time, in love with a woman + magic or strange mystical events. Thank you.

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Alex admin 25.08.2020, 16:39:04

Shamaha, Hi, it should be a completely realistic story with no magic elements.

Ruphina Raphael 23.08.2020, 14:41:37

Wow, this sounds exciting.
Okay I've got some questions...
1. Does the name of the book have to be ‘My Billionaire, My Love’ or can we pick another title.
2. When you say ‘Full text of the story’, what do you mean please.

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Ruphina Raphael 25.08.2020, 04:20:22

AnnaRCase, Okay.
I understand now.
Thank you Anna.

Priyanka sihani 23.08.2020, 20:48:06

The stories entering the contest has to be exclusive on Booknet? Or can we publish full stories on other sites too? What is attach the text of your story with the mail?

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AnnaRCase 25.08.2020, 02:48:15

Priyanka sihani, You can only post samples of the book places besides Booknet. If the book gets published in full anywhere else, it will be disqualified from the contest. When the book is completed, you have to send a copy of the file to Booknet. For instance a word document file from Microsoft works, etc or whatever system you used to type your novel on.

Walter Faith 24.08.2020, 09:32:23

Please how do we know when you have reached a certain number (character and words) for those writing with the book app?

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Walter Faith 24.08.2020, 14:27:06

Roza Csergo, thanks
my prob would be to count the words lol... u can imagine

Lee Taylor (caramelcherries) 24.08.2020, 12:40:26

Yeay! Can't wait to start my story. So excited!

Kitzy 22.08.2020, 22:50:34

Hi ...plz help me. Is it necessary that billionaire character should be a real.life person....

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Kitzy 23.08.2020, 18:37:15

Alex, Thank you, Alex, for solving my query

Star Sparks 23.08.2020, 01:19:58

I have a question. In my novel are a young man. He is rich. And he must run away with the girl. It will story with three cities. What about this? Or, what about the novel with a popular and rich girl and not a rich boy.

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Star Sparks 23.08.2020, 14:18:39

Alex, Thank you

muthulakshmi G 22.08.2020, 17:05:00

Hi

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muthulakshmi G 23.08.2020, 02:26:23

Alex, I like you story

Angela Omozojie (Sky Angel) 21.08.2020, 23:15:43

I have a question.10th of September is when the contest for readers start. Does this mean that the likes of the book that will be counted starts from that day? As in, any likes before the 10th of September won't be counted?
And are fantasy novels like werewolves, or vampires accepted?

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Angela Omozojie (Sky Angel) 22.08.2020, 23:20:35

Alex, Ok, thanks

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