97 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: 207

Zafrin Tahsin 11.10.2020, 20:41:20

Hello. May I know if I have to submit the same story that I want to use in the contest? For example, my story is A. Before submitting the story to the contest, do I have a publish some part of the story A here?

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Alex admin 12.10.2020, 13:36:53

Zafrin Tahsin, Hello,
Yes, you need to submit your contest entry story.

Wanhun 11.10.2020, 16:40:04

I want to ask if it is okay to use any kind of cover like Anime, cartoon or do i have to design my own? Should i attach my story to the email every time i submit chapter by chapter or only after the book is complete??

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Alex admin 12.10.2020, 13:36:12

Rosemerry, Hi, it is better to choose a cover that could be attractive for the readers.
You need to sent it by email when you finish it.

BRUCE ABIGAIL 08.10.2020, 02:22:11

Okay, I wrote a romantic billionaire book up to the second chapter which is way more than 3k words. And if you had read it, then you'll know the book met all the required rule if the contest. So why was the book rejected cause I honestly don't get you guys anymore.

Check it out again. WEDLOCK WITH A PADLOCK.

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BRUCE ABIGAIL 09.10.2020, 22:40:02

Alex, Everything have been rectified and my book has been accepted into the contest.

Thanks a lot Alex.

Muskan kukreja 08.10.2020, 21:47:05

how to attach the complete story with an email?

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Muskan kukreja 09.10.2020, 12:12:19

Alex, tysm

Kitzy 07.10.2020, 22:33:20

Today I got the notification that my both the books the mafia Revenge and the florist cursed life which were previously accepted..all of the sudden declined to be part of this contest, without any reason? I am literally so disheartened with this booknet team. Atleast I should know the reason of this.?

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Kitzy 08.10.2020, 16:26:15

Alex, I am a newbie and it's my first contest... but still I am feeling so sorry that my stupidity got me rejected.... Alex I will come back later and submit my story...so sorry for all this misunderstanding.

Shauna Bess Clemance 08.10.2020, 03:38:48

Are we aloud to write about LGBT+?

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Alex admin 08.10.2020, 10:49:23

Shauna Bess Clemance, Hi, yes, you are.

Imagine Pink 07.10.2020, 21:06:38

Is it okay if we use Religion or Culture ...?

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Alex admin 08.10.2020, 10:48:47

Imagine Pink, Hi, your book should correspond to the contest requirements and to our content guidelines: https://booknet.com/en/info/rules

Sophia Sarang 07.10.2020, 22:02:26

I'm from India can I join the contest

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Alex admin 08.10.2020, 10:47:21

Sophia Sarang, Hi, it is worldwide.

Maheen 07.10.2020, 18:38:27

Hi!!
What is your criteria for choosing a winner? And do the story should end till 31st January?

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Alex admin 08.10.2020, 10:46:00

Maheen, Hi, we will take into consideration different criteria to choose a winner: the plot, the acceptance by readers, the quality, etc.
The book must be finished before the contest ends.

Henry Brother 07.10.2020, 17:37:25

how many words?

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Alex admin 07.10.2020, 17:38:15

Henry Brother, Hi. You can see all the information above.

Maham S 06.10.2020, 00:44:34

Hi, I am from Pakistan... Can I take part in the contest?
Also what are the requirements for my book to be eligible? I don't find the information given above very helpful so if you could explicitly list them for me, please?v_v

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Maham S 07.10.2020, 00:35:32

Alex, the payment is through PayPal which is NOT available in 28 countries around the world. Pakistan is one of them. You need to introduce other mediums of payment

Young Lily 06.10.2020, 15:47:04

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Lesley 06.10.2020, 10:31:41

Hi there. I recently came across this competition, is it still open for first submissions?

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Alex admin 06.10.2020, 13:58:05

Lesley, Hi, it is open till January 30.

Fateemah Oyeniran 06.10.2020, 10:28:19

hi, must the novel title be my love, my billionaire

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Alex admin 06.10.2020, 13:57:52

Fateemah Oyeniran, Hi, no, it doesn't have to.

Dolly Andres 05.10.2020, 16:09:48

Hello. If I will submit my story this month of October since I only read this contest just now...will it be still accepted? Thanks

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Dolly Andres 06.10.2020, 13:53:57

Alex, Thanks

Nyllraven 06.10.2020, 05:31:00

Is there a language requirement?

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Alex admin 06.10.2020, 10:24:04

Nyllraven, Hi, the site is in English, it means that all the books must be in English.

Deeksha Kushwaha 05.10.2020, 14:39:31

I submitted my story but it has been rejected.
Can you tell me why... So that I can make changes and re-enter the contest.

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Deeksha Kushwaha 06.10.2020, 09:13:25

Alex, my story is about a rich boy who falls in love with a girl, a girl who became relief in his shredded life. The plot is about billionaire's romance. so what should I do now?

Pulchram Animae 06.10.2020, 05:46:07

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Anamika Ana 02.10.2020, 22:57:46

Hi.I was thinking about submitting a story. Then I got to know that the finalists will receive their prizes through PayPal or payoneer wallet.I just wanted to confirm that If these apps are not available in a country, will you guys choose any alternative way to send the prize or will the competitor be dismissed from the contest?

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Anamika Ana 06.10.2020, 03:47:43

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Cissie Alexandria Nabisere 05.10.2020, 10:17:39

If am also using another book app like wattpad am I still allowed to participate?

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Cissie Alexandria Nabisere 05.10.2020, 22:19:03

Doaa Ahmed, Hey how do I follow people?

BASILIO 05.10.2020, 18:43:26

Is 3k words really necessary every chapter?

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BASILIO 05.10.2020, 19:02:23

Alex, Alright. Thank you.

Raven Grey 05.10.2020, 18:22:16

Hi, if i am submitting my book through email, is it the link to my story or the document form? please can you clarify this for me?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 18:24:50

Onome Dedekimor, Hi, you must send a Word or PDF document.

DreamMaiden 05.10.2020, 16:00:34

Hi, I re-submitted my story with a different title and edited Annotation to so that it mentions of A main character being really rich to follow the requirement where in the story must be about Love with wealthy or influential person because I forgot to mention that in the annotation the first time I submitted the story but it was still rejected just now. May I ask the exact reason why so I can correct it and finally submit a corrected one that would not be rejected?

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DreamMaiden 05.10.2020, 16:19:09

Alex, Thank you, I already sent responses to the two emails received informing me of my declined story and I will still consult with the technical support you've mentioned. I hope I could still make an entry, Anyway God bless and more power!

Deni Pao 05.10.2020, 15:48:00

So overall there should be 45k words, can we put 1k per chapters then? Also, it can be in another culture/country right? As long as its in English language?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 15:49:39

Deni Pao, Hi, all the book must have more than 45k words, it doesn't matter how many words will each chapter have. The story must be in English and can take place in any country.

Gwyneth 05.10.2020, 13:28:24

what if you don't have a PayPal or Payoneer wallet how can the winner receive the prize?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:53:30

Gwyneth, Hi, the winner will have to create it, it is free and available worldwide.

Ini Afia 05.10.2020, 09:29:31

Hi. Just sauntered on this info and I am very interested to join the contest.
How would one be contacted if one is fortunate to be one of the chosen in the contest?
This is my email. I am from Nigeria.
ini.white3@gmail.com
I have just registered via my Facebook contact.

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:22:46

Ini Afia, Hi, you will be contacted by an email that you will use to send us a completed book.

HypGothic 05.10.2020, 04:50:27

I'm considering withdrawing my book from the competition. Can you tell me how I would go about that please?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:21:10

HypGothic, Hi, you can send a request to the technical support and ask for it.

Elvira Timibra 05.10.2020, 00:12:29

Can I submit my novel without attaching a photo?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:20:46

Elvira Timibra, Hi, what photo?
If you are talking about a cover, your book must have one.

Nycell Palma 04.10.2020, 18:43:44

Can I still join?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:20:18

Nycell Palma, Hi, you can do it till January, 30.

Olusimiadams 04.10.2020, 17:45:04

My book is a paranormal with a mix of romance. Am I still welcome?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:20:05

Olusimiadams, Hi, no Paranormal elements are admitted.

hh 04.10.2020, 13:35:34

Is there no other way to give the monetary reward than through PayPal (I've read this below)?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:18:42

Jireh Who, Hello, it will be sent to PayPal or Payoneer wallet.

April Fae Mancuyas 03.10.2020, 13:22:20

Where should i write my story? Should i also use english as a language?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:18:12

April Fae Mancuyas, Hi, you should publish it on Booknet, there is a guide in the rules on how to participate. The story must be in English only.

Kaislovee 03.10.2020, 11:46:18

Do you accept Filipino language story in this contest?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:17:29

ShinigamiKai, Hi, we accept stories only in English.

Ritika Bhardwaj 02.10.2020, 19:47:27

should each chapter contain 3k words and whole book 45k words?

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Alex admin 05.10.2020, 13:16:18

Ritika Bhardwaj, Hi. The whole book must contain minimum 45k words.

ayojeen 02.10.2020, 12:50:22

Hi. I'm interested to participate. But I'm wondering how will the finalists and winners acquire the prize? Is it through PayPal? You didn't clarify it. Thanks!

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Alex admin 02.10.2020, 14:40:39

ayojeen, You can report any problem you have to the technical support: https://booknet.com/en/feedback

Enola 02.10.2020, 09:49:26

Hi can l submit atleast 3k words here?but it is not complete yet

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Alex admin 02.10.2020, 14:05:53

ENOLA, Hi, till the end of the contest the story should be completed.

Ruby Jane 01.10.2020, 21:51:30

How do you pick the winners? Do the most popular stories with many reads, comments, and votes win?

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Alex admin 02.10.2020, 14:03:40

Ruby Jane, Hi, we will take into consideration many factors, like the originality of the plot, the quality of the text and the acceptance of the book by our readers.

Jassie Niche 30.09.2020, 09:57:45

I am new here. I am very much interested in participating. But, I wonder does the length of every chapter consist of specific words or it's up to me?

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Jassie Niche 02.10.2020, 06:16:41

Alex, hi. why my story entry been declined. may I know why to make necessary action and entered to the competition?

Afreen Sheriff 01.10.2020, 22:22:50

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Zara M 30.09.2020, 13:46:21

Hi... I wanted to know if I can intermix sci-fic and romance genres? Like it would be primarily romance with an influential main character but can it include space/Extraterrestrial plot line ? Like that is modern right?
Also, I am a student and my exams are near, so can I submit later and stand a chance?
And I need to know if I can submit chapter - wise or do I have to submit whole book done? And what is least number of words that needs to be submitted?

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Alex admin 01.10.2020, 19:58:36

Zara M, It's up to you.

Sherell Cummings 30.09.2020, 23:05:02

Can the story cross the 45k mark or can it be longer?

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Sherell Cummings 01.10.2020, 19:33:35

Alex, Know thank you

Ivannah 29.09.2020, 21:15:27

Hello! I wonder if it's okay to have historical romance and the places are just made up?

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Alex admin 01.10.2020, 18:53:46

Ivannah, Hi, the story must take place in the present time.

Tosjah 30.09.2020, 13:56:43

My story was rejected and I don't understand why. It's contain all that was required in the contest rule. Please can I know what's wrong?

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Alex admin 01.10.2020, 18:51:53

Tosjah, Hello,
You can write to the technical support to consult this issue.

KimAngel 30.09.2020, 15:51:53

My story includes flashbacks like 10 years ago, so is it still considered as recent past?

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Alex admin 01.10.2020, 18:51:28

KimAngel, Hi, it is considered a recent past.

Gwyneth 29.09.2020, 14:27:32

Hi! Do we need to have 45k words in a chapter or 45k words overall? Is any language accepted? Thanks!

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Gwyneth 01.10.2020, 18:46:35

Alex, Thanks

Olumisin Tolulope Tinuoye 29.09.2020, 00:50:08

Please will love to know why my story was rejected, so I can make the necessary corrections and resubmit.

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Olumisin Tolulope Tinuoye 01.10.2020, 07:27:05

Alex, Thank you Alex

Maheen 30.09.2020, 20:49:58

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JaceJubahib 30.09.2020, 09:02:04

Hi... Any example of the format of the letter to send if I've already completed my story?

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Alex admin 30.09.2020, 11:29:33

JaceJubahib, Hi, there is no specific format.
Firstly, you need to publish your book on Booknet, submit it to the contest and then send an email with your story.

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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Professor Norris 29.09.2020, 23:07:43

Alex, Okay, thank you. :)

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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Gwyneth Taban 29.09.2020, 14:29:34

Alex, Thanks