elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,
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Rainbow Awards: Evolution

This year Rainbow Awards saw the introduction of the fee; for the last 3 years many told me it was necessary, the same authors and publishers thought it was necessary. I decided a) to make it affordable to the majority of authors (so to encourage the self-published authors) b) to pick two charities and give the profit to them c) to allow to those authors who really couldn't afford the fee, to volunteer in the jury and square in that way their fee. I still wasn't sure those were right decision, but after updating the data of the past 5 years of the Rainbow Awards, and considering there is still one month to submit, I'm confident we took the right decisions. Reaching the same number of submissions of last year was impossible, last year was like a whirlwind and everyone was submitting, more or less everything they wrote. Reaching the same number of submissions of 2011, that was an awesome year, was a good expectation, and I'm glad to see that, most likely, that will be the goal.

I'm glad to share the evolution of the Rainbow Awards, I consider this year numbers, considering all the changes, awesome.



Year Submissions
2009 108
2010 220
2011 309
2012 481
2013 269

please notice that there is still 1 month to submit, I'm sure we will cover the difference between 2011 and 2013.



Year Young Adult Contemporary General Fiction Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy Erotic Romance Erotica Sci-Fi / Fantasy Historical / Historical Romance Mystery / Thriller Paranormal Romance Non Fiction
2009 8 31 0 0 0 15 11 13 25 5
2010 8 31 34 28 0 34 25 29 24 7
2011 21 28 77 31 0 59 25 24 36 8
2012 34 54 71 69 27 68 33 54 51 20
2013 14 23 78 27 5 33 23 20 38 8



Year Gay Lesbian Bisexual / Transgender
2009 93 7 8
2010 163 36 21
2011 221 68 20
2012 351 88 42
2013 195 53 21




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