Saturday, January 8, 2011

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

I just heard about this today. And I'm going to do it. Two weeks and counting.

Announcing the 2011 Breakthrough Novel Award

We'll start accepting General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction entries on January 24. Learn how to enter.

The 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. The competition will once again award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.
The Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. If you're an author with an unpublished or previously self-published novel waiting to be discovered, visit CreateSpace to sign up for regular contest updates. Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 24, 2011 and run through February 6, 2011.
See the official contest rules for more information on how to enter.

Are you going to enter?


  1. I wish I had time to enter, but since they only accept the first 5,000 entries and the entry period starts Jan. 24, I doubt I'll be able to swing it. I'm covering for someone at work on maternity leave (whose leave was just extended because of problems with the baby). That's this year's worthy cause. Maybe next year. At any rate, good luck!!!

  2. I'm still debating whether to enter or not. It sounds really interesting but I'm reading through all the fine print before I decide. Best of luck to you!

  3. One of my friends plans to enter this contest. I wish I had something close to being ready for such but alas I do not. I'm finishing up the second draft, then will take a break, edit and send to readers. Problem with writing so many projects at the same time is it takes a lot longer to finish anything.

    Good luck with the contest.

  4. Thanks for pointing me in this direction. I don't know if I will enter but - right now - I have a choice ;)

  5. Wow! I wish I had my nano novel edited and polished, but alas....I'm just beginning that process. Maybe next year...

    Good luck on your entry!

  6. I definitely plan on entering. Gotta read all the terms first. I think my ms is on an acceptable polished level. Worse they can say is no, right? Then you're back to the query grind like everyone else.

  7. I don't have anything ready. But sounds like there will be thousands of entries.

  8. I am not quite ready, yet, but I wish you all the luck!

  9. Good luck, Charity! Like others here, I'm sitting on some not-at-all-ready-yet projects, but it's a good target to bear in mind for next year.


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