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Sorry, if I was asleep at the wheel, but from January 24th to February 6th, Amazon is running their 2011 Breakthrough Novel Award contest. I would have announced this earlier but I was pretty busy with Christmas.

They will accept 5,000 submissions in two categories: general fiction and young adult fiction. Your work must be 50,000 to 150,000 words. They request a pitch, an excerpt of 3,000 to 5,000 words and the complete manuscript. It's all done through their website.

The two grand prizes are a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance. Six finalists will be awarded with a trip to New York. A maximum of 500 second prize winners will receive a professional review and a coupon to use on www.Createspace.com.

To view contest rules, visit: http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011.

To register, you must have a Createspace account which is easy to get.

Good luck!


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The following comments are for "AMAZON NOVEL CONTEST!!!"
by sandra

the right address
Sorry the period on the connection isn't part of the address:
Please cut and paste the following:

http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011

Thanks,
Sandra

( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: January 16, 2011 )

An Opportunity...wow
Looks like a golden opportunity for some of the excellent writers on Lit.Org...

Maybe take me back to the Garden of Love, lengthy and good...Just a thought...

Thanks Sandra...

( Posted by: JetfireK [Member] On: January 16, 2011 )

@JetfireK
Thanks for commenting JetfireK!

They don't take poetry or short story collections, but if anyone has something from NanoWriMo or any novel length fictional story, please consider entering!

cheers,
Sandra

( Posted by: sandra [Member] On: January 16, 2011 )





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