Saturday, January 9, 2010

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Self-published novels eligible for submission

I received an email that and Penguin Group USA announced the 3rd annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.CreatSpace will host the submission platform.

So what am I doing? Procrastinating. The submissions start January 25th to February 2/7 or when the first 5,000 entries have been received.

The prize is from Penguin, $15,000 advance and a full publishing contract with them. The categories are general fiction and young adult fiction, unpublished and self-published novels accepted.

I don't think I can finish my novel, run through it one last time and get it proofed before that. I don't even know if I want to try. I was acquainted, through a critique group I was in briefly last year, with the winner of last years contest.

I thought I'd just share that with anyone else who might be interested. Here's the website to get started. click here

Good luck
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  1. Thanks for sharing. I don't think I can get mine ready in time, either. Maybe next year.

  2. Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,
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  3. I love your blog & your a writer too! 80,000 words is incredible! Cheers! I have a little over 5,500. I'm only just beginning but I hope to reach 50,000 for my short story ;) I have started a blog and I hope you'll join. I would love to hear any suggestions you might have. So glad I stopped bye, and good luck to you!

  4. Thank you for letting me know, I'm going to check it out right now!