Fear in Writing: Breakthrough Novel Contest

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Breakthrough Novel Contest

Jm Diaz at An Ulterior Motive posted about this contest and it is definitely worthy of passing along...

Amazon.com, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the third annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. For the first time, the competition will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. The 2010 competition is open to unpublished and previously self-published novels waiting to be discovered. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Manuscript submissions are now being accepted through February 7, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), or when 5,000 entries have been received in each category, whichever is earlier.

Click the link above for more information and to enter.  Go for it guys!

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  1. Thanks a ton Michele, you rock. Have a lovely week my dear.
    Warm regards,

  2. Awww, thank YOU Simone! I hope you find a place for that wonderful story of yours! (Go over and read five chapters at Simone's blog.)

  3. Thanks Michele - I've never entered one of these - the amazing amount of fine print scares the pants off me. And I'm never at the right stage for it. This time, I'm close, but I don't know :)

  4. You always have such great news to pass on ;) Very good!