Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award


On January 25th (at 12:01am to be exact) Amazon will open the floodgates for their third annual Breakthrough Novel Award. Last year the contest drew over 6,500 authors and this year promised to be bigger with the new eligibility of self-published novels. There will also be two categories this year: Young Adult Fiction and General Fiction. One grand prize winner from each category will receive a full publishing contract with Penguin, including a $15,000 advance. Even though the top prize is tremendous, last year the top 500 excerpts were available to Amazon customers to read and review while Publishers Weekly reviewed the full manuscripts. There is plenty of opportunity for exposure here and really there is nothing to lose. For more information visit Amazon's abna website and for tips on entering visit this site.

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