Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Get ready for the 4th Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award that begins 01/24/2011.

Between that date and 02/06/2011, entries can be sent. The contest closes on 02/06/2011 or when the first 5,000 entries have been received in each category, whichever comes first.

This contest is sponsored by Amazon and the Penguin Group (USA), and has NO entry fee. Self-published novels are eligible for submission.

For more information about this international competition that's looking for fresh new writing voices, check it out today.

CreateSpace, an Amazon company, will again host the submission platform for the contest.

Take Action Now

Prepare your entry by reviewing the submission guidelines, tutorials, and official contest rules.

2. At CreateSpace, sign up to receive contest notifications with helpful tools and tips for preparing your entry.

3. Network and discuss the contest by connecting with other authors.


2 Grand Prize winners, 1 in each of the 2 categories, receive a full publishing contract with Penguin including a $15,000 advance.


General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction


Unpublished novel manuscripts and Self-published novels

Entry Package Requirements

Pitch: 300 words or less

Excerpt: First 3,000 - 5,000 words of the novel

Final manuscript: 50,000 to 150,000 words

Information about your book

Personal contact information

Takeaway Truth

Someone has to win. Why not you?

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