Writing Contest News: General Fiction and Young Adult

Amazon.com, in partnership with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, has announced the fifth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award,an international competition seeking the next popular novel.

The competition will again award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. The 2012 competition is also open to novels that have previously been self-published. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Open submissions for manuscripts begin January 23 and continue through February 5, 2012. Don’t delay—only the first 5,000 entries will be accepted in each category. There is no entry fee.

To learn more, visit Amazon.

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