A 2012 Writing Contest From Amazon

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

The 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

We’ll start accepting General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction entries on January 23, 2012. Visit CreateSpace to learn more. 

On the Contest

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. The 2012 international contest will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 23, 2012 and run through February 5, 2012. If you’re an author with an unpublished or previously self-published novel waiting to be discovered, visit CreateSpaceto sign up for regular contest updates.

See the official contest rules, or read details on how to enter.

What’s the Buzz(word)? Contest Entry Deadline Jan 11, 2012

Writing competitions are a great way to enhance your visibility and credibility. I’m adding these to my ‘Contests’ page but wanted to be sure you knew they were available.

The Contest
Create a buzzword that you think might emerge next year and give us a brief definition of the word and a sample sentence using the word. Entries are limited to no more than 100 words for the buzzword, definition, and sample sentence.

The Prize
The winning entry will be published in the upcoming Gotham catalog and posted online at WritingClasses.com. The author will receive a free 10-week Writing Workshop.

  1. Create a new buzzword for next year.
  2. Read the Contest Rules below.
  3. Complete and submit your entry.

2012 Sylvia K Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012

Writing Contest: Micro Award

Micro Award

Micro Award

A prize of $500 is given annually for a short short story published during the current year. Stories published “in any print or electronic publication designed for public display” are eligible. Megan…
No Entry Fee/Deadline 12/31/2011/Fiction

The 2012 Indie Excellence Awards – Deadline April 15, 2012

The Indie Excellence Awards contest is taking submissions!

NIEA celebrates overall excellence, including design and promotional text. To enter, please send one copy of your book per category entered. Books with publication dates of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are eligible. Books published anywhere in the world may be submitted as long as they are in English and can be purchased in the United States.

For more information, expanded category listings and entry forms please visit:http://www.indieexcellence.com

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