If you're a self-published or unpublished author, here's opportunity to enter your manuscript in the The 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition.
There are five rounds to this contest:
First: Amazon editors review a 300-word pitch from entries, choosing the top 1000 in each category to proceed to the second round.
Second: Entries are narrowed to 250 in each category by Amazon top customer reviewers from ratings of a 5000 word excerpt.
Quarter Finals: Publishers Weekly reviewers read full manuscripts of each quarter finalist and select the top 50 in each category based on their review scores.
Semi Finals: Penguin USA editors reads full manuscript and reviews all accompanying data for each semi finalist. Three finalists in each category are then selected.
Finals: Amazon customers will vote on the three finalists in each category resulting in two grand prize winners of two $15,000 publishing contracts with Penguin USA and distribution on Amazon.
Dates to Note:
Jan. 24, 2011 12:01 AM EST
Submission period opens
Feb. 6, 2011 11:59 PM EST
Submission period closes.
Feb. 24, 2011
Round two entrants will be announced.
March 22, 2011
Quarter finalists will be announced.
April 26, 2011
Semifinalists will be announced.
May 24, 2011 12:01 AM EST
Finalists will be announced, voting begins.
June 3rd, 2011 11:59 PM EST
June 13, 2011
Grand prize winners will be announced.
Good luck to all entrants! Hope authors who were/are featured on AOS will be part of this exciting event.