Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

A writing friend just brought the following contest to my attention, and I thought I’d pass it on.




The fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award’s opening day is near. Read more about the Contest and prepare your winning Entry for submission on January 24, 2011.

The competition includes two Grand Prizes, which will be awarded to novels in the General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction categories. Up to 5,000 Entries will be accepted within each category from January 24, 2011 through February 6, 2011. Review the Official Rules here.

Each Grand Prize winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance. In addition, CreateSpace is offering all entrants an electronic coupon good for one free proof copy of their novel in trade paperback book form from, as well as 10% off any one publishing service purchased from *

*Restrictions may apply to both CreateSpace offerings. Void where prohibited. CreateSpace reserves the right to terminate or modify this promotion at any time.

Read more about this year’s General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction expert panelists.

Don’t forget, the Contest opens January 24, 2011.

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2 Responses to Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

  1. Jassi says:

    Can you post me a sample pitch for amazon breakthrough award.

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