Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2012
Amazon and Penguin have announced details of the fifth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
The competition will award two grand prizes: one for general fiction and one for young adult fiction. Each grand prize winner will be published by Penguin Group (USA), and the competition will be open to both unpublished and self-published novels. After a record-setting number of submissions for the 2011 competition, writers around the world are encouraged to begin preparing their manuscripts for entry into the 2012 competition, which will open on Jan. 23, 2012.
“The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award brings writers, readers and publishing professionals together with Amazon customers to help find exciting new voices in fiction,” said Nader Kabbani, Director of Independent Publishing at Amazon. “We’re excited to facilitate this contest for aspiring authors for the fifth year and look forward to reading some great manuscripts.”
Tim McCall, Penguin Group (USA) Vice President of Online Sales and Marketing, said, “Penguin is proud to cooperate with Amazon on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for the fifth consecutive year. We are committed to encouraging and cultivating talented new writers, and bringing these writers to readers everywhere.”
Eligible writers with an English-language novel can submit their manuscript between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5, 2012.
- More information: Comptetition Website