Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The submission period opens January 24 and closes February 6. If you're not familiar with the contest, click the link.
The competition is open to unpublished and self published novels in the YA and adult fiction categories. There are two winners, one from each of those categories and the prize awarded to each is a $15, 000 publishing contract with Penguin USA and distribution of the novel on Amazon.com.
This time last year I rushed to finish the last three chapters of a novel I was working on. I submitted, but didn't make the first cut. Since then, I've rewritten those last three chapters and revised the whole thing. I've also been submitting to agents and publishers, but as of yet, haven't received any bites. However, my last rejection letter was actually personalized and mentioned one of my my characters by name. That alone made my day!
When I got the email about the ABNA contest a few days ago, I wasn't all that excited about submitting the same book again, but my husband and kids talked me into it!
What about you? Will you be submitting something? Tweet me @: maria_mckenzie. Thanks for stopping by!