Amazon announces Seventh Annual Breakthrough Novel Awards

Amazon Announces Seventh Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Finalists will be chosen in five categories—general fiction, mystery/thriller, romance, science fiction/fantasy/horror, and young adult fiction—and receive publishing contracts with Amazon Publishing

2. HOW TO ENTER. We must receive your Contest entry between February 16, 2014 at 12:00:01 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) and March 2, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time). The contest is limited to 10,000 Entries, and we will stop accepting Entries after we have received 10,000 Entries. Each Entry must include one of the following genre selections and will be categorized accordingly for judging throughout the Contest:

a. General Fiction

b. Mystery/Thriller

c. Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

d. Romance

e. Young Adult Fiction

Entries may be edited until the above stated entry deadline or until the contest has reached the maximum number of allowed entries, whichever first occurs. You must register at to enter the Contest. Once you have registered, follow the instructions on the entry form and upload: (1) the complete version of your manuscript that is between 50,000 and 125,000 words (“Manuscript”); (2) up to the first 5,000 words, but not less than 3,000 words, of your Manuscript, excluding any table of contents, foreword, and acknowledgments (“Excerpt”); (3) a pitch of your Manuscript consisting of up to 300 words (“Pitch”); and (4) the personal information required on the entry form. (1-4 collectively, an “Entry”). We will not review any Entry that does not comply with these Official Rules.



The key is this sentence: —and receive publishing contracts with Amazon Publishing.

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