Friday, 7 December 2012

Irish Writers get ready !

Announcing: 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest
Dreaming of a book deal and a big advance? Amazon has announced the sixth annualAmazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, an international contest seeking fresh new voices in fiction.

Here are the new and exciting things planned for 2013:

  • Amazon Publishing is the publishing sponsor.
  • One Grand Prize winner will receive a publishing contract with an advance of $50,000.
  • Four First Prize winners will each receive a publishing contract with an advance of $15,000.
  • The judging categories have been expanded to include five popular genres:
    • General Fiction
    • Romance
    • Mystery/Thriller
    • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
    • Young Adult Fiction
  • Entries will be accepted from more countries than ever before.
The contest is open to unpublished and self-published novels. For complete eligibility details, view the Official Contest Rules. Visit the prizes page for the full list of prizes and details.CreateSpace will continue to host the submission platform for the contest. Visit CreateSpace to learn how the contest works, note key contest dates, connect with other authors to discuss the contest, and create a free account (if you haven't already) to enter the contest.