Amazon Announce Breakthrough Novel Award 2010 Details

Amazon, in conjuction with Penguin Books, has announced that submissions for the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award will commence on January 25th through to February 7th, 2010.
Here is some of the Amazon press release announcement. The full details and links about the award, entry and rules can be viewed here. The awards are open to self-published books and this year will see two grand prizes. The overall winner receives a publishing contract with Penguin.

“, in partnership with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the third annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. For the first time, the competition will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. The 2010 competition will also now be open to novels that have previously been self-published. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Congratulations to last year’s Breakthrough Novel Award winner, James King, whose winning novel, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance, will be published by Viking in August 2010. Bill Loehfelm’s Fresh Kills, the 2008 winner, is now available in paperback.

The Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. If you’re an author with an unpublished or previously self-published novel waiting to be discovered, visit CreateSpace to learn more about the next Breakthrough Novel Award and sign up for regular updates on the contest. Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 25, 2010 through February 7, 2010.

See the official contest rules for more information on how to enter.”

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