For its sixth annual ABNA award, Amazon decided to change a couple of things, among them the publisher. Last year, it was Penguin who offered contracts to winners, now it’s Amazon Publishing. This might not come as a surprise, considering the fact that Amazon has the possibility of organizing such a content in-house.
But there are other changes as well. Now there are five categories, instead of the usual two:
- General Fiction
- Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
- Young Adult
There will be one Grand Prize, consisting of a full publishing contract with Amazon Publishing and a $50,000 advance. Four additional First Prize winners will be selected, each receiving a $15,000 advance and a contract with Amazon Publishing.
Submission period begins on January 14 and lasts until January 27, or until Amazon has received 10,000 entries. All submissions are managed by Createspace.