2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award announced

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
  • Romance
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • 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.

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