It’s that time of year again! The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest opens on January 23 and closes to submissions on February 5.
Prizes will be awarded to winners in General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction. What do winners get? A publishing contract with Penguin and a $15,000 advance! You’ll have to submit your whole manuscript (as well as a few other items), so make sure you polish until your pages shine!
How to Enter
Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow reopens to queries January 23.
Nelson Literary (Kristin Nelson and Sara Megibow) reopens January 4.
kt Literary (Kate Schafer Testerman) reopens January 9.
*Feel free to let me know about others in the comments!
A few tasty Agent Tweets from mid-December to now:
JillCorcoran Jill Corcoran, The Herman Agency
would love to see PLAYING FOR PIZZA or THE ART OF FIELDING for teens! If you got it, pls sub to firstname.lastname@example.org #fb
JillCorcoran Jill Corcoran
YA ROMANTIC COMEDIES--BRING 'EM ON! READ A SAMPLE OF WHAT I LOVE http://nblo.gs/rOxDR
sarahlapolla Sarah LaPolla, Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Writers: Please make your 2012 resolution be to stop querying vampire/werewolf/zombie novels. Amazed by how many I still get.
sarahlapolla Sarah LaPolla
Don't throw them away. Just shelf them. If you're still seeing 1,000 similar titles in bookstores it means yours probably won't get through.
EyeOnFlux Brian Farrey-Latz , Flux Editor
Wish list for Inbox 2012: no more car wrecks resulting in memory/identity loss. (I lost count of how many I read in 2011.)
jennybent Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency
Romance writers! TBA is actively looking for romance clients. Follow guidelines on website, subject line: ROMANCE. http://bit.ly/hS6UJE
*On a personal note, thank you so much for your comments regarding my sister's situation (see the post before this one), and for sticking around the blog despite my break in posting. This community means so much to me, and I look forward to catching up with everyone!