You have from now until Feb. 7th, 2010 to get your entry in for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest!
Admittedly, I forgot about this contest and so I don’t think I have enough time to get anything in for it (all my manuscripts need serious work before they’re ready for submission), but if you have something that’s ready to go… why not?
The prize they’re offering is publication with Penguin books, plus a $15,000 advance. Not too shabby for a first-time author!
I haven’t read all the material on the website about the contest, so I can’t say for sure whether there’s any ‘fine print’ to be aware of. All I know is that it sure sounds like a fantastic opportunity to get your work out there and directly in front of the eyes of editors from a highly respected publisher.
If you’ve entered this contest before, what was your experience like? If you haven’t entered, what’s keeping you from submitting something this time around?