A fellow writer mentioned a contest a couple of weeks back, the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. After getting two rejections (technically three, as one rejection was for two pieces) less than a week apart, I figured, hey, it can’t hurt. After all, Amazon sells just about every thing and the lucky people who make the final cut will get a bigger lump sum of money than most publishers dole out now days. For a mostly unpublished author, that could be the stepping stone to a real writing career.
So, by February 13th, I’ll know whether or not I make the first cut. For those of you interested in the contest, better hurry. Only three more days remain before the deadline, assuming they don’t hit the 10,000 entry cut-off before then.
1 in 10,000.
While not exactly amazing odds, it’s better than playing the lottery. Just entering the contest scores each entrant a discount code for their Kindle-ready conversion service. Seeing as how I had plans to self e-pub the novel I submitted, I figure it’s a win-win situation.
In the interim, stories await.
*UPDATE: Didn’t make the cut. 😦