If you haven't already heard, this Sunday, Feb. 16th, is the opening day of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014! So get your entries ready because this is a really big deal.
Here's why you should be excited about this award:
1. The Grand Prize Winner receives a $50,000 advance.
2. Four First Prize winners will each receive a publishing contract with an advance of $15,000.
3. The contest is open to five popular genres: general fiction, romance mystery/thriller, science fiction/fantasy/horror, and young adult.
All you have to do is make a really strong pitch of up to 300 words. If your pitch sounds interesting enough, you'll make it to the next round and be asked to submit an excerpt of your work (3,000 - 5,000 words). Then if you make it to the next stage, you will submit the entire manuscript for review.
For more details on how to enter, visit the contest web page here.
Good luck everyone!!