Tag Archives: YA Novel

CONTEST – Amazon Breakthrough Novel

19 Jan

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Deadline: February 6th, 2011 (application window begins January 24th) *Maximum 5,000 entries per category

Fee: Free

Prize: 2 Grand Prizes (1 for General Fiction, 1 for Young Adult): a publishing contract with Penguin with a $15,000 advance  * Additional prizes offered

 Type: Fiction Novel: General/YA 

 Specifics: Please see the official rules.

Special Notes: Applicants must be unpublished or self-published. 

 How: Register at  www.createspace.com/abna

CONTEST: Delacorte Press – YA Novel

22 Nov

Opportunity is knocking. Will you open the door?


Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/writingcontests/

Deadline: December 31, 2010 (postmarked after October 1, 2010)

Fee: FREE!

Prize: A book contract worth $1,500 in cash and a $7,500 advance against royalties.

Type: Young Adult Novel

Specifics: 100-224 page typewritten manuscript with a contemporary setting, suitable for readers ages 12 to 18 Include abrief plot summary and cover page. See website for more details.

Special Notes: Unpublished (YA Novels) US & Canadian writers. Manuscripts submitted to a previous Delacorte Press contest are not eligible. Exclusive submissions only (including agents). The judges reserve the right not to award a prize (as was the case recently in 2008, 2007 & 2004).


Delacorte Press Contest

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