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America's Next Author is the first social writing contest! The winning story will be chosen based on votes from fans and readers. There is no entry fee. Grand Prize: $5000!
This is not your average writing contest
. In most writing contests, authors are left in the dark without ever knowing what other people entered or why they didn't win. We wanted to change all that and make our writing contest a transparent and social experience. Instead of being boring and frustrating, America's Next Author is fun and exciting.
The competition will have ten nomination rounds in which the top-ranked author of that week will be nominated for the finals. Well-written, engaging stories are important, but authors can also influence their chances of winning by mobilizing their fans
online. This gives contestants the opportunity to gain exposure as an author by building an online following, and winners will get press coverage and the chance to have a book published.
Each contestant will get their own Author Page. This page will display an author photo, bio, and the full text of the author's story. This means that all of the contestants can read each other's work, and each author can build an online profile and gain worldwide exposure.
Our panel of judges is made up of experienced professionals from the publishing world, and they will be reading the entries and providing authors with valuable feedback. Participation in America's Next Author will be a career boost and an excellent learning experience.
America's Next Author is organized by veteran eBook retailer eBookMall.com
, reseller of eBooks from some of the world's biggest publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Random House and MacMillan.