Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award News

I am in TOTAL shock.

I mentioned in an earlier post that my novel, Visions, made the Top 1000 (out of 5000) in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, based on my 300-word pitch. I also mentioned that Visions wouldn’t be going any farther in this contest because it needed to be seriously rewritten.

Apparently, I was wrong. Oh, it still needs to be seriously rewritten.

But Visions made it into the Top 250 (out of 1000), based on a read of the first 5000 words! I am still in total shock!

The judges for the young adult side of this contest are:

  • Regina Hayes, President and Publisher of Viking Children’s Books
  • Charlie Olsen, Agent at InkWell Management
  • Andrea Cremer, New York Times best-selling author, Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose

A huge THANK YOU to the judges who liked the beginning of my story enough to send me to the next round!

http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Novel-Award-Books/b?ie=UTF8&node=332264011

Next up? The Top 250 will be whittled down to the Top 50, based on a full manuscript read. Yikes! Results will be posted on April 24, 2012.

Pitches and excerpts of the Top 250 are currently posted on Amazon for reader review. The formatting is a bit awkward – weird symbols pop up where italics should be – but hopefully this will be fixed soon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000778871_pglink_9?ie=UTF8&plgroup=8&docId=1000778871&plpage=9

Let me know what’s going on with your writing world. I love to hear success stories!

Happy Writing!

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8 thoughts on “Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award News

  1. Writerlious says:

    How exciting! I love Andrea Cremer, btw –they’ve got some great judges on this. :) I hope you go all the way. Best of luck.

    Erin

  2. hannahkarena says:

    Congrats! Every year I think my novel will be ready in time to submit to this contest, but it never is. What an awesome achievement! Hope your book keeps going :]

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