For each of us the goals are different. But perhaps our writer's calendar for 2013 is still not complete!
Perhaps it's time to add a few more opportunities to our writer's calendar. Contest wins look great on query letters. They get your published or unpublished book publicity. Some contests -- like the Amazon Breakthough Novel Award Contest, below -- can even get your book published. Consider these 2013 contests as you're making your writer's calendar for 2013!
1.) The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest! Entries to this one are due this week! The breakthrough novel award is an opportunity to win a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing.
Now in its sixth year, this international contest promises to be the best yet. One Grand Prize winner will receive a publishing contract with an advance of $50,000, and four First Prize winners will each receive a publishing contract with an advance of $15,000.
Leapfrog is a small publisher. The contest is for Adult Fiction and Children's Fiction (middle grade and YA only*). Any novella- or novel-length work of fiction, including short-story collections, not previously published** is eligible. The minimum length is 22,000*** words; there is no maximum length.
All unpublished stories submitted in short-story collections will automatically be considered for publication in Crossborder. This may be a wonderful opportunity for many authors. It is hightly recommended by writermorphosis that you read all the rules on all contests before you submit to them.