In less than 2 months 2014 will be gone. Forever.
For my part I will spend last days of this year finishing a new manuscript (a YA summer camp themed romantic comedy). I will also be contemplating whether or not to enter said manuscript in a writing contest.
To get warmed up I compiled a list of writing competitions that caught my eye.
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Amazon.com’s yearly manuscript competition which includes a YA category.
In 2014 Amazon received about 10,000 entries. They chose a finalist from each of the five fiction categories, all of which received an Amazon publishing contract and a $15,000 advance. Of the five finalists, they select a Grand Prize winner who received a $50,000 advance.
2015 Deadline: TBA – usually February