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Monday, October 1, 2007 2:22 pm
Tired of Online Writing Contests Yet?
Posted by: Keir Graff

I guess this is the publishing world’s version of reality TV shows (“Amazon Launches Debut Novel Contest,” Publishers Weekly):

Amazon is getting into the author-writing contest arena, launching the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award today in cooperation with Penguin and Hewlett-Packard. Amazon will accept submissions through November 5 and the winner will have his or her novel published by Penguin, which is also offering a $25,000 advance. PW will serve as preliminary judges of the material as well.


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