Contest Description

Thinking of Writing a Novel this November? Always wanted to write but haven’t had the time? We’ve got you covered!

With the launch of our Novel Writing Bootcamp, and as a proud sponsor of National Novel Writing Month 2018, November is a huge time for Inkitt’s Novel Writing Community. And we have some exciting news for you!

Upload your book to our November Novel Writing Contest to be in with a chance of winning $200 and having an editorial feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt, award-winning editor of The Martian and the literary guru at the heart of Inkitt’s FREE Novel Writing Bootcamp.

Whether you’re following the advice of Bryan in our Bootcamp or participating in NaNoWriMo 2018, we encourage you to submit your novels chapter by chapter throughout November so that you can get feedback from your fellow writers and readers while you work. Our Novel Writing Contest offers a fantastic community for you to connect with other authors and seek motivation during your novel-writing journey.

  • Authors retain all rights to works submitted to the contest
  • (Note: Submissions can only be posted from a computer)

    • Accepting new, in-progress original works
    • Submissions close on November 30th, but voting will continue for an additional week
    • All stories must be rated appropriately by their authors and authors should be at least 13 years old.
    • Before submitting a story be sure to check our guidelines page to ensure that you comply with our publication rules.
    • Only novels over 50,000 words will be eligible to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
    • Only novels newly started this November will be accepted. Previously written books will be disqualified from the contest.
    • The winner is going to be determined by Inkitt based on reader engagement, with votes also counting for 20% of the final decision
    • You must own all rights
    • No entry fee
    • All genres except fan fiction accepted
    • Novels must be in English

    Prizes for Winners

    1st Place (only possible for novels over 50,000 words)

    $200

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    Golden badge on your profile

    Special promotion for your story

    2nd Place (only possible for novels over 50,000 words)

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    Silver badge on your profile

    Special promotion for your story

    3rd Place (only possible for novels over 50,000 words)

    Professional feedback session with Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    Bronze badge on your profile

    Special promotion for your story

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    About Us:

    Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.