My wife sells jewelry! Treat yourself to some bling!Treat yourself to some bling!
I am an Affiliate, and I warmly invite you to shop using my store!

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial
Join HBO Free Trial

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Back around the beginning of this month, I heard about this contest that was holding. They were accepting the first 5,000 pitches from (wannabe) novelists, with the top prize being a publishing contract with Penguin Books and a $15,000 advance.

So I entered, and I started to watch the calendar for the key dates. The first was today, where the 5,000 were whittled down to 1,000 based on the pitch alone. I held my breath as I looked down the list, feeling like the high school kid hoping he made the varsity basketball team. There it was -- Pearson -- Learn Me Good!

I made the first cut!! I'm in the upper 20% Now, they review the first 5,000 words of the manuscript and whittle the 1,000 down to 250 on March 23rd.

Wish me luck!!


Anonymous said...


Miss Panda said...

Good Luck!!! This book deserves it! Congratulations!

Almost American said...

Congratulations! Here's hoping you make it all the way to the final prize!

HappyChyck said...

Wahoo! That is awesome!

Margaret English said...

Well done fella! That is very cool and no doubt richly deserved.

Anonymous said...

Good luck! LOVE the book--you deserve every bit of it!

PS: My word verification is "gamete". Heehee. I have the mentality of a twelve-year-old with a good vocabulary...

Mister Teacher said...

Thank you all!! Sorry I have been delinquent in my blog responses!!

I really appreciate your support!