Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
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The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) is a contest sponsored by Amazon.com, Penguin Group, Hewlett Packard, CreateSpace and BookSurge to publish and promote a manuscript by an unknown or unpublished author.
Amazon introduced the Breakthrough Novel Award in 2007. The first competition began in late 2007 and ended in early 2008. A maximum of 5,000 manuscripts were accepted during the contest period, which ran between October 1, 2007 and November 5, 2007. In mid-January 2008, up to 836 authors were selected as semi-finalists and received a capsule review of their manuscript from Publishers Weekly. On February 19, 2008, 100 semi-finalists had their manuscripts read by Penguin editors.
On March 3, 2008, the top ten finalists were announced. All received a prize package from HP and a self-publishing package from BookSurge.
- The Hellraiser of Hollywood Hills by Jennifer Colt
- Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson
- Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
- The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer
- The Butterflies of Grand Canyon by Margaret Erhart
- Ring of Lies by Karen Laugel
- Fresh Kills by Bill Loehfelm
- Motherless Children by Randall Luce
- The Prospect of My Arrival by Dwight Okita
- Wrecking Civilization Before Lunch by John Ring
Amazon customers voted to pick the grand-prize winner. The top three received a trip to New York City. On April 7, 2008, Fresh Kills by Bill Loehfelm was announced as the first winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Loehfelm won a larger prize package from HP and a $25,000 advance on a publishing contract with Penguin.
- Conclave: A Journal of Character, a literary journal formed by participants in the 2008 contest
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