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America's Next Author
THE FIRST SOCIAL WRITING CONTEST!
America's Next Author is the first real social writing contest. Winners will be chosen based on a unique combination of votes from readers and publishing industry experts.

Seven more rounds!

Mystery Writer (1)

When I first got the email notifying me that my story was accepted for America's Next Author, I was really excited and even a little nervous.

I believe that my writing is pretty good, and I participate in a writing critique group, but having one of my stories available for the world to judge is very different.

Within a couple days I got another email from the America's Next Author administrators. They told me that I was one of the first to join, and asked if I'd like to contribute to a column for the contest website that would show what the process is like for a participant. I was humbled and excited to have been approached for this, and agreed right away. This is my first column and it will be followed by many more as the contest progresses.

I'm not allowed to give my name, since that would create an unfair advantage ... but I might try to sneak in a hint or two ;) I can say that I'm a 30-something who has been writing for a few years and hoping to become successful enough to quit my day job. I think that America's Next Author is a great opportunity to get exposure, and it could be a serious step towards becoming a published author.

I can't wait until voting starts! I've told all of my online and offline friends to vote for my story, and I really hope that everyone else will like it. I've put a lot of thought and revision into it, and I think it might have a shot at being nominated.

To all of my fellow writers: I wish you all the best of luck! And don't worry if I get the first nomination. There will still be seven more rounds for you :)

 

DECEMBER 18th 2012
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Image Is Everything
Mystery Writer (3)
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My First Week Experience
Mystery Writer (2)
Voting, reviews, Facebook, Tweets, links ... so busy! [...]
Seven more rounds!
Mystery Writer (1)
When I first got the email notifying me that my story was accepted for America's Next Author, I was really excited and even a little nervous. [...]
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America's Next Author is the first social writing contest. Friends, family, fans and publishing industry experts will read authors' submissions and nominate their favorite to be America's next major author. Everyone can participate!