The Battle Round has begun!
Here's how it works: The fourteen nominees will be randomly paired in seven head-to-head battles. You must carefully consider these two nominees and choose the author with the best story. After you vote on the first pair, you'll be presented with another pair, and another, until you've seen all nominees.
Each author has provided a paragraph of text to tell you why he or she should win. We also want to encourage you to read the authors' stories, even if you're just here to vote for a friend or family member, so you can make the best decision possible.
You can only go through this voting process once, so make it count! If you complete all seven voting rounds, you can enter to win an iPad.
A Battle Ranking will be calculated based on your votes. This will be updated daily, and you'll have to be logged in to see it. If you return to the website to check the ranking without being logged in, you'll see a prompt to login. This is because you can't see the current ranking until you've finished voting (otherwise your choices could be influenced unfairly).
At the end of the week, the three authors with the highest score will move on to the Jury Round. Our jury will decide which two of these authors will win $500, and which one will win $5000 and the title America's Next Author.
Start The Battle Now!