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America's Next Author
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.


Bonus Wildcard #1 Soon ...

November 1st, 2012 | The first wildcard nomination will be announced next week.

Good news for those struggling to break into the top spots of the ranking! The first bonus wildcard will be chosen by our jury and announced next Wednesday. 

To be considered, you must collect at least 50 Quickvotes and 10 new reviews during the next week. Your story doesn't have to reach any specific position in the rankings, but this will award someone with a well-written story who is making an honest effort at promoting their story online. 

By making a push for more votes and reviews this week, you'll not only get a chance at a wildcard, but you'll certainly gain more readers along the way.

Check out our recent news article Fun Link Ideas for more info on how to promote your Author Page online.

December 18th, 2012
The winner of America's Next Author 2012 has been announced! [...]
December 7th, 2012
Questions and answers about the Battle Round. [...]
Goodbye For Now!
I won't be America's Next Author this year, but maybe next year ... [...]
Like a Criminal
Mystery Writer (6)
We're not all cut out for a life of crime. [...]
Big Breaks and Little Breaks
Mystery Writer (5)
How one Facebook message brought me from frustrated and upset to excited and motivated. [...]
The Future Bestsellers
Mystery Writer (4)
The wild ride continues ... who will be the first wildcard nominee? Will I learn enough about online promotion to get hired for a job in marketing? ;) [...]
Image Is Everything
Mystery Writer (3)
This week I put a lot of effort into improving my ANA author page, and I think it's starting to pay off. [...]
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!