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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.


Last Chance to Enter!

November 23rd, 2012 | The final deadline for submissions is this Monday at 8PM EST.

As you know by now, America's Next Author has eight nomination rounds in which the top-ranked author from each week is "nominated" for a spot in the final battle round.

We're in the midst of Round #7 right now, which means that the last round will start this Tuesday. The open submission period will end this Monday before the last round starts. No new entries will be accepted after Round #8 begins, since at that point there will be no more nomination rounds to particpate in.

Authors can still submit this week in order to participate in the last nomination round. Submissions must be received by 8 PM EST on Monday. Sign up here.

If you know any authors who want to join, tell them to hurry up! They'll have one week to get as many votes as possible, plus they'll have a chance for a wildcard nomination.

We hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and will have a safe Black Friday without getting trampled or elbowed in the face ... maybe it would just be safer to stay at home to read and review ANA stories.

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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#ANA2012 | What Fans Have To Say


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!