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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.


Prize Winners!

November 26th, 2012 | The winners of the ANA review-writing contest have been announced.

All throughout the America's Next Author contest, there has been a sub-contest running. Anyone who wrote four or more quality reviews was automatically entered to win either an iPad or a Sony Reader. The winners were chosen today.

Apple iPad Winner

The winner of the iPad is Lisa Rose!

Sony Reader Winner

The winner of the Sony Reader is Elly Helcl!

Interestingly, both of these winners are also authors with stories in the contest. They were chosen at random, which almost made us decide to run the software again to get at least one non-author. But we decided to stick with the first results since that's the fairest choise, and it's awesome that these two writers put so much effort into leaving honest, constructive feedback for their fellow contestants.

We also want to thank everyone who's been posting quality reviews. Keep posting them! The authors will need your votes and feedback in Round #8, which is the last chance to get a nomination.

Congratulations, Lisa and Elly! You will be contacted with further information about how to claim your prizes.

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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!