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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.


Ready for Round #2?

October 15th, 2012 | If you haven't joined yet and you want to be included in Round #2, enter your story before 8 PM (Eastern time) tonight.

A lot of aspiring authors are joining America's Next Author every day. Round #2 is going to bring another batch of interesting, funny, scary, and engaging stories.

If you want to enter a story in time for Nomination Round #2, make sure to submit before 8 PM (Eastern time) tonight. Submissions after that date and time - if they make it past our initial screening - will join America's Next Author in the next week. 

Even if you don't meet tonight's deadline, you can use the coming week as time to prepare by making sure you have your Facebook profile and friends ready to start voting for you. Also, take a look at our current participants. You'll see some that are taking full advantage of the possibilities to personalize their Author page with a large banner, great author portraits, and a well-written biography. Being a successful author depends in part on how you present yourself, and America's Next Author is helping authors to present themselves in the best possible light.

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!