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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.


Review Prizes Coming Soon!

November 21st, 2012 | Write four or more reviews before Monday for a chance to win an Apple iPad or Sony Reader.

All throughout the contest we've been promising prizes for people who leave quality reviews on four or more ANA stories. The time is near! One iPad and one Sony Reader will be awarded on Monday, November 26th.

If you haven't already, start reading and reviewing. There are over 400 stories in ANA that you can read for free online (and even download as PDFs).

How To Enter

1. Write at least four reviews.

2. Make sure your reviews are intelligent, engaging, informative, and fair.

3. You must be 18+ years of age.

4. That's it! If you're the winner, we'll contact you.

The more reviews you write, and the better they are (giving the authors valuable insights and observations), the greater your chance of winning!

Authors really can benefit from your feedback in order to improve their writing. It's crucial for authors to know what readers think of their stories, writing style, and structure. Don't be afraid to express what you believe, but back up your opinion, too.

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. [...]
America's Next Author

#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!