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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.


Round #2 Nominee Announced

October 23rd, 2012 | The second nominee for America's Next Author has been announced: Lin Clements!

The second round of America's Next Author is complete, and the newest nominee has been chosen. Lin Clements is the winner of the second nomination. Congrats, Lin!

Round #3 has begun today. All author ranks have been reset, and you'll see a new ranking tomorrow with new data. Another batch of great new stories has been added into the mix.

If you're not yet in the contest but have been thinking about joining, now is a good time. There are still a total of 10 nominations left (6 from the weekly rounds and 4 wildcards). Sign up!

Good luck!

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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!