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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.


Wildcards Revealed

December 3rd, 2012 | Four wildcard nominees were announced in a live event on Twitter and Facebook.

Today between 2 and 4 PM EST we hosted a live event on Twitter and Facebook, in which we announced the four jury-selected wildcard nominees.

The wildcard nominees are:

Harlen Bayha

John Feldman

Kate Baggott

Jen Barton

Thank you to our jury members for their tireless work over the past few days. We made their lives difficult because we wanted every participant in #ANA2012 to have a fair chance at getting a nomination by having their story read. Big thanks to Autumn Stephens, Chauncey Mabe, Sandy Diaz, and Peter McCarthy!

We also announced that a surprise bonus wildcard nomination would be revealed tomorrow along with the Round #8 nominee. This will be an author who did an amazing job promoting their story and was consistently near the top of the Author Ranking week after week.

Congratulations to all nominees!

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