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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.


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And become America's Next Author

October 10th, 2012 | Even though the first round of this exciting contest has started, it is still possible to join America's Next Author

You can still join! Even though the first round has already started, you can still take a shot at becoming America's Next Author by signing up and entering a short story (2500-5000 words). There will be eight nomination rounds in total, so if you sign up this week you'll be able to participate in seven, which is still plenty of time to get a lot of votes and support. 

Joining this week might even give you an advantage because you can look at what the current participants have submitted. Don't be afraid to join -- there are almost 200 entries so far and we expect the number to go up each week. The authors that join in the first fews weeks have the best chance of winning!


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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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!