Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hey, Why Not?

Submitted Leonard for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It's an annual contest sponsored by CreateSpace, Penguin Group, Publisher's Weekly, and of course, Amazon.com.

The Grand Prize is a publishing contract with Penguin that includes a $25k advance. Not too shabby!

They're only accepting a maximum of 10k manuscripts so the way I look at it, my odds of being chosen are much better than winning the lottery!

3/17 Update: Didn't make it past the first round. Rats!

2 comments:

Nicoleen said...

Hi Roger

Good luck with Leonard! Where do you get your energy? You seem to have a staggering amount of projects going at the same time. The best thing is 25k upfront buys a lot of coffee.

Roger Eschbacher said...

Thanks, Nicoleen! Things are pretty slow in publishing so I'll take all good wishes I can get!

As far as buying a lot of coffee goes...if I win I may just have to purchase one of them fancy espresso machines! Pure caffeinated bliss!