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!