About the contest

Thriller / Mystery | No word limit

What you win

1st Place

$50 cash and 5 printed copies with custom typography

2nd Place

$40 Cash

3rd Place

$30 Cash

Contest Terms

  • Authors will retain all rights to work submitted to the contest.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but each individual participant may win only one prize.
  • Physical prizes can only be shipped to the United States, Canada, countries in the EU, and Australia/New Zealand. Cash prizes can only be transferred to PayPal supported countries.
  • There is no age requirement for participation but all stories must be rated appropriately by their authors.
  • Inkitt staff are not eligible to receive prizes, or be chosen as winners.
  • Before submitting a story be sure to check our guidelines page to ensure that you comply with all of our publication rules.
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    About Us:

    Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.