About the contest

Submit your novel now for the chance to get published! 40,000 words or more – no other criteria! It’s time for you to bring your manuscript into the light and show it off to the world. We are looking for tomorrow's best-sellers!

Essentially, we want to help you do what you've always dreamed of doing, and get that story out of your notebook, off of your computer, and onto bookshelves! Enter Inkitt’s first ever Novel-Length writing contest and embrace the possibilities!

What you win

We'll get you published!

The winning author gets an offer from Inkitt to help them get a publishing deal.

Inkitt will act as your agent and offer a contract. Terms will be negotiated based on the author's individual needs.

Contest Terms

  • Accepting finished, novel-length stories of any genre
  • Minimum word count is 40,000 words
  • Previously self-published books are accepted as well
  • In order to submit a novel, authors must make it publicly available on the Inkitt platform by pasting the text into the story editor
  • Submissions and voting both end on October 1st
  • Voting is only one factor of the evaluation process, all submissions will be considered
  • All stories must be rated appropriately by their authors
  • 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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    Prizes for Winners

    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.