About the contest

Win one of three publishing offers from Inkitt! No submission fees!

Submit your finished novel, 40,000 words or more – no fan fiction, no other limitations on genre! It’s time to bring your manuscripts into the light and show them off to the world. We are once again looking for three novels to publish!

The three winners will be determined based on their 'Contest Success Analytics'.

What you win

Three winning novels will be offered a publishing deal from Inkitt with the following terms:

Publishing Terms
  • By entering the contest, authors will retain all rights to their submitted works.
  • The best three novels will be offered a publishing deal from Inkitt with the following terms:
    • 50% of the royalties
    • A dedicated online marketing team with an initial budget of up to $6000
    • Editing
    • Cover Design
    • A free copy of Rough Draft, the up and coming writing app

    Travis Luedke is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Travis is happy to answer any questions you have throughout The Novelist about expanding your readership and finding readers that love your novel.

Contest Terms

  • All novelists will have access to an exclusive dashboard where they can view the amount of reading-data that has been gathered on their novel
  • Once they reach 100%, they will be considered for publication at the end of 'The Novelist' contest
  • We're accepting finished novels of any genre with a minimum of 40,000 words
  • You have to own all the rights in order to participate. Only original novels are accepted
  • Previously self-published books are accepted as well
  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • We accept submissions from all over the world, but only in the English language
  • There are no submission fees, anyone is free to participate, no purchase necessary
  • Before submitting a story, be sure to check our guidelines page to ensure that you comply with all of our publication rules
  • Miscellaneous
    • The winners will be announced on Inkitt.com, on social media, and by email to all participants
    Meanwhile, make sure you check out one of our current contests:
    Prizes for Winners

    About Us

    Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.