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Contest Description

Win $1000! No submission fees!

Submit your finished sci-fi novel of 40,000 words or more for the chance to win $1000

Top performers will be determined by the Inkitt algorithm. Genre contest winners will be moved on to the Final Round for a chance to win the $1000 grand prize (Note: Submissions can only be posted from a computer)

  • Novels in the top 10%, according to the algorithm, will be moved on to the Final Round
  • We're accepting finished sci-fi novels 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

Submission Deadline

11:59pm PST on December 15th

Prizes for Winners

The top preforming novels in the genre contest will be shifted into the Final Round for the chance to face off against other genres winners for the 1000 USD grand prize

Publishing Terms

By entering the contest, authors will retain all rights to their submitted works.

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