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 for you to bring your manuscripts into the light and show them off to the world. This time we are looking for three novels to publish!

The three winners of the StoryPeak Novel Contest will be determined by Inkitt based on how their novels perform amongst their readership. Inkitt will only analyze stories that have 100 readers. Therefore every novel is limited to only 100 readers. Authors have a dashboard where they can see how many people have 'booked' to read their novel and the current level of their readers' satisfaction.

  • 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:
    • The author receives 85% of net earnings if the license is sold to an A-list publisher (e.g. Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, MacMillan or HarperCollins)
    • The author receives 50% of Inkitt’s net earnings if the work is published solely by Inkitt.
  • Submission Period: 12am (PST) July 25th - 12am (PST) August 21st
  • Reading Deadline: 12am (PST) August 22nd - 12am (PST) August 29th

What you win

StoryPeak Novel Contest Winners

Three winning novels will be offered a publishing deal from Inkitt (this will also include cover design and editing), a custom Inkitt coffee mug and a custom Inkitt notepad.

All Top 10% participants receive a "Top 10%" badge on their profile

Tina Gayle is an author with over thirty novels published by indie press. Tina is happy to answer any questions you have during the StoryPeak Novel Contest about expanding your readership and finding readers that love your novel.

Contest Terms

  • Accepting finished novels with a minimum of 40,000 words of any genre.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miscellaneous
    • In order to submit a novel, authors must make it publicly available on Inkitt's StoryPeak Novel Contest website, by pasting the text into the story editor.
    • Your novel will be considered for publication once it gets 100 readers and depending on the engagement level of your satisfied readers.
    • The winners will be announced on Inkitt.com, on social media, and by email to all participants.
    • All prizes will be awarded, as specified in the Prizes Description below:
    • Sponsors and Promoters of this contest: Inkitt GmbH, Potsdamer Straße 63 11-13, 10785 Berlin, Germany
    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.