About the contest

Exclusive Offer: Calling all students! Want to win $500 and a publishing deal? Enter our student scholarship program by submitting your novel! 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 bestsellers!

Over 90% of our publications make it into the top 100 on Amazon and we're publishing a book a week. All contest entries are viable for publication. The 100 best-performing authors among our readers will be entered into a lottery to win a $500 scholarship.

What You Get If We Publish You?

  • Inkitt Invests A Minimum $6,000 in Your Book Marketing
  • Proven Amazon Top 100 Strategy
  • A Dedicated Marketing Team
  • Professional Editing & Cover
  • 25% Royalties

About Us

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Our first novel launched mid 2016, and since then we’ve published 18 books, 17 of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon.
Students of any discipline enrolled at a High School or University and recent graduates who have completed their degree within the last 3 years are eligible to win.

Manuscripts uploaded should exceed 20,000-word count and should be uploaded on the Inkitt platform.
Competition ends midnight, June 24, 2017.
Curious to know more? Read what our published author, Simone Elise, says about Inkitt here.

How Inkitt Made My Book A Bestseller

Terms of the contest


What you win

One winner will be chosen to win a $500 scholarship and has a chance to become published with Inkitt.

Contest Terms

  • One winner will be chosen to win a $500 scholarship and has a chance to become published with Inkitt
  • No entry fee
  • All fiction genres except fan fiction accepted
  • Author must own all rights
  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • Novels must be in English
  • You retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt
  • Previously or currently self-published books are accepted
  • The winner is going to be determined by Inkitt based on reader engagement
  • Required word counts per genre for publication:
  • Erotica - 20,000
  • Romance - 40,000
  • Mystery - 60,000
  • Thriller - 60,000
  • Horror - 60,000
  • Sci-Fi - 80,000
  • Fantasy - 80,000
  • YA - 40,000

  • If you win, you must be willing to extend your manuscript to the mandatory word count if your work is below our requirements
  • 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.