Enter Inkitt’s Midsummer Mystery Writing Contest!

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Win Cash Prizes and Exclusive Social Media Promotion!

Enter Inkitt’s Midsummer Mystery Writing Contest for a chance to win $950 in cash prizes and exclusive social media promotion, all while platforming your work to over 2 million active users!


Mystery, suspense, and thriller writers! If you write captivating cliffhangers or you’re a lover of mysterious storylines, our Midsummer Mystery Writing Contest is perfect for you! 


It’s easy! Enter like this:

  • Upload your book to your Inkitt profile.
  • Visit the contest page inkitt.com/mystery-contest.
  • Click Submit Your Novel.


By August 31st.


  • There are cash prizes!
  • It’s free to enter.
  • You’ll start building a reader base.
  • You’re already writing it, so why not enter it?
  • Did we mention cash prizes?

Prize Details:

Winners will be announced on the contest homepage one week after the deadline for submissions. 

  • 1st place: $650, an exclusive badge for your book cover and an Inkitt social media feature
  • 2nd place: $200, a badge for your book cover and an Inkitt social media feature
  • 3rd place: $100, and a badge for your book cover

Terms and Conditions:

  • Submissions must be original and written in English to be considered for winning prizes. 
  • Submissions must be a minimum of 7,500 words.
  • Both ongoing and completed works will be accepted.

For additional information on how to submit your novel to the contest, please visit: How Do Inkitt Contests Work?

Good luck writers!

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About Author

Tabitha Lord is the award-winning author of the HORIZON series. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, two spoiled cats, and lovable black lab.

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