Inkitt Contest Winners 2017

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With the year coming to a close, we wanted to take a minute to congratulate all of the authors who entered into one of the Inkitt Novel Contests in 2017. It has been amazing to see such great talent in the community! We had 25 contest winners over the last 12 months, all of whom won publishing contacts with Inkitt and had their dreams of having their novel’s published come true. Below you will find a list of the new talent that joined the Inkitt Family this year, and their published (or soon to be published!) titles.

We can’t wait for the new year, for more contests winners, and for our family to grow even bigger! There is still time to enter our December Contest which closes at midnight tonight. Submit your work by clicking here and you could be a published author by 2018!

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  1. Peter parsons on

    I submitted a novel back early in the summer and have never heard a single word about it since, nor have my questions about it been answered.

    • Hey Peter, I am so sorry to hear this! I spoke to Lauren, our Authors Community Manager, and she will be in touch with you about your work very soon.

  2. I want to know the winners of the months of November and December. In this page there is only the winners up to October.

    • Hi Vicaria, the winners for November and December will be announced soon and will be added here as well. Keep an eye out for the update! 🙂

      • Hi, I’ve entered my novel in the novelist contest early June this year. It says submissions close on the 30th. I’d like to know when the winners will be announced, and I’ve also noticed there hasn’t been any winners throughout 2018. Thank you.

      • Hi Amina,

        Thank you for the message! Typically, it takes a few months for us to announce winners due to the volume of submissions and also our team’s publishing schedule and time to finalize contracts. At the moment, this has been taking a bit longer, which is why you have not seen any updates. We will be updating the winners list as soon as we have more information, so stay tuned. If you need anything else, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]!

  3. I have 2 books ready to submit, and they have covers I wanted. So were my books any good would you use these?

    Also if a book is too long – 400+ pages and has 4 separate characters telling their story, would it be wise to make it Book 1 and 2.

    Thank you

    • Hi Robert. We would love to have your works onto our website for our readers to enjoy. For your books to be considered for publication they need to have a proven track record of engagement, re-engagement, and sharing, so the collected data bar on your analytics page will be a handy indicator. As for your book, we don’t have per say a limit on how long books should be, but keeping in mind the above, it might be wiser to upload separate books depending on the characters view points. That will make it easier for readers to be engaged.

  4. Micaela Beck on

    when are winners chosen and how soon are they contacted? Is there a way for serious new authors to contact someone at Inkitt personally?

    • Due to the volume of submissions, communication with authors, and finalizing publishing deals, it can take up to three months (*Subject to Change*) for winners to be announced.
      We update our contest winners page when the final decisions have been made. If you would like to speak to anyone personally at Inkitt you can contact our support team who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

    • Hi there! There are definitely contests going on for 2018. Each month we hold a contest, where you can submit your work. To submit your work to the contest, simply submit your work to our platform and in your settings tab under contests submit your work for our writing contest. Hope this helps.

  5. Hi,
    I’ve posted my book ‘Deadly Secrets’ on your website and it’s slowly building a readership, getting reviews, and votes. The analytics are moving up. At what stage do you determine if the book will be offered a publishing contract / wins a competition? Does it win in the month it reaches the necessary ‘analytics’ or is there a cut off time?

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