About the contest

Inkitt's Writing Contest

Inspired by authors, informed by algorithms, and connected by over 1.5 million readers and writers worldwide, Inkitt is opening a new chapter of your writing!

Inkitt’s Writing Contests regularly give authors the opportunity to share their books with readers around the world and showcase their talents.

Our monthly cash prizes give you the chance to win money with your writing.

What you win

Monthly cash prizes

Each month one grand prize winner, and two runners up will be selected.

1st prize: $300 and an exclusive badge for your book cover.
2nd prize: $100
3rd prize: $50

Judged by our algorithm, the author with the most reader engagement will be chosen as the winner at the end of the contest. So make sure to get plenty of readers, likes, comments and shares on your book, as this increases your chances of winning!

Contest Terms

  • Cash prize winners are selected monthly
  • Winners are chosen judged on their reader engagement. This is a combination of likes, reads and reviews.
  • Winning authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same story
  • We collect data on your submission from the day you join.
  • Contests are not genre specific, but poetry and fanfiction will not be accepted
  • You may submit multiple entries over multiple months
  • The minimum word count per submission is 20,000 words
  • Novels must be in English
  • You must own the rights to the novel
  • Previously or currently self-published books are accepted
  • You retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt
  • It may take up to 3 months for Inkitt to announce winners
  • All non-winning entrants will roll over into the next month unless they leave the contest or win.

Check out our Fanfiction Writing Contest and Short Story Contest.
Prizes for Winners

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.