About the contest

Inkitt's Writing Contest

Inspired by authors, informed by algorithms, and connected by over a 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 quarterly publishing prize gives you the chance to win an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal! Read more about GALATEA.

Our monthly cash prize gives you the chance to win money with your writing.

What you win

Quarterly Publishing Prize

Enter our writing contest for the chance to win an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal.

Read more about GALATEA

Running every three months, one lucky author will have the opportunity to bring their book to life with this lucrative publishing contract.

Winners are chosen based on reader engagement. Judged by our algorithm, the author with the most and best 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.

The next publishing prize winner will be selected at the end of October 2019, January 2020 and April 2020.

Monthly Cash Prize

Our monthly cash prize gives you the chance to win $150 and an exclusive badge for your book cover.

To win, all you need to do is submit your book and get as many likes as possible. We analyze all of the submissions to determine a winner based on the book with the highest amount of likes.

The more likes you get on your book, the higher your chances of winning are!

Our monthly cash prize winner will be selected at the end of every month.

Contest Terms

  • One cash prize winner will be selected every month.
  • One publishing prize winner will be selected every quarter.
  • Likes will be reset at the end of the month so we can decide our winners, and ensure contest entries are fair for all
  • Winning authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same story.
  • We will 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
  • 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.