Top Prize
$20000
Additional Prize
2nd prize: $10,000 3rd prize: $5,000 1st - 10th place will receive a publishing contract for our app, Galatea.
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Turn Off The Lights

All of our darkest secrets hide in the shadows. What do you see when you turn off the lights? Turn Off The Lights is the biggest writing contest in Inkitt’s history. Let your imagination run free and thrill the 3 million active readers and writers currently on Inkitt. Submit your thriller, mystery, suspense, or horror novel and get the chance to become a published author and win huge cash prizes!

Deadline:
February 28, 2022
Entry Fee:
Free
Top Prize
$300
Additional Prize
A winner’s badge on their book cover
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Inkitt's Monthly Writing Contest

Submit your novel to Inkitt’s monthly Writing Contest for the chance to win cash prizes and exclusive winner’s badges for your books!

  • Inkitt’s Writing Contest awards a $300 cash prize each month!
  • Winners are determined each month by Inkitt, based on reader engagement
  • The contest is not genre specific; however, we don't accept fan-fiction or poetry
  • Multiple entries are accepted
  • All submissions must be in English
  • So what are you waiting for? Not only will you be in with a chance of winning but you could also be one of our future best sellers! Submit your story now!

    Entry Fee:
    Free
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    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.