About the program/Scholarship:
All writers are invited to enter Inkitt Writing Contest, in order to have an opportunity to share their novels with readers around the world and showcase their talents. Contest also offers prizes, and fair chances to get published.
- 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 Inkitt can decide the winners, and ensure contest entries are fair for all.
- Winning authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same story.
- Contests are not genre-specific, but poetry and fan-fiction will not be accepted.
- You may submit multiple entries over multiple months.
- The minimum word count per submitted novel is 20,000 words, and it must be in English.
- You must own the rights to the novel, and you retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt.
- Previously or currently self-published books are accepted.
- All non-winning entrants will roll over into the next month unless they leave the contest or win.
Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers, and its work is based on crowd wisdom. Instead of leaving the decision about what books get published up to the instinct of an editor or agent, the power is in the readers’ hands. Without human subjectivity slowing the process down, Inkitt is able to identify and publish bestselling works fast with it taking short time from signing to launch. So far, Inkitt has published 24 novels and 22 of these have become Amazon bestsellers.
Monthly Cash Prize:
- This 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. Inkitt analyzes 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.
- Inkitt monthly cash prize winner will be selected at the end of every month.
- Quarterly Publishing Prize:
- Running every three months, one author will have the opportunity to bring their book to life with this lucrative publishing contract, which is an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal. GALATEA is Inkitt sister app, the world’s fastest-growing reading app with hundreds of thousands of active users consuming over six million episodes per month. Working with a team of over 20 Hollywood screenwriters, GALATEA adapts original stories on Inkitt into unique immersive experiences for readers by enhancing them with chat fiction, sound effects, visual effects, and haptic feedback.
- Winners are chosen based on reader engagement. Judged by the website 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.
Nationality: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Age: 13 – 50
How to Apply:
Submit your novel here, and sign up first to be able to upload your novel.