January 28 – February 4, 2010 Edition Amazon and Penguin Novel Submissions Deadline Near

SEATTLE, NEW YORK /AUTHORLINK NEWS/January 27, 2010—, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace are accepting submissions for the third annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition at now through midnight EST on February 7, 2010.

The competition aims to find the next popular novel. For the first time, the competition will award two grand prizes: one for general fiction and one for best young adult novel. The 2010 competition will also now be open to novels that have been previously self-published. Each of the two winners will receive a publishing contract with Penguin Group (USA), which includes a $15,000 advance. Entries will be accepted until February 7, or until 10,000 entries have been received (with up to 5,000 each in the general fiction and young adult categories). Once the submission window has closed, the entries will be evaluated and the selection process will begin.

For complete terms and conditions for the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and more information about the contest, please visit For more information on the CreateSpace self-publishing service or to visit the CreateSpace Community, please visit