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Submissions Call: Inkitt Writing Contest

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Submissions deadline: open, rolling quarterly submissions

Inkitt’s Writing Contest runs quarterly and gives authors the chance to win an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal and the chance to showcase their book to the world.

Inspired by authors, informed by algorithms, and connecting 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 contests gives authors the chance to win an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal and the chance to showcase your book to the world.

Winners are chosen based on reader engagement. The author with the most engagement at the end of the contest will be chosen as the winner – so make sure to get plenty of likes, comments and shares on your book.

As this contest runs every 3 months, the next publishing deal contests will end in October 2019, January 2020 and April 2020.

Our Monthly Contest

Our monthly contest gives authors the chance to win a $150 cash prize and an exclusive badge for your profile, giving you extra exposure as an author on Inkitt.

To win, all you need to do is submit your book and get as many likes as possible. Our unique algorithm then 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!

All non-winning entrants will roll over into the next month unless removed from the contest.

What you win

An exclusive GALATEA publishing deal!

GALATEA launched early 2019, and now has thousands of downloads each day and a userbase that experiences a total of around four million episodes per month.

The Galatea team of more than 20 Hollywood screenwriters adapt the author’s story and brings them to life; incorporating a combination of text, sound effects, visual effects and haptic feedback. Perfectly consumed by shorter attention spans of modern audiences. Check it out the App Store or Google Play Store and try GALATEA for free.

Forbes recently reported:

Social writing platform and publisher Inkitt launched their new smartphone fiction app Galatea in January of this year. Five months later, their revenue is in the millions of dollars, with thousands of downloads each day and a userbase that devours a total of around four million episodes per month.

The secret behind Galatea’s success, at least in part, is the deep well of stories it has to adapt due to the size of the Inkitt platform, which is home to more than 100,000 authors and over one million users. To keep up with demand, the storytelling app has recruited more than 20 Hollywood screenwriters onto its team, all of whom stay busy adapting the best content from Inkitt.

Terms and Conditions

One winner will be selected.
Winning authors cannot enter the contest more than once.
We will collect data on your submission from the day you join until the contest’s end date.
One winner will be selected
Contests are not genre specific, but genres of 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

See here for further information.

And check out Inkitt’s Writing app, found in the app store under ‘Inkitt Writing”: the dedicated space for authors to publish chapters anywhere on the go.