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Inkitt’s writing contests

Inkitt’s writing contests regularly give authors the opportunity to share their books with readers around the world and showcase their talents. Running every three months, one lucky author will have the opportunity to bring their book to life with this lucrative publishing contract. To win, all you need to do is submit your book and get as many likes as possible. The more likes you get on your book, the higher your chances of winning are!

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Writing

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

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

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • One cash prize winner will be selected every month.
  • One publishing prize winner will be selected every quarter.
  • 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.
  • Likes will be reset at the end of the month so we can decide our winners, and ensure contest entries are fair for all.

Opportunity Cost


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

How to Apply

First Step:  Create an account on this website here.

Second Step: Write or upload your content on the website.

Apply Now

More Details

Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Badawi/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Hanine Aymen/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team