Judging Criteria for The Breakthrough Novel Awards

And the search is on for the next bestseller!

What factors determine if a book will sell? If it will resonate with readers? If it can sustain a readership and rise in ranking on Amazon?

What makes a book a possible bestseller?

The 2018 Breakthrough Novel Awards is Now Accepting Entries

We're looking for the next BESTSELLER.
Breakthrough Novel Awards will give the winning entry full publishing and marketing support.
If we choose your novel.... we'll back you up 110%

Prepare your manuscript and SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY NOW.
Submission Deadline - APRIL 15, 2018


Unpublished / Completed Manuscript

If the entry was previously published, it must be completely unpublished before submission.

You may enter multiple manuscripts but each novel will be considered a separate entry.

Minimum of 50,000 words

FICTION Novels only
Any Genre except Hard Erotica or Porn

Non-Fiction, Children's Books, and Memoirs are not accepted at this time.

Open to authors of any nationality writing in English.


Elimination round will end on May 15, 2018 and entrants who will progress to the Final Round will be notified.

One winner will be announced on June 15, 2018.

We reserve the right to disqualify any entry if we have reasonable grounds that fraud or copyright infringement has been committed or if any of the rules were violated.

We reserve the right to amend these rules where it is deemed necessary to do so or where circumstances are beyond our control. 

We cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant joining the competition.

All personal data submitted, including the manuscript, will never be shared or used without the written permission of the entrant.

Submission of entry is taken to be an unqualified acceptance of these rules.


ELIMINATION ROUND: First 10,000 words only

FINAL ROUND: Complete Manuscript

Only Digital Entries Accepted

In WORD or PDF format

12 pt. Times New Roman

1.5 Lines (Line Spacing)

Chapters must be clearly defined



Submit the first 10,000 words of your novel when you join.

A Panel of Judges will start reading the entries by March 1, 2018

Deadline of Submission will be on April 15,2018


On May 15, 2018
Entrants whose submission will progress to the final round 
will be notified to email the full manuscript.

One Winner will be announced on JUNE 15, 2018


STEP 1: 
Copy the Transaction ID

After payment, you will be directed to an online entry form
that you need to fill up.

You will receive a confirmation of your entry

Wait patiently.
If you progressed to the final round, you will be notified via email to submit the full manuscript.
Updates will be posted on this website.


Full Editing Package
(Line Editing and Proofreading)

Ebook and Paperback Cover Design

Ebook and Paperback Formatting

6 Months Marketing Support
which includes:

Optimization of Amazon Author and Book Page
Social Media Promotion (Twitter and Facebook)
Customized Marketing Banners

Publishing Assistance, if required
Under the author's Amazon account.
You will keep all royalties.

Please check this link for more details.