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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest - 2013 update.
Guess what everyone???
My story BEAST made it to the semi-finals! I can't even begin to tell
you how hyped I am. What this means is that there are five categories.
And the semi finals consist of the top five stories in each genre. Only
25 contestants left--and Beast is one of them. The finalists will be
announced in mid-May, consisting of one story per genre.
to thank everyone that took a moment to write a review for my
submission. The actual winner will be determined by readers votes so I
know the fact that people took the time to indicate what the story meant
to them is what allowed Amazon to recognize that this genre--IR,
multicultural is popular, but nearly unrecognized by the mainstream. And
the fact that OUR genre could beat out so many of the 'mainstream'
stories is a testament that the public is waiting for something that is
not the same old same old rehashed story with the same old same old
rehashed characters. They want spice and interesting dialogue and people
that represents many different segments of society.
that this contest will open the eyes of the people that shop on Amazon
for their books that there are more than the 10 or so African American
writer's whose names generally represent the African American writing
I'll definitely keep everyone updated on the next phase of the contest.
Also, if you haven't left a review and would like to I would sure appreciate it.