I did it. I entered Gray Zone into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.
Wish me luck, and send Gray Zone all the good thoughts you can spare. It is a Young Adult contemporary fiction about cyberbullying, so the topic is topical.
I finished it ages ago (at least 6 months) and I’ve been just waiting for this contest.
There are 2 categories, general fiction and young adult fiction. Each category will have 5,000 entries.
On February 23rd Amazon editors will narrow it down to 1,000 entries per category, based simply on the book’s pitch.
It makes me nervous to enter my book in a contest like this, but it is also exciting!
Again, wish me luck!