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Amazon Literary Contests

Kindle Direct Publishing runs writing competitions across multiple languages throughout the year.

To enter a contest, your book needs to be published on KDP, comply with the content guidelines, and meet the contest criteria listed in the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions found on the contest page. Contest submissions can take up to 5 days to be completed and reflected in the contest landing page.

Below is a list of competitions supported by KDP and categorized by language of entry. Click a contest name to learn more about its entry period, rules, and prizes.


Amazon KDP Pen to Publish Contest (Amazon.in)
Kindle Storyteller (Amazon.co.uk)

To confirm if your book is included in a contest:

  1. Go to the contest page from the list above.
  2. Enter your book’s ASIN in the search bar (with the contest name from the browse drop-down menu).
  3. If your book was selected, it will appear under the contest name in the search bar. See example below:

    writing contest search

  4. If your book does not appear, review the contest requirements and frequently asked questions in contest page to check if it is compliant before you contact us to investigate further.

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