Amazon Invites Entries For KDP 'Pen To Publish Contest'

Top 30 entries across English, Hindi and Tamil will be recognised and awarded with cash prizes

Amazon India today launched the fifth edition of its annual Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) flagship event, Pen to Publish Contest. With this contest, Amazon invites writers to submit original and previously unpublished entries in English, Hindi and Tamil languages. An eminent judging panel will analyse the submitted entries including Sudeep Nagarkar and Sudha Nair for English entries, Satya Vyas and Vijay Kakwani for Hindi entries and Naga Chokkan for Tamil entries.

Interested budding authors can enrol themselves in the contest by self-publishing their eBook with 5,000 words or more using the KDP service. Participants can submit their entries which will be judged on a number of criteria including originality, creativity, quality of writing and customer feedback, from July 10, 2022 to 10 September 10, 2022.

Unlike previous editions of the contest, this year the top 10 entries in each language will win cash prizes. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, while the first runners up will be awarded Rs 50,000 and second runners up will win a cash prize of Rs 30,000. The other seven participants from the top 10 will be granted an amount of Rs 10,000 each.

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