Inkitt's Mystery Contest
e are opening Inkitt's Mystery Contest to
all authors who want to write the most mystifying novel of 2022. Keep
our 3 million active users on the edge of their seats!.
Submit your mystery, thriller, or horror novel for the chance to win a
publishing contract, social media spotlights, and an Inkitt certified
badge for your story!
11:59pm PST on May 31st
What you win
Publishing Contract up for GrabsThe top 3 winners will receive a publishing contract and a social media spotlight across all of the Inkitt platforms
1st place: A Galatea publishing contract, a social media spotlight across all of the Inkitt platforms and an exclusive book cover design
2nd place: A Galatea publishing contract, a social media spotlight across all of the Inkitt platforms and year-long free Galatea subscription
3rd prize: A Galatea publishing contract and a social media spotlight across all of the Inkitt platforms
Judged by our algorithm, winners will be chosen by our unique algorithm based on 1200 reader behaviors designed to detect the next best seller!.
- The contest will run from April 1st to May 31st 2022. Winners will be chosen no later than June 7th 2022.
- Entering the contest is free; all that is required is to upload your book onto Inkitt and submit it on the contest page.
- Stories can be in any language and must be original works. No plagiarism will be tolerated.
- Entries must be brand new stories to Inkitt.
- Stories must be written within the genre of Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense. However, other genres, can also be involved in the story-line,
- Winners will be chosen by our unique algorithm based on 1200 reader behaviors.
- Authors cannot enter the contest more than once with the same story, but an author may submit as many books as they want.
- The minimum word count per submission is 10,000 words. There is no maximum word limit.
- We collect data on your submission from the day it's received.
- You must own the rights to the novel. You retain all rights to your stories while posted on Inkitt.
- Previously or currently self-published books are accepted
- Stories must abide by Inkitt’s community guidelines. No glorification of non-consensual sexual acts. Please check the Terms of Service on our website first.