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America's Next Great Author, Vol. 3

Join ANGA for Volume 3 as we challenge twelve aspiring writers with weekly creative writing challenges to discover who will show, rather than tell, the world that they are AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT AUTHOR!

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Do you think you are America's Next Great Author? Join the fun as 12 promising writers battle it out to prove they've got what it takes! Don't just tell us you can write. Show us!

Volume 3 will feature a variety of amateur writers from across America who will do whatever it takes to make it as an author. They will compete in weekly creative writing challenges designed to test their abilites as writers and propel their talents beyond limits surpassing their own expectations. Emotions will run high as the contestants vie for the golden prize.

Published short story author and group creator of ANGA J. Castro (TheLonelySlayer) will lend his opinions along with fellow judge Tina Mitchell (Tina Jameson), a notable up-and-coming writer from the Figment literary review group The Lost Generation. Also joining this year's panel as guest judges are past ANGA winners, including Vol. 1's Erica Cortez and Vol. 2's Andrew Liu.

The contenders will battle it out to earn the prestigious title and prize of America's Next Great Author!

THE PRIZE:
The gold winner of America's Next Great Author will:

  • have their winning stories featured on the ANGA homepage, in this Vol. 3 group, the Figment forums and across our social media channels on Facebook/ANGAv3 and Twitter/ANGAv3.
  • receive editorial assistance by the ANGA judges in preparing one of your winning pieces for submission to the literary magazines of your choice.
  • earn the position to serve as a paid guest judge/editor for next year's competition.
  • receive a winner's certificate.
  • receive a cash prize of $30.
  • receive a free year's subscription to The Saturday Evening Post.
  • receive a free copy of East L.A. College's 2013 edition of Milestone, an annual literary magazine featuring fiction/non-fiction/artwork by ELAC students.

The silver winner of America's Next Great Author will:

  • receive a winner's certificate.
  • receive a cash prize of $15.
  • receive a free copy of East L.A. College's 2013 edition of Milestone, an annual literary magazine consisting of fiction/non-fiction/artwork by ELAC students.

The bronze winner of America's Next Great Author will:

  • receive a winner's certificate.
  • receive a free copy of East L.A. College's 2013 edition of Milestone, an annual literary magazine consisting of fiction/non-fiction/artwork by ELAC students.

THE JUDGES:
The panel of judges in ANGA, Vol. 3 will consist of:

  • J. Castro (TheLonelySlayer)
  • T. Mitchell (Tina Jameson)

Guest Judge/ANGA Editor

  • Erica Cortez: winner of ANGA, Vol. 1.
  • Andrew Liu: winner of ANGA, Vol. 2.

THE WRITERS:
GUIDELINES
1.) Contestants must be American citizens (or currently living in the U.S.A) to be eligible.
2.) Contestants must be 15 or older to be eligible.
3.) Open call begins Tuesday, April 1st at midnight and will close on Thursday, May 15th at midnight. ALL eligible writers will be considered, but only 12 writers will be chosen to compete. ANGA, Vol. 3 begins Monday, June 2nd.
4.) Contestants will be performing weekly challenges and must be positive they can actively participate for 9 weeks.
5.) All are welcome to join the ANGA,Vol. 3 group as fans, but only contestants will be allowed to compete in the weekly challenges.

AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT AUTHOR is made possible by Figment. ANGA created/administered by J. Castro (TheLonelySlayer). Follow us on Twitter/ANGAv3 and like us on Facebook/ANGAv3 for weekly updates!
America's Next Great Author © 2012-2014.

(Group cover photo: American author Ernest Hemingway, b. 1899-d. 1961)

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