Entries are invited for the 2021 Kindle Storyteller Award. This is a £20,000 literary prize recognizing outstanding writing published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform.

It is open to writers publishing in English in any genre.

Readers play a significant role in selecting the winner, helped by a panel of judges including various book industry experts.

The 2021 Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries between 1st May and 31st August 2021.

Who can enter

Open to individuals around the world who are 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. See exceptions for certain countries.

Entry guidelines

  • Competition entry period begins at 00:00:01 (BST) on 1st May 2021 until 23:59:59 (BST) on 31st August 2021 (the “Entry Period”).
  • You must publish your book during this period in order to be eligible.
  • To enter, during the Entry Period you must go to the Kindle Direct Publishing (“KDP”) [sign-in-page] (https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/) (you may select the language for your region in the upper right corner of the page) and follow the instructions to upload and publish to KDP an original, previously unpublished, English-language book authored by you (the “Book” or the “Entry”), and include the exact phrase “StorytellerUK2021” (without quotation marks) in the “keywords” metadata field in order for us to identify your Entry.
  • Entry into the Competition also requires that you have an Amazon account and a completed KDP account (to do so, visit the KDP sign-in page at https://kdp.amazon.com and following the instructions; and you have accepted the KDP Terms of Service and the Terms and Conditions for KDP Select Program.
  • All Entries must be received by 23:59:59 (BST) on 31st August 2021.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions that each Entrant can submit per account. Entrants assume all risk of lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or unintelligible Entries.
  • Sponsor’s (or its contractor’s) servers and clock shall be deemed the official clock for all phases of the Competition, and entrant’s proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt by Sponsor.


  • Each Finalist will receive a Kindle Oasis E-reader – Graphite, Waterproof, 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Built-In Audible, 32 GB, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (each a “Finalist Prize”).
  • One Grand Prize winner will receive the following Grand Prize package (collectively, the “Grand Prize”):
    • £20,000 cash or check award to be direct deposited or electronically wired to the Grand Prize winner’s account;
    • A book launch merchandising package on Amazon.co.uk for the launch of the Grand Prize-winning Book, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion ;
    • Limit one prize per person. In the event the Book selected for a Grand Prize winner package has two co-authors, only one Grand Prize winner package will be provided. It will be shared equally between the two co-authors.

See full details, rules and entry information here.


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