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Donald Capone

Donald Capone
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA
February 13
Donald Capone's stories have appeared in Edgar Literary Magazine, Word Riot, Weekly Reader's READ magazine, Thieves Jargon, as well as the anthologies See You Next Tuesday; Skive Quarterly 6; The Ampersand volume 4; Ten Modern Short Stories 2010; and Rebellion: New Voices of Fiction, which he also edited, and which was a finalist in the 2006 USA Book News awards. His comic novel, Into the Sunset, is available both in print and e-book versions. He works in publishing as a designer of children's novelty books.


MARCH 28, 2011 3:29PM

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) key dates

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As I said in my previous post, my comic novel, Into the Sunset, is a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) 2011.
These are the key dates for the upcoming rounds of ABNA. There are two categories, General Fiction and YA. So when they say the next round is 100 Semifinalists, they mean 50 in General and 50 in YA. The finalists will be 3 General, 3 YA, Currently, Publisher's Weekly is reviewing the full manuscripts of the semifinalists (of which my novel is one). My excerpt can be read here.

April 26, 2011 
Top 100 (Semifinalists) announced at
Penguin Editors reading Semi-Finalists' manuscripts to pick the 6 Finalists

Amazon customers continue to download, rate, and review Excerpts, and read Publishers Weekly reviews of Semi-Finalists' full Manuscripts

May 24, 2011
6 Finalists announced
Amazon customers vote to pick the Winners

June 13, 2011
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Winners announced

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