Chicago author Dwight Okita is one of 10 finalists in an "American Idol"-type competition for the literary set — and you can help him win by voting online. Okita's book, Prospect of My Arrival, is a science fiction story set in Chicago in the near future: 2025.
There were nearly 5,000 submissions for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which is sponsored by Amazon.com, Penguin Group (USA) and HP.
Voters can download, read, rate and/or review excerpts of all the finalists' work by logging on to www.amazon.com/abna. Voting ends March 31 and the winner will be unveiled in New York on April 7. The finalist with the most votes wins a publishing contract worth $25,000.
Check out Okita's Web site for more information about the author and the contest.