Literary Idol

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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.

Dwight Okita

There were nearly 5,000 submissions for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which is sponsored by, Penguin Group (USA) and HP.

Voters can download, read, rate and/or review excerpts of all the finalists' work by logging on to 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.

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This page contains a single entry by Teresa Budasi published on March 19, 2008 6:37 PM.

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