Since the entire process is spread out over half a year and my part ended months ago, I forgot to check back & see who the winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award was – not that any of the manuscripts I read made it anywhere near the finals, thankfully. The winner, who receives a publishing contract from Penguin Putnam, was James King for his novel Bill Warrington’s Last Chance. You can read an excerpt on the ABNA page or just wait until the book is published, I guess.
I wish that my scathing reviews for the manuscripts I read were also available on the site, but they didn’t publish any PW reviews for books not in the top 100. The egos of those developing writers must be preserved, I suppose.