SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with - THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. The competition was originally proposed by Patterson after seeing his students' work. "I've been really impressed by my MasterClass students, and by the caliber of their writing. They inspired me to take the course one step further, by providing them with the opportunity to become a published author. We received so many promising entries that we felt it was worth giving students a second chance," said James Patterson. The Co-Author CompetitionBeginning February 1, 2017 at 9:00am PST, students can submit their work on MasterClass' website. The competition is only open to MasterClass students enrolled in James Patterson's MasterClass. You can enroll in James Patterson's MasterClass on writing at https://www.masterclass.com/jp. After finishing the class, students can submit a two-sentence hook for their story (100 word maximum) and a sample chapter (1,000 word maximum). Patterson himself will hand-pick the top 3 proposals. There is no additional fee after enrollment and submissions are limited to one per entrant. The submission period ends March 1st, 2017 by 11:59pm PST. In his MasterClass, James guides students through the process of writing a bestseller. He covers everything from ideas, to plots, to first lines, to research and outlines.