Page Turner Awards – open for entries

Page Turner Awards is inviting applications for the Page Turner Awards 2021.

The Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. The team at Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest. The Awards welcome both emerging writers and all genres for fiction and non-fiction from any English-speaking country across the world.

The arts and entertainment community may have talented writers with undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a non-fiction book about an artist you are passionate about, a scandalous drama about the entertainment industry, or the next-big-thing comedy, Page Turner Awards can’t wait to pass your story to their panel of influential literary judges and publishers.

If you’ve already written a manuscript or published a book and would like to reach a wider audience, you may want to enter for the possibility of winning a publishing deal or an audiobook production.

The inaugural Page Turner Awards was a huge success in terms of how many lives it changed.

Success stories include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.

The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages. Screenwriters may also get their film script optioned.

Founder of Page Turner Awards and award-winning novelist, Paula Wynne said: “There are writers from all walks of life, from manual labourers to academics, all with stories to tell, and most of them heart-warming and moving. We’re proud that our awards celebrate excellent writing and helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”

There is no doubt that artists and entertainers, with their love for the arts world, also have some excellent and fascinating stories and advice to share.

During the pandemic writers have been spending more time creating the stories they always dreamed they would tell. Page Turner Awards ran a survey of their writers and surprise findings showed that 61% of writers are able to write more since the pandemic started.

Submissions for 2021 are now open. Find out more about The Page Turner


Editor’s Notes
For further information, please contact Paula Wynne
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About Page Turner Awards
The Awards welcome both emerging writers and all genres for fiction and non-fiction from any English-speaking country across the world.

There is no monetary value on the ultimate prize of a writer being represented by a literary agent and going on to be published!

The 2021 awards will likely be the biggest yet, as lockdown has fostered new waves of creativity for many; a Page Turner Awards survey found that 61 percent of writers have been writing more during the pandemic, using the increase in leisure to time to indulge their passion for the written word.

The prestigious judging panel is looking for vivid, cinematic writing with captivating characters and unique voices.

Most of the Writing Award judging panel for 2021 is made up of publishers, literary agents and film producers actively looking for writers to represent, publish or offer film rights. Along with an audiobook producer looking for writers and authors whose stories deserve to be heard in audio.

Along with an audiobook producer looking for writers and authors whose stories deserve to be heard in audio.

Beyond the life-changing prizes, Page Turner Awards writers have been most impressed with the scope of support offered to them — a rarity in the world of writing awards, which usually offer little beyond a letter confirming your submission. The Page Turner Awards offers so much more than a simple prize, but instead has created a supportive writing community and a “movement” focused on author growth and development.

Page Turner Awards 2020 Winners

The Page Turner Awards Fiction Writing Award 2020 winner Mark Stibbe, from Kent in England, has some words of advice: “I recommend all writers, especially aspiring writers, enter writing contests. I’m so glad I entered! Winning the Page Turner Fiction Writing Award and receiving a literary agent to represent me…wow!”

Agent Yasmin Kane was immediately hooked on Stibbe’s story, A Book In Time, and anticipates a bright publishing career ahead for the novelist.

Elizabeth Goodhue from New Hampshire, USA was also delighted to gain recognition for her memoir, The Truth About Down Syndrome, which is an emotive story showing how the lives of people with Down Syndrome can be as rich and rewarding as any other.

Elizabeth said, “When I heard a literary agent was interested in my book, I couldn’t believe it. Now, having been announced as the Writing Award Non-Fiction Winner and with a literary agent representing my writing…I’m stunned! Anyone with a true-life story told well can be a writer and even win an award.”

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