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Sunday 24 May 2020

Brighton Businesswoman Supports Exciting Initiative To Help Writers Get Discovered

Local Brighton businesswoman, Lisa Lepki, is supporting an exciting initiative, The Page Turner Awards, to help new authors get their stories out into the world.

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, will change writing careers. 

Two different awards, the Writing Award and the eBook Award, aim to help writers and authors to get discovered.

The awards offer writers and authors the chance to enter the first ten pages of a completed, unpublished fiction or non-fiction manuscript, where a group of literary agents will read the work.

Through the initiative one writer is guaranteed a publishing deal. 

Plus, there is a chance for other writers to receive a publishing offer through one of the literary agents on the judging panel.

Lisa, who is Head of Marketing at ProWritingAid, said: 

"There are so many exceptional authors out there whose voices aren't being heard. 

"It would be fantastic to see a writer from my local area, Brighton and Hove win one of these highly valuable prizes."

The Page Turner eBook Award is for any published fiction and non-fiction books, which will be read by the judging panel of literary experts and film scouts.

Winners of the eBook Award will receive a chance to secure film rights for their book plus receive valuable publicity campaigns by Palamedes PR in the UK and PR for Writers in the USA. 

One lucky eBook winner will win an Audiobook Production consisting of a seven-hour book production worth £1500, all-inclusive.

The Awards welcome both emerging writers and all genres for fiction and non-fiction from any English-speaking country across the world. 

In particular, Lisa would love to see entrants from Brighton and Hove and across the south of England entering.

The Awards' £20K prize fund includes a Screen and Television Adaptation Report, The Novel Factory Writing Software, the Writing Academy's Author's Success Bundle, the Ultimate Fantasy Writer's Guide, a lifetime license for editing software from ProWritingAid and the chance to be mentored by successful writing mentors.

The prestigious judging panel, made up of successful award-winning authors, literary agents and publishers, is looking for vivid, cinematic writing with captivating characters and unique voices.

Find out how you too can enter your manuscript or book into The Page Turner Awards: pageturnerawards.com. Submissions close on 31st May 2020.


by: Mike Cobley




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