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 believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
Whether you have a memoir, a gasp-inducing thriller or the next-big-thing comedy screenplay, you could be judged by a 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 ceremony, held online in October 2020, was a huge success — both on the night with writers winning high-value prizes, and 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.
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 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."
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.
"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.
"Anyone with a true-life story told well can be a writer and even win an award."
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."