After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the fifth annual FaithWriters.com/Finesse Writing and Editing Service Page Turner Contest.
The 2011 Page Turner Writing Contest began on January 1, with the focus for the year being fiction. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and a record breaking 81 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.
The standard of entries, overall, was very good, showing a wealth of imagination and creativity among these talented FaithWriters members.
Each entry was comprised of a synopsis, outlining the planned book overall, together with the first chapter of the manuscript. Judging was based on how well each entry worked in a number of key areas, including creativity, freshness, craftsmanship and, most importantly, page turning power and potential for publication.
The 1st place winner of the 2011 Page Turner Contest receives:
A cash prize of $800;
Free editing of their manuscript (up to 300 pages);
Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters' sites for twelve months following publication;
A special Page Turner Champion award plaque;
Consideration for publication of winning manuscript by new Christian publisher, Breath of Fresh Air Press (publisher of the new line of FaithWriters' books); and
Free conference registration for either the 2012 US FaithWriters' Conference or 2012 FaithWriters' Down Under Conference (terms and conditions apply).
The two highly commended runners up also receive award plaques and the offer of half price editing for their winning manuscripts. They will also receive free registration for either the 2012 US FaithWriters' Conference or 2012 FaithWriters' Down Under Conference (terms and conditions apply).
So, it is with great pleasure we announce our 2011 Page Turner winners:
The 2010 Page Turner Contest will open on January 1.