The 2008 Page Turner Writing Contest began on January 1, with the focus for the year being non-fiction. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters 500 (members who have committed to help support FaithWriters.com financially), and over 50 submissions were received before entries closed on September 1.
Each entry comprised of a synopsis, outlining the planned storyline 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 potential for publication.
The 1st place winner of the 2008 Page Turner Contest will receive:
Free editing of their manuscript;
An $800 cash prize;
A press release to announce their win to the world;
Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters' sites for 12 months, after publication;
A press release to promote their book when it is published; and
A special "Page Turner Champion" award plaque.
The two highly commended runners up also receive award plaques and the offer of half price editing for their winning manuscripts.
So, it is with great pleasure we announce our 2008 Page Turner winners:
The 2009 Page Turner Contest will open on January 1.