The 2009 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 500 (members who have committed to help support FaithWriters.com financially), and 44 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.
The standard of entries, overall, was very good, and the variety quite amazing. It is exciting to see so much talent being used for God's glory. 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, most importantly, page turning power and potential for publication.
The 1st place winner of the 2009 Page Turner Contest receives:
Free editing of their manuscript (up to 300 pages)
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 2009 Page Turner winners:
The 2009 Page Turner Contest will open on January 1.