After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the eighth annual FaithWriters.com//Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.
The 2014 Page Turner Writing Contest began during the first week of January, with the focus for the year being non-fiction. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 45 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.
Entries comprised a book proposal, outlining the planned work 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 2014 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; and
" Publication of their winning manuscript by new Christian publisher, Breath of Fresh Air (publisher of the new line of Mixed Blessings books)
The two Page Turner runners up each receive:
" A special Page Turner award plaque;
" The offer of half price editing for their winning manuscripts; and
" Consideration for publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press.
So, it is with great pleasure we announce our 2014 Page Turner winners: