Can you believe it’s already April? The Page Turner contest has been open for three whole months! Have you gotten your entry in yet? I know it seems like a long time before the October 31 deadline, but if those months go as quickly as the past three, it’ll be here before you can say “got my entry in!”

The Page Turner was created specifically for Platinum 500 members. Each year alternates between fiction and non-fiction, and the 2010 Page Turner is focusing on non-fiction entries. Entrants are to submit the first chapter of their manuscript, along with a brief synopsis of the entire projected book.

The judges are looking for not only a great concept and quality writing, but that specific page-turning potential that’s crucial to creating a successful story. So, if you’re a Platinum 500 member, dust off that manuscripts and polish it up for the Page Turner contest.

So what can you win? Glad you asked! Check out this fabulous prize package:

1. Free editing of their manuscript (up to 300 pages);
2. A fabulous cash prize, that could be used toward the cost of self-publishing their finished book;
3. Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters’ sites (including FaithWriters’ Magazine) for 12 months once it is published;
4. A press release to announce their win to the world;
5. A press release to promote their book when it is published; and
6. A special “Page Turner Champion” award plaque.

WOW!!! Definitely worth a shot, don’t you think??

Here’s where you can find out all the details, and submit your application:

(Non-Platinum members who would like to know more, you can find out here: )

This is the biggest contest we hold each year, so if you have a non-fiction manuscript in the works, or an idea in mind, don’t miss out.

One important thing to keep in mind when preparing your entry: Make sure you save your file as either a 97-2003 Word document (.doc extension, not .docx) or as a rich text format file (.rtf extension).

After you submit your entry, Deb Porter will contact you to let you know that your entry has been safely received. In the early days of the contest, she won’t be checking the entries every day. So give her a week or two, and if she hasn’t contacted you, don’t hesitate to contact her to inquire about your entry.

Good luck!

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