After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the sixth annual FaithWriters.com/Finesse Writing and Editing Service/Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.
The 2012 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 Platinum 500, and 40 submissions were received before entries closed on October 31.
Once again, the standard of entries, overall, was very good, with many of the submissions showing very clear potential.
And the winners are:
2012 Page Turner Champion
How Can a Harmless House Cat be a Cougar? by Leola Ogle
2012 Page Turner Runners Up
Just One Person by Beth Muehlhausen
Grace for the Night Hours by Dannie Hawley
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.
As the 1st place winner, LEOLA will receive:
*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 2013 US FaithWriters’ Conference or 2013 FaithWriters’ Down Under Conference (terms and conditions apply).
BETH and DANNIE will receive award plaques and the offer of half price editing for their winning manuscripts. They will also receive free registration for either the 2013 US FaithWriters’ Conference or 2013 FaithWriters’ Down Under Conference (terms and conditions apply).
AND – watch for interviews with all three here on the blog!
The 2013 Page Turner Contest will open on January 1 – and its focus will be FICTION. So start getting your novels ready!
Congrats to Leola, Beth, and Dannie!