Have you had a novel idea in your head for years (or months? or days? or even minutes?), and just needed the motivation to get it started? Have a novel already written and not sure if it’s any good? How about one in progress that you’re looking to test?

If so, FaithWriters has just the contest for you – but you’re running out of time! The deadline for the FaithWriters Page Turner Contest – the biggest contest we run – is less than three weeks away – on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Entering the Page Turner (Christian fiction this year) is free to FaithWriter Platinum members (click here to learn about upgrading to Platinum membership). All you need is the first chapter of your manuscript, plus a synopsis/overview of the entire novel. Once they’re as good as you can get them, submit your entry – because the prizes are amazing:

The winning entry/Page Turner champion will receive:

  • *A fabulous 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 Mixed Blessings books).
  • *Free conference registration for either the 2014 US FaithWriters Conference or 2014 FaithWriters’ Down Under Conference (see terms and conditions).

Two runners-up will also receive FaithWriters Page Turner Highly Commended award plaques and the offer of half price editing for their manuscript. They will also receive free registration for either the 2014 US FaithWriters Conference or 2014 FaithWriters Down Under Conference (see terms and conditions). Winners will be announced on December 1, 2013.

And even if you don’t win, brief feedback, based on the judges’ notes, will be available to entrants after the contest is concluded. However, this feedback will only be provided at the entrant’s request, which should be noted in the synopsis.

Need more details? Platinum members can see them here. More general guidelines for all are available at this link.

So, submit your fiction entry – next year is nonfiction, and there won’t be an opportunity to enter a novel until 2014.

Are you entering?

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