After nearly a year of suspense and excitement, we now have our winners for the eighth annual of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.

This year the focus was on nonfiction, and 45 Platinum members submitted a book proposal, outlining the planned work overall, together with the first chapter of their 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.

Congratulations to:


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes by Lori Dixon

Lori has won:

  1. A cash prize of $800;
  2. Free editing of her manuscript (up to 300 pages);
  3. Free publicity and marketing of her book on all FaithWriters’ sites for twelve months following publication;
  4. A special Page Turner Champion award plaque; and
  5. Publication of her winning manuscript by new Christian publisher, Breath of Fresh Air Press (publisher of the new line of Mixed Blessings books)


A Pile of Stones by Debbie Roome and Glimmers of God by Rebecca Real

Debbie and Rebecca have each won:

  1. A special Page Turner award plaque;
  2. The offer of half price editing for their winning manuscripts; and
  3. Consideration for publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press.

Also, for all 2014 Page Turner entrants who requested a feedback report, the marvelous Deb Porter reports that they are all finished, and will be sent this week. If you requested one and don’t have it by the end of the week, you need to check your junk folder and/or follow up with her.

Watch this space for interviews with the winner and runners up in the coming weeks – and watch for the 2015 Page Turner Contest – which will focus on fiction, and is set to open the first week of January 2015.

Congratulations, Lori, Debbie, and Rebecca!

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