After almost 12 months of excitement and nail-biting suspense, it is time to announce the winners of the ninth annual of Fresh Air Press Page Turner Contest.

The 2015 Page Turner Writing Contest began during the first week of January, with the focus for the year being fiction manuscripts. Entrance to the competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500, and 42 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 important of all, page turning power and potential for publication.

According to Contest Coordinator Deb Porter, “I have anguished over this final decision. Each of the three top entries could have taken first place. I wanted them all to have it, but in the end, it came down to the fact that the first place winner had crafted her story that little bit better.”

And now, without further ado, this year’s winner and two runners-up:


Twisted Ribbons by Debbie Roome


Voodoo Vanquishing Vixen by Harriett Ford

One Act of Defiance by Rachel Malcolm

Debbie will receive:

  1. A cash prize of $500;
  2. Offer of publication of their winning manuscript by Christian publisher, Breath of Fresh Air (publisher of the new line of Mixed Blessings books)
  3. Final editing of their manuscript (through Breath of Fresh Air Press);
  4. Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters’ sites for twelve months following publication; and
  5. A special Page Turner Champion award plaque.

 Harriet and Rachel will receive:

  1. A cash prize of $50;
  2. A special Page Turner award plaque; and
  3. Consideration for future publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press

The 2016 Page Turner Contest will open during the first week of January.

Watch for interviews with the winner and runners up on the blog in the next month or so.


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