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

The 2017 Page Turner Writing Contest began on January 1, and entry was open to both Fiction and Nonfiction manuscripts. The competition was open to all members of the FaithWriters Platinum 500.

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.

One Page Turner Champion (the highest rated entry from either fiction or nonfiction categories) will receive:

  1. A cash prize of $400 (US);
  2. The offer of traditional publication of their winning manuscript by Breath of Fresh Air Press (which includes editing of the manuscript, if the winner accepts the publishing contract from Breath of Fresh Air Press);
  3. Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters’ sites for twelve months following publication; and
  4. A special Page Turner Champion award plaque.

Two Page Turner runners up (one from each of the two categories—fiction and nonfiction) will receive:

  1. A special Page Turner award plaque;
  2. Two x one-hour mentoring sessions with Deb Porter through Finesse Writing and Editing Service/Breath of Fresh Air Press;
  3. Consideration for possible publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press.

It is with great pleasure we announce our 2017 Page Turner winners:

2017 Page Turner Champion—Highest Rated Entry Overall

The Reluctant Camper

Joe Moreland

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2017 Page Turner Runner Up—Fiction Winner


Nola Passmore

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2017 Page Turner Runner Up—Nonfiction Winner

The Perfect Religion – Where Have You Been Hiding?

Phillip Cimei

The 2018 Page Turner Contest will open during the first week of January. Watch for interviews with the winners and runners-up on the blog soon!

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