Can you believe we are already to the end of September? Here in the States, fall is upon us, winter is around the corner, and it’s nearly time to snuggle up in blankets and read a good book. OR  – maybe write one. And if writing a book is your thing, there is STILL time to enter your first chapter in FaithWriters’ premier contest – but you only have a few days to do it!

The 12th Annual Page Turner Contest, sponsored by Faithwriters and Breath of Fresh Air Press, closes on September 30. If you are a FaithWriters Platinum member, you are invited to enter this very special contest created just for you. If you are not yet a Platinum member, this may be the perfect reason to upgrade. The feedback on your manuscript, alone, makes it an outstanding value.

Maybe you’ve got a half-written manuscript gathering dust in the bottom of your wardrobe. Perhaps it’s something you wrote during NaNoWriMo last year. It could even be an idea that’s been brewing in the back of your mind for years. Whatever the stage of your manuscript, this Christian writing contest is the spur you need to write, polish, and submit it-and we will give you until September 30 to do so – which is THIS SUNDAY!

Sound good? Well, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Upgrade to a Platinum member (if you haven’t already done so).
  2. Write, edit, and polish at least one chapter of your manuscript. You may seek professional editing input to polish your chapter.
  3. Prepare a book proposal (suggestions for the proposal are included on the Platinum member Page Turner Christian writing contest information page).
  4. When you have a book proposal and a polished first chapter, combine the two as one Word or RTF document (book proposal first, followed by the chapter), and you’re all set to enter the 2018 Page Turner Christian writing contest.

There will be one Page Turner contest champion-the highest rated entry overall, chosen from either the Fiction or Nonfiction categories. This one champion will win:
    • A fabulous cash prize of $400 (US);
    • The offer of traditional publication of their winning manuscript by Breath of Fresh Air Press (which includes editing of the manuscript, if published by Breath of Fresh Air Press); and
    • Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters’ sites for twelve months following publication.

Two Page Turner runners up will be chosen (one from each of the two categories-fiction and nonfiction). Each runner up will receive:1. Two one-hour, live online, mentoring sessions with Deb Porter.
2. Consideration for possible publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press (the 2017 Fiction runner up was signed for publication by Breath of Fresh Air Press, along with the overall champion).

* Terms and conditions apply as outlined on the full information page for Platinum members HERE.

Brief feedback on your entry by Deb Porter (Breath of Fresh Air Press) will be available after the contest is concluded. However, this feedback will only be provided at the entrant’s request (which should be indicated by checking the appropriate box on the entry form). Many people enter the Page Turner purely for this very helpful feedback.

 BUT – you’re running out of time. Get your manuscript and proposal ready and submitted by September 30 – you could be the 2018 Page Turner winner! Hurry!
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