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

The 2018 Page Turner Writing Contest, for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, began in early January. 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) receives:

  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); and
  3. Free publicity and marketing of their book on all FaithWriters’ sites for twelve months following publication.

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

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

It is with great pleasure we announce our 2018 Page Turner winners:

2018 Page Turner Champion—Highest Rated Entry Overall

The First World Problem of Clutter


Debbie Roome

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2018 Page Turner Runner Up—Fiction Winner

The Crevice

Annette Marie Griffin
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2018 Page Turner Runner Up—Nonfiction Winner

Grace to Remain

Lori Othouse

Watch for interviews with the winners and runners up on the blog soon!

Congrats, Debbie, Annette, and Lori!

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