The 2021 Page Turner Awards
Giving you the chance to propel your writing career!
As we did so successfully in the 2020 Awards, the Page Turner Awards aim to give writers and authors the chance of securing a literary agent, a publishing contract
or a film rights option, plus many more prizes. See our 2020 success stories!
Submissions now open!
How To Enter
Entering is a two-step process:
2. Submit Your Entry
After you have registered an account, log in and follow the steps in your Authors and Writers Dashboard.
2021 Award Categories
In total, there are five award categories, and you can enter up to fifteen submissions across the different award categories.
Writing Award ~ for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Young Writer Award ~ for writers aged between 18 and 25
Writing Mentorship Award ~ for uncompleted manuscripts
Screenplay Award ~ for scriptwriters with a completed screenplay
Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
All Awards accept fiction and non-fiction in all genres
2020 Success Stories Included:
- Three writers won a literary agency representation.
- Another four had their full manuscript requested by literary agents, which hopefully will lead to agency representation
- Five writers won a writing mentorship.
- Five writers won a publishing contract and audiobook production
- Two published authors won an audiobook production
- Thirteen Indie Authors won a publishing contract and audiobook production
- Two Indie Authors won highly valuable publicity campaigns
Wow, all this in Page Turner Awards inaugural awards!
Three writers won literary representation, six writers won a writing mentorship, five writers won a publishing contract, two authors won a publicity campaign and thirteen Independent Authors won an audiobook production.
Our 2021 judging panel includes literary agents and publishers actively looking for writers to publish, film producers looking for scripts to produce and high profile experts from the literary and publishing world.
Meet Our 2020 Award Winners
Meet Some Of Our Judges!
We have a prestigious judging panel of successful authors, literary agents, publishers and film producers waiting to judge your creative work.
See all our judges
Paul Michael Glaser, the celebrated actor, creator, writer, director, producer and philanthropist, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
Throughout his childhood Paul enjoyed drawing and painting, however his early creative endeavours led him to theatre production and performance which inSee more
Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting projects and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award. Lauren has worked as a Producer in the entertainment industry for a decade and has collaborated with such clients as Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Lindsey Vonn, and EmmySee more
Filmmaker Resul Keech is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
With a career spanning more than a decade in visual and productive story-telling, British/Turkish director Resul has an admirable education in filmmaking and is a professional member ofSee more
Joey Paul, a multi-award-winning indie author, exploring young adult stories, is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Award for writers aged between 18 and 25.
She writes across genres, with crime, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian being the ones most frequently on her list. Joey isSee more
Keith Garton is a publisher of children's books who is continually looking for writers of great children's fiction, and he is judging the 2021 Young Writer Award.
Keith founded Red Chair Press with a design partner in 2009. He currently serves as its President and Publisher. Red Chair Press andSee more
Angela Thomas Smith is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Angela was born in Anderson SC, She grew in a very small community called Level Land in Abbeville County . She was born to the late Glenn Lee Thomas Jr & Late Catherine Martin Thomas. Angela has endure alot on this journey but thru thisSee more
Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2021. Jenni has been an editor with Young Writers for ten years, selecting, editing and judging stories and poems from young authors from across the UK and USA.
Jenni's favourite part of the job isSee more
Ann Brady is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award and offering a fabulous mentoring prize worth more than £2500 for one lucky winner. She is looking for writers with either a finished manuscript or unfinished manuscript that she can mentor and help get the manuscript to a publishingSee more
Sina Bowyer is judging Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award. SIna is a screenwriter and producer and the CEO of Red Rug Productions. She graduated with a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London after earlier intensive study via the Screenwriting Pro-series and relatedSee more
Emily Bourne is judging the Page Turner Book Award for published authors. Emily an independent author who runs her own publishing house, Halo & Claws Publishing. The publishing house is named after her characters, who are angelic with a devilish side. She lives in central west NSW, meaning she’s anSee more
Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Robert lives in Eastbourne, on the south-east coast of England, with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant but has had a lifelong interest in literature and travel.
In his spare time, he has self-published eight books: three
Natalie Trice was thrilled to be a judge in our 2020 eBook Award and is delighted to be joining the judging panel for 2021 to judge the Young Writer Award.
Natalie is a PR Director based in Devon. From CEOs of international TV channels and Finance Directors of IT companies, to authorsSee more
Hero Brown, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muddy Stilettos, is judging the Young Writer Award in 2021.
A national journalist with over 25 years’ experience with top broadsheets and glossy magazines, Hero has been Editor of the Independent on Sunday magazine, Deputy Editor of Red magazine andSee more
Karen Williams is The Book Mentor at Librotas. She’s inspired hundreds of business authors to write a book that positions them as an expert and becomes a business building tool. She works with coaches, consultants and therapists who have a story to tell, wisdom to share or a legacy to leave behindSee more
Dale L. Roberts is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award for authors who want to enter their published books into an awesome book awards.
Dale is a self-publishing advocate, award-winning author, and video content creator. Dale’s inherent passion for life fuels his self-publishing advocacy bothSee more
Literary agent, Annette Green is judging the Page Turner Writing Award. Annette has been an agent for over three decades. After graduating with a BA in English and Humanities she worked in publishing and agenting for several years.
She set up her own agency in 1998 and has enjoyed considerableSee more
Keith Wheeler is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Keith is a multi-award-winning author. He started writing at an early age, having his first published work while still a freshman in high school. If being published at the age of 14 wasn’t enough, he was lucky enough to have his work published inSee more
Angela Marshall will be judging our 2021 Writing Mentorship Award with the aim of offering one winner a Mentoring Prize worth up to $2500.00 USD.
Angela has been working with writing challenged clients for over 12 years. She provides ghost-writing, coaching, procedural writing, speech writingSee more
Writer, journalist, activist and author of Daughters of Smoke and Fire, is judging our eBook Award in 2021.
Daughters of Smoke and Fire (May 2020) is her debut novel published by Harper Collins in Canada & ABRAMS in the US. Ava's collection of short stories Echoes from the Other Land (MawenziSee more
Penny Weston, Founder of MADE and the Director at Moddershall Oaks 5* Country Spa Retreat is judging the 2021 Book Award. Penny is a wellness entrepreneur, business owner and first-time mum who resides in Staffordshire with her fitness enthusiast husband Andy and beagle Bugsy.
Director of awardSee more
Danielle Hampson is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award. A publishing industry podcasting pioneer, Danielle created “The Authors Show®” many years before Internet streaming radio & TV and podcasting became popular. Now in its 16th year, the show has processed 6000+ traditionally andSee more
Trevor Wood is judging the Page Turner Writing Award. Trevor has lived in Newcastle for 25 years and considers himself an adopted Geordie, though he still can’t speak the language. He's a successful novelist and playwright who has also worked as a journalist and spin-doctor for the City CouncilSee more
Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award. She's the author of the anticipated Middle-Grade Fantasy Adventure, SEA OF KINGS. She helps aspiring writers to improve their craft and connect with the writing community through her free writing tips and tutorials.
Although still aSee more
Jordan Rosenfeld is judging our 2021 eBook Award.
She is the author of six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page Turner, and the bestselling Make A Scene. Her freelance articles and essays have appeared in such places as The Atlantic, the New York Times, ScientificSee more
Ian Lewis from Farnham Films is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award.
Ian began his career in film and television drama in Austria. After which he worked his way through film cutting rooms, research, and production management in the UK before becoming a director. He has directed a great manySee more
Leigh Shulman is an author and writing mentor with twenty years of experience under her belt and is judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Award and the Young Writer Award.
Leigh has taught at universities and writing programs in the US, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, and around the world andSee more
Maranda Russell is a multi-award-winning artist, author, poet, and blogger who also happens to have high-functioning autism. Maranda is judging the Page Turner eBook Award.
She has 7 published books and 17 published ebooks to date. Maranda's writing has been included in 6 print anthologies, andSee more
Ran Walker is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors. Ran is the author of twenty-one books. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project's 2019 Indie Author of the Year Award and the 2019 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Ebook Award.
He has taughtSee more
British film, actor, producer and director, Ajay Nayyar is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award and is always looking for scripts to option, produce and direct. Ajay is a British film, television and stage actor, producer and director.
He is the Executive Producer at Khando EntertainmentSee more
Sean Campbell is judging the Writing Award and searching for a writer to publish! He is the founder and editor of époque press, an independent publisher of literary fiction. Their books include The Wooden Hill by Jamie Guiney, shortlisted for the Saboteur award 2019 Best Collection of Short StoriesSee more
Kelly Rinne is a publisher looking for writers and authors to publish and is the owner of Spectrum Audiobooks, a publishing house with a focus on high-quality audiobooks, with over 20 authors signed and 100 books in production. Kelly is also looking for authors to offer an audiobook production.
USA Today Best Selling Author Isadora Brown is judging our 2021 eBook Award. She is a Disney Villain addict, a sucker for Persephone and Hades retellings, and a lover of all things dark and forbidden.
Isadora believes in happily ever afters, a mystery that leaves readers guessing until the lastSee more
Former journalist Deb Richardson-Moore, who writes murder mysteries that fall somewhere between dark cozies and domestic thrillers, is judging the Page Turner eBook Award.
Her latest novel is Murder, Forgotten, a stand-alone set on the coast of her native South Carolina and on the easternSee more
Matt Koss is judging the Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters looking to get their script optioned. Matt is a Journalist, Movie Critic and Script Consultant. He currently writes film reviews and entertainment industry articles for his website The Wandering Screen, and is a careerSee more
Marni Seneker is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award. Marni is an editor and book coach specializing in narrative non-fiction, prescriptive non-fiction and memoir.
Marni’s professional background in investment banking and marketing communications make her an excellent sounding boardSee more
Samar Hammam is judging the 2021 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish! She founded Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency in 2013 after six years as a Director at Toby Eady Associates. Prior to that she worked as a literary scout in New York City for Linda Clark AssociatesSee more
Yasmin Kane judged our 2020 Awards and enjoyed the process so much and was delighted with the results that she is joining our 2021 judging panel. As Yasmin is actively seeking writers to represent, she is thrilled to be judging the Writing Award.
A literary agent for 17 years, Yasmin set up herSee more
Mark Stibbe is the 2020 Fiction Writing Award winner and is judging our 2021 eBook Award.
Mark has loved storytelling since he was a child. Born in 1960, he was adopted by Philip Stibbe, a star pupil of CS Lewis. Inspired by his father’s passion for stories, Mark became a senior scholar ofSee more
Jenny Moore is judging the Page Turner Awards eBook Award for published authors.
Jenny is a freelance writer and children’s author with over a hundred publications to her name, across five continents. She was the first ever UK winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Competition and was shortlistedSee more
Helen Hart is judging the Page Turner Awards Book Award. Helen is Publishing Director at SilverWood Books, offering complete ‘done-for-you’ self-publishing. She oversees all aspects of SilverWood’s publishing projects, ensuring authors have a high quality book to make them proud.
Manoj Padaiyachi is delighted to be judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award for aspiring 18 - 25-year-old writers. A National Youth Champion Awardee by Ivolunteer, Manoj is a multifaceted youth who is Creator and President of Wealth Foundation, having a national presence.
He has worked withSee more
Donia Youssef works in TV and film with experience reading many scripts and is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award. Donia is currently working with a professional script doctor on a few of her scripts for a TV series, animation and feature film.
Award Winning Author, Donia is playing to herSee more
Stephen Hodges judged our 2020 Awards and is delighted to join our 2021 Awards. Stephen is a LA Based Film Scout, Creative Producer and Development Executive with experience that ranges from a lead role inside the world’s largest toy manufacturer to an entrepreneur running a production companySee more
Hilary Townsend is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Hilary was born into a Blackmore Vale farming family, spending her early childhood at Hewletts Farm and Thornhill, near Stalbridge. She became a personnel manager in industry, then a lecturer in management subjects at Frome Technical CollegeSee more
Natalia Leigh is judging the Page Turner Awards Young Writer Award, a writing contest for writers aged between 18 and 25. Natalia is a freelance editor and founder of Enchanted Ink Publishing, a company that helps bring indie stories to life through editing and book design. She enjoys placing peskySee more
Audrey Knox is judging Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award. Audrey is a literary manager at Cartel, with clients staffed on GROWN-ISH and P-VALLEY. She worked her way up from Receptionist in 2016 to Manager in 2018. Audrey has experience in both scripted and unscripted television, on set, inSee more
Head of Development at Crawley Film Initiative, Callum Johnston is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award for aspiring screenwriters who want to place their projects in front of film producers with the aim of getting their scriptwriting discovered.
With 12 years of experience working in filmSee more
Working Mum of the Year, Freelance PR Manager and editor of Sunday Woman, Martina Mercer is judging our eBook Award in 2021.
Martina Mercer is an award-winning mum of three who has endured many struggles in her life with a smile. Her story is known worldwide, while her business acumen, writingSee more
Rita Rosenkranz is a literary agent actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.
A well-established agent, who began her career as an editor at major publishing houses, Rita representsSee more
Debrah Martin is judging the Page Turner Awards eBook Award. Debrah an author, editor, teacher, ghostwriter, publisher - and artist. She has been writing since 2010 and now has 12 books in print - 10 fiction and 2 non-fiction - with a new release already planned for 2021.
As an author, her workSee more
Literary agent Kim Lindman is judging Page Turner Awards Writing Award for unpublished writers looking for a literary agent. Kim is a literary agent at Stonesong. She studied English and Journalism in the Pacific-Northwest where she grew up, before moving to NYC to start her publishing career.See more
Lisa V. Proulx is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Lisa is an award-winning and international bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and storyteller, a publishing consultant with Indie Author Promotions, and was the play critic and special event feature writer for The Frederick Gazette forSee more
Christine Green Authors’ Agent was founded in 1984 by Christine Green. Christine is judging the Writing Awards and wants to find a writer to represent and publish.
Christine Green Authors' Agent has been representing writers in Britain and around the world for three decades.
Amongst otherSee more
JD DeWitt, Director of Development and Producer is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
JD is co-founder of 5x5 Productions and has relationships that span from publishing houses, best-selling authors, screenwriters and studio executives - all of which
Literary agent Renae Moore is judging Page Turner Awards Writing Award for unpublished writers looking for a literary agent.
Renae fell in love with reading in elementary school when she discovered all the places she could go just by turning a page. Originally earning a J.D. from Thomas M. CooleySee more
Greg Koorhan is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award. Greg is an American film director, producer and co-founder of Crossbow Studio, an independent production company specializing in uplifting stories that inspire, educate and entertain. His award-winning short films have engaged festivalSee more
Literary Agent, Kizzy Thomson, is judging the 2021 Page Turner Writing Award and dead keen on finding a non-fiction writer to represent and publish. Kizzy runs KT Literary Agency (KTLA), a specialist non-fiction agency, founded and launched in 2017.
Previously, LikeMyNovel.com, an online literarySee more
Anja Widmann is actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award in 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.
Anja has been an international literary agent with Eulama Lit.Ag. for over 10 years. In that capacity, she has workedSee more
Jonathan Telfer is editor of Writing Magazine and oversees Writers Online. He welcomes feedback on the magazines and website, letters, and article ideas. He also edits the tablet/smartphone Writer’s App.
He relishes nurturing and encouraging new talent and is in regular contact with writers of all
Lisa Lepki is a serious word nerd, ProWritingAid's Head of Marketing, and the Editor of the ProWritingAid Blog. With over 15 years’ experience in writing, marketing, PR, and producing, she secretly loves the technical elements of writing even more than the writing itself.
Lisa is the co-author ofSee more
Riya M. Cyriac is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award. Riya is the Founder and Executive Director of The Young Writers Initiative (TYWI).
The Young Writers Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, servicing, and inspiring young writers. They offer free editing, betaSee more
Elaine Bousfield and ZunTold Publishing is judging our 2021 Young Writer Award and wants to find a young writer to publish! Elaine runs ZunTold Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Manchester focusing on diverse fiction for young people.
ZunTold is a brand new and independent
Alison Howard will be judging our 2021 Young Writer Award.
Alison is a bilingual editor with 15 years’ global publishing house editorial support experience for both the creative and business aspects of writing genres, covering everything from academia and travel to crime fiction and children’sSee more
Katja Kaine from Novel Factory is judging the 2021 Page Turner eBook Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.
Katja is the creator of the Novel Factory and a word-obsessed human. She’s spent the last ten years perfecting her practical, repeatable novel writing method, whichSee more
Allison Aldridge is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award. She is a Young Adult (YA) Fantasy author of the Dark Radiance series. She is an active member of both the writing and book community, where she continues to share her passion for stories. When she is not writing or reading a book, youSee more
Jackson Dickert is judging the Campfire Book Award for published authors. Jackson is an author who works at Campfire Technology as their Chief Marketing Officer. Though he swears by pantsing, he secretly uses Campfire Blaze to help him keep track of details and major plot events as he writes.
Kelly Boyer Sagert is a professional writer, editor, and coach with decades of experience, is judging our 2021 eBook Award. Kelly is a member of the prestigious American Society of Professional Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She is an experienced ghostwriter, as well, with nearly 15 years ofSee more
Freelance fiction editor and award-winning author, Jodie Renner, who has an eye for compelling fiction, is judging our Writing Award. She is delighted to have been asked to judge the Writing Award. She has acted as judge for short stories and novels many times, including several times for Writer’sSee more
Kristen Martin is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award for published authors looking for a writing contest with high-value author support prizes.
Kristen is the International Amazon Bestselling Indie Author of the YA science fiction trilogy, The Alpha Drive, the dark fantasy series, ShadowSee more
Libby Bushill from ProWritingAid is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Awards
Libby is ProWritingAid's Editorial and Marketing Assistant. When she's not editing and writing blog posts, she can be found spreading the word about ProWritingAid on social media. A recent English Lit grad and coSee more
Jason Bartholomew is judging the Page Turner Book Award.
Originally from America, Jason Bartholomew spent ten years working in New York publishing, primarily for Hachette Book Group USA. He moved to Hachette UK in 2008 where he was the Rights Director across Hodder & Stoughton, HeadlineSee more
Jennifer Herrington is a literary agent actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.
Jennifer started her career on the editorial side of publishing with Kensington Books Publishing’s
Robin Cutler, CEO of How To Publish Books.com and creative developer of IngramSpark is judging our 2021 eBook Awards. Robin both created and led the development of IngramSpark, an international, award-winning self-publishing platform from 2013-2020.
Robin's new venture, How To Publish Books.comSee more
Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.
Pulane, pronounced Pooh-Lah-Ni, is a Journalist at Kingdom Digital News (which is based in Lesotho) and an Editor and PublicationSee more
Emma Rosen is judging the Page Turner eBook Award. Emma is an independent author. In 2018 she published ‘Milk,’ a book about her experience breastfeeding her children interwoven with everything she learned about the social pressures on new parents.
In 2019 she released a children’s picture book,See more
Michele Sagan is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Michele writes psychological thrillers and is represented by Jamie Cowen from The Ampersand Agency in the UK. Fun facts about her: she has four kids, three dogs, two sisters, and fortunately, only one husband. Her hobbies include riding big bikesSee more
Literary agent, Analieze Cervantes, is actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award and our Young Writer Award in 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.
Analieze is a graduate from Cal State San Bernardino where she studiedSee more
Author Allison Maruska enjoyed judging the 2020 Awards so much she is returning to our judging panel for 2021 to judge our eBook Award! Allison is a YA and mystery, suspense author, blogger, teacher, mom, wife, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast. Her blog includes humour posts, shortSee more
As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our Young Writer Award.
Holly works as a physical therapist by day and a writer by night in Chicago and enjoys playing with her three babies (who all have fur). She is a MG and YA fantasy writer working towards traditional publication.
Julia Drake of Wildbound PR is judging Page Turner Young Writer Award. Julia is the co-founder of Wildbound PR, a California based literary publicity company that works with writers, publishers, and changemakers across the globe to bring awareness for their projects via targeted media pressSee more
Rivka Hodgkinson is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Rivka is a writer and marketing consultant. She has worked with over 250 authors to help them promote their books and build their platform and taught about social media marketing virtually and in-person all over the world.
Rivka served as aSee more
Rosemarie Hudson, the publisher at HopeRoad, is judging our Young Writer Award as she is keen to find some exciting YA to publish!
Rosemarie was recently joined in her venture by Pete Ayrton, founder of the hugely respected independent publisher Serpent’s Tail. Pete is Editor of HopeRoad’s newSee more
Author Charlotte Valentine is judging our 2021 eBook Award.
After studying Law in London, Charlotte moved into the corporate world where she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking before leaving to pursue her love of literature and study for her MA with the Open University.
Diane Callahan is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Awards. Diane spends her days shaping stories as a developmental editor and writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer, provides practical tips for aspiring authors, from the basics of "How to Show, NotSee more
Julie Broad is judging the 2021 Page Turner Book Award. She's an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author. Her company, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs, professionals, and subject-matter experts build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book.
Charlotte Tomic is judging the Page Turner Book Award in the hope of representing more authors who need to amplify their voices through publicity. She is a senior-level public relations consultant who began her career in publishing after graduating from Queens College in New York City. SheSee more