London Mum Wins Writing Mentorship In International Writing Contest

London Mum Wins International Writing Contest

Helen Rowe, who lives in London with her family, was announced as the Writing Mentorship Award winner in the Page Turner Awards at the online ceremony, where Paul Michael Glaser from Starsky and Hutch fame was a special guest to announce the winners.

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid and Campfire, offers authors, writers, and screenwriters the chance to enter the first 10 pages of their writing project, where a judging panel of literary experts and film producers will read the work.

Rowe wrote Eliminating British Poverty while recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by a difficult childbirth and a succession of family deaths.

In her book, Rowe adopts an innovative approach to the problem of inequality and discusses how it could be dealt with in five years without raising taxes.

Britain needs new ideas to create a fairer and better society. These ideas need to be practical, financially viable and acceptable to the voting public. Rowe's Eliminating British Poverty offers an alternative approach to those of Universal Basic Income or an indebted welfare system.
In the borough where she and her family live, around 50% of children grow up in poverty. As a parent, she wants a positive and safe society for all children and discusses novel ways to deal with the systems which create and maintain poverty in Britain today.

Rowe has conducted extensive research and delves into the impact of poverty on society, families, individuals and human biology. She also questions the global impact of a Britain without poverty. If the UK was successful at eliminating poverty or even came close, how would the rest of the world respond?

In this timely book, Helen Rowe seeks to reinvigorate our political ideas and provide new answers to entrenched social problems. She believes that poverty is not inevitable, and as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You must do the thing you think you cannot do".

Rowe knows that Britain cannot create a positive future while poverty is accepted within society. Poverty is a practical problem which requires practical solutions, and these are discussed in 'Eliminating British Poverty'.
Rowe said, “The Page Turner Awards programme has been a fantastic experience and a great opportunity to receive professional feedback on my writing. It provides an opening into the publishing world for writers without industry contacts or celebrity status, and it can improve the chances of having a book published.”

She added, “I am absolutely delighted to have won the Mentorship Award. Thank you to everyone who has supported me at home, at the Page Turner Awards, and of course to Karen Williams for choosing my writing. This is very exciting news.”

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This year aspiring writers walked off the red carpet with life-changing prizes. One new unpublished writer won literary agency representation while a screenwriter won literary management. Another new writer won a publishing deal, seven independent authors won an audiobook production, plus one other won a publishing package (including an edit, book cover and book trailer), and another author won a book adaptation.

The Page Turner Awards winners can be found here: 

Submissions for the 2022 Awards will open in January 2022. Find out how you too can enter your writing into The Page Turner Awards international writing contest: