2021 Screenplay Award Finalists

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Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Screenplay Award finalists. Please join us in congratulating these aspiring screenwriters by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our finalists' forum.

The finalists' listed below are shown in random order for all screenplay categories, which include, Film Script, Documentary, TV Series, Short Film, and Book Adaptation Needed. Wherever you see two of the same face, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

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Anne VanDeuson for "The Peace+Wielder"

Writer and artist. I'm a historian with a taste for techno, a renovator handy with tools, and a nature-loving mother of one human and some fur-babies. Along the way, I've been a military spouse, ran a cleaning business, lived on a farm, and adopted a child -- in no particular order. And everywhere

Nava Silton Silton for "Pure"

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., a Developmental Psychologist, received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2002 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Mediakidz, and has consulted for Netflix, Blue’s Clues & You and The Autism Seaver

Rachel Newman Newman for "Bacchus or Bust"

As a child I can remember the thrill of a notebook, the excitement of a new book. I was always writing and reading. I grew up in Kent, studied Optometry at City University, and worked for an independent practice in Middlesex. Along the way, I married Chris, a vet, became a mother, and wrote. All the

Joseph Byrd for "Monet & Oscar"

My BS in Journalism and MA in Communications degrees inspired me to become a pioneer in electronic publishing. As a McGraw-Hill editor, I developed one of the first computer publishing systems. In the rapidly developing PC software industry, I co-authored one of his two books using PC desktop

Rachel K Parsonage Parsonage for "The Porter: Retribution in Lockdown"

Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm a GP and amateur creative writer. I love writing about the grittiness of the seemingly mundane, the ordinary, and what, on the surface appears to be non-descript. Ordinary people fascinate me. I find them so interesting, especially when you find out that they are not ordinary at

Regitze Ladekarl Ladekarl for "Moments of Livvy"

Regitze Ladekarl crafts universal stories from everyday lives with an honest and sharp pen, and MOMENTS OF LIVVY, her debut novel, is such a story. She has been featured with shorter pieces in I’LL HAVE WEDNESDAY, Volume 4, ONTHEBUS, Not The Last Issue 23, and the forthcoming ONTHEBUS, Issue 24. She

Monique Singleton Singleton for "The Devil You Know"

Monique Singleton writes compelling stories that mix fantasy with realistic psychological suspense and unique insights into the mind of the main characters. As the daughter of a British soldier and his Dutch wife, Monique was born in an English military hospital in Germany. The family toured the

StarQueenLaurel Fletcher for "The World Over"

I wrote my first book when I was six years old about a fat cat named Stephanie who wandered around the city looking for her family, and I never looked back. As a writer, my goal is to continually move forward, learning from my past self, as well as others, in an effort to become the best I can at my

Elizabeth Bailey Bailey for "The Lady Fan Mystery Series (Book One, The Gilded Shroud)"

Elizabeth Bailey grew up in Africa on a diet of unconventional parents, theatre and Georgette Heyer. Eventually she went into acting and trod the boards in England until the writing bug got to her, when she changed to teaching and directing while penning historical romances and edgy women’s fiction

Elizabeth Bailey Bailey for "For One More Tomorrow"

Elizabeth Bailey grew up in Africa on a diet of unconventional parents, theatre and Georgette Heyer. Eventually she went into acting and trod the boards in England until the writing bug got to her, when she changed to teaching and directing while penning historical romances and edgy women’s fiction

Alexi Arlidge for "Paris Buddy"

Corporate turned creative. A City escapee, now debut novelist and freelance marketing and business consultant. My novel, written with screenplay adaptation in mind, draws on the reality of today - the highs and lows, twists and turns of modern life and love. A story designed to entertain, provoke

Robbi Bryant for "The Darkness"

Hi! I wrote THE DARKNESS after a confrontation with the serial rapist who raped me. I showed up at the county jail where he was being held after my case ended in a mistrial. After continued frustrations of waiting for the legal system to bring justice, I went to the jail, where he was held (parole