Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Writing Mentorship Award Shortlist!
Please join us in congratulating these rising stars by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their submission. Click 'see more' to read their submission. And you can also congratulate them in our forum.
Roma Van Den Bergh for "Into the Light "
I’m a CGI filmmaker by trade and throughout my career have helped visualise stories from Hollywood blockbusters like The Golden Compass to Alex Garland’s Annihilation. INTO THE LIGHT was inspired by a true life event of a woman, who stopped a man killing a young girl in public, whilst others passed
B. L. Charles for "Astral Hunter"
I am a UK-based scientist who spends my spare time writing speculative and historical fiction, often focusing on underrepresented voices in science and mythology. In 2021 I took the leap and started submitting work. Since then, I've won Globe Soup's short story competition and have other work
Diane Hopkins for "Chasing Tigers"
Diane Hopkins is a nonfiction book writing coach for creative and ambitious women who have transformational stories and expertise to share. She has also helped her clients create powerful speeches as invited keynotes speakers at big events including business conferences and United Nations events
Sarah Long for "The Woman In The Charm House "
Sarah was born and raised in a hippie surfer town in California before running away to New Orleans to read literature with vampires. After a hurricane and a degree, she found herself wandering around Los Angeles, dreaming of becoming a novelist in a script writer world. The heat was a tad too much
Sarah Nias for "The Formation of Rifts"
Sarah Nias grew up overseas and worked in translation before moving into a career in print production. Returning to education as a mature student, she studied for an MA in English which inspired her to take up her own writing. After participating in several online creative writing courses she was
Alice Deby for "The Revenge Dater"
Alice Deby is a debut author who loves retro rom-coms and writing all night. A former teacher and magazine editor, she now writes full-time, with an ambition to deliver many books for many readers. In 2021, she was Highly Commended in the Page Turner Awards, and a prize winner in the Romance Writers
Phil Latham for "Void"
My day job is validating computerised systems involved in drug manufacturing for pharmaceutical companies. It is a complicated and time-consuming process that sounds dull, but don't let that fool you; it is dull. However, my work does save lives (yes, really) because validation ensures that the
Mina Rose Stiet for "Project Saturnalia "
Mina Rose lives in the Seattle area. She loves self-care, astrology, tarot, yoga, cats, coffee, video games, and outer space (although she's never been). On a typical day you can find her burning incense and dancing in the kitchen. On a non-typical day you can find her sipping margaritas next to a
Emily Henderson for "Jolene"
I’m currently working as a lawyer in London, I have recently qualified as an associate in my firm’s litigation team and was given a qualification break in which I thought I would give this idea a real attempt. I am originally from the North-East and came to writing over the past few years, having
Victoria Brown for "While She Lay Sleeping"
Victoria is a writer of sapphic thrillers and women's fiction, based in Cambridge, UK. Her novel, 'Darling Girl', won the 2022 'I Am In Print' thriller competition and a place on the Curtis Brown Creative Advanced Crime and Thriller course. She has had a number of flash fiction pieces published
Ciara Mullaney for "Missed Connections"
I'm secondary school teacher from County Cork, Ireland with a degree in English and History and a masters in education. I've always had an avid interest in writing but have only began to look at my writing in a professional capacity over the past two years. After attending a number of creative
Britt Marie Box for "Like A Shadow"
Britt Marie Box is a published non-fiction author and magazine columnist, a new fiction author and is currently studying for a BA(hons) degree in Creative Writing and English Literature.
Anthony Millson for "A Gleam of Sunshine"
This is my first foray into the world of creative writing and my dream is to finish this work and have it published. I have a Political Science degree from Carleton University, in Ottawa, but have always aspired to a career as a writer of fiction. While this novel is fictional, it is my real
Richard Fellinger for "An American Girl"
I'm an author, former journalist, and writing fellow at Elizabethtown College. I'm the author of the novels Summer of '85 (TouchPoint Press, 2021) and Made To Break Your Heart (Open Books, 2017) and the story collection They Hover Over Us (Snake Nation Press, 2012). I've earned several awards for my
Jane Bond for "FLICK-FLACK"
In my life I've worked in factories, behind several bars and once ran a livery stable. I spent fifteen years as a software engineer in England, Ireland and Scotland – sorry Wales. In 2007 we moved to France. Now I make jam and sell it on the local markets, which is far less lucrative, but far more
Theodora Scott for "The Beatmaker"
A Danish Viking who hates the cold, Theodora Scott lives in the Middle East where she can wear flip-flops in January. By day she works as a business writer for an IT corporation, by night she writes a blog about her two passions: music and pop culture. A lifelong hip hop fan and student of the craft
Caroline Copeland for "Johnnie Lambert’s Guide to Life, but unfortunately not love"
Nearly my whole working life has involved the written word: editing, teaching, researching, writing about, and promoting other people's words. Despite that, I only started writing fiction six years ago. I love to tell stories and mostly write uplit, and contemporary fiction. People's lives fascinate
Melissa Mitcheson for "The Freiberg Miracle"
After several decades of avid reading and tentative writing, returning to education in my thirties was the turning point for me. Working in a university setting made all the difference, showing me that it's actually okay to have aspirations, take a deep breath and ditch the imposter syndrome... So
Robert Parkhouse for "Ill-Fated Legacy "
After gaining a Creative Writing (Novel) M.A. from Middlesex University in 2017, I completed my first novel manuscript in 2020. During 2022, I completed the Writing a Novel course from Faber Academy. I am currently working on my second novel. Previously, I have had over fifty articles and short
Masha Shukovich for "WATER'S CHILD"
Masha Shukovich (she/they) is a writer, poet, storyteller, folklorist, teacher, independent scholar, and intuitive chef with ancestry and indigenous roots in the Balkans; the Mediterranean; and West, Central, and Northeast Asia (Siberia). She is a mother, demigirl, neurodivergent person, practical