2022 Young Writer Award Shortlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Young Writer Award Shortlist!

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If you are aged between 18 and 25, don't miss the chance to get your writing in front of publishers, literary agents, film producers and literary experts.

Robin McGrew for "Things that Grow in the Dark"
Genre: Fantasy

Born and raised in the mossy backwoods of Washington (a ripe setting for muddy adventures and gothic atmospheres), I've been telling stories about sprites and sasquatch for as long as I can remember. Now having migrated to the warm coast of the Bay Area, I spend my days working in a cozy videogame

Kate Samuels for "A Reckoning of Dragons"
Genre: Fantasy

I won my first writing award at the age of six and decided that I aspired to be a starving writer in a garret. Flash forward eighteen years, and I can truthfully say I live by the pen: assistant and copywriter at an animation studio by day, fantasy author and freelance editor by night, and

Kay Mancino for "Apoptosis, or Cell Death "
Genre: Short Stories

Kay Mancino is a 19 year-old Creative Writing major from Long Island, New York. Growing up, they realized their voice was loudest when writing stories, so that is what they want to spend the rest of their life doing. In their free time, you will find them crocheting blankets for their dog and

Ian Krietzberg for "The Blood King"
Genre: Fantasy

Ian is a passionate storyteller in all of its many forms. In his novels, poems, and short stories, he strives to explore concepts of morality and human willpower, while also examining the different relationships characters have with their own mortality. He lives for the wonderful exhilaration of

Georges le Macon for "SILVERMANE"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Some of my biggest inspirations creatively are Stephen King, Thomas Harris, William Peter Blatty, William Goldman and Kenneth Lonergan. I aspire to one day make these novelists and screenwriters my competition and hope that people will compare me to them favourably. I’m confident I’ll achieve this

Georgina Barrowclough for "A Serpent's Tale "
Genre: Fantasy

I was born in the small, sleepy town known as Shepton Mallet—a hidden treasure at the heart of South England's Somerset. I moved to Bristol at the age of eight, paving the way for my studies as a Creative & Professional Writing graduate at The University of the West of England. When I’m not busy

Yvette Naden for "The Three Muses "
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Yvette Naden is a writer and poet born in France 2002, who now resides in the UK. Her work has featured in the Roadrunner Review and the Elmbridge Literary Magazine. When she isn't writing, she can be found trying to resusitate her houseplants.

Debbie Alty for "Four White Walls"
Genre: Memoir

I have undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and a MA in Publishing. Story-telling has been embedded into my life from an early age, listening to my parents tell me stories about their lives prompted my interest in the lives of a diverse range