2021 Award Longlist Discussions

We are delighted to announce our 2021 Longlists. Please join us in congratulating these writers! The Writing Awards, Book Award and Screenplay Awards Shortlist will be announced in due course.

Please join us in congratulating them here!

E A Carter Fri, 24/09/2021 - 15:37

A hearty congratulations to all the authors who have been placed on each Longlist, it's a real honor to have been selected to stand among them with my debut non-fiction The Lost Letters.

Wishing the best of success to all entrants, and many thanks to the tireless work of Paula, Ken and the team and to all the judges.

Today was actually a sad day for me personally, so this is a beautiful and very welcome surprise.

Stevie Turner Fri, 24/09/2021 - 16:21

I'm thrilled that 'His Ladyship' has been chosen for the Writing Award Longlist. Thanks very much Paula, Ken, the team, and the judges.

mintypineapple Fri, 24/09/2021 - 17:39

Congrats to everyone on the longlist and thanks to everyone involved for including me on said longlist!

Looking forward to the shortlist and I wish everyone good luck!

PeggyWirgau Sat, 25/09/2021 - 02:33

I'm honored and thrilled to have The Stars in April sharing the spotlight with so many excellent authors and their entries. My thanks to everyone involved at Page Turners!

PeggyWirgau Sat, 25/09/2021 - 02:33

I'm honored and thrilled to have The Stars in April sharing the spotlight with so many excellent authors and their entries. My thanks to everyone involved at Page Turners!

Michele E. Gwynn Sun, 26/09/2021 - 11:29

I am beyond humbled to be included in this Longlist of impressive and talented writers. To each of you, congratulations. It is my absolute honor to be among you. What an amazing journey. I might be tearing up...again. Thank you to the Page Turner Awards, and to all the judges for your hard work and dedication.

Michael Clifton Sun, 26/09/2021 - 14:53

I'm thrilled to tread the same waters with you in this immense talent pool. Much luck to everyone moving forward!

Robbie Robertson Sun, 26/09/2021 - 16:52

When I read I was in this highly esteemed group, it made my day and night!! Love reading everyone's bios and projects. What an eclectic group and proud to be part of it!

WAmandaMack Sun, 26/09/2021 - 21:29

What a wonderful honor it is to be ranked amongst this very select and very talented group of writers. The absolute best of luck to everyone. I think I'm still in a little bit of shock at my own inclusion lol.

EmmaCDavies Mon, 27/09/2021 - 09:08

I didn't for one minute think I'd even be selected as a Finalist as I dabbled for the first time in this wonderful world of writing awards.

To then be longlisted for 'Take my hair (but not my humour): One mum's journey seeing off breast cancer' was the cherry on top for my labour of love.

So excited by the company I'm keeping with all these fabulous authors who probably know what they're doing a lot more than me! Well done everybody, thank you for all the lovely comments of support and best of luck for the shortlisting stage.

mdtucker Mon, 27/09/2021 - 23:15

I am so honored and thrilled to be counted among such a distinguished group of writers. After many, many rejections, it feels almost surreal to have gotten this far in the competition. Seeing all of you inspires me to keep pursuing the dream. Congrats! - Morgan :)

Susea Spray Tue, 28/09/2021 - 00:39

Congratulations to everyone who has made the long list. I wish everyone the best of luck as the judging process contuinues.

JerryFurnell Tue, 28/09/2021 - 00:51

Longlisters - gotta love that word. Well done everyone. I was surprised and excited by the news. It's been a long (and enjoyable) journey. The light at the end of the tunnel, however, is more than welcome. I'd like to thank the judges for the long hours they've ploughed into the Page Turner Awards. Tough job.

I'm raising a glass of Glenfiddich to you all. 'Cheers. And thank you for filling my ol' heart with joy and happy flutters.'

And with hope.

Jerry Furnell - Unleashing the Tiger

Lilianne Milgrom Tue, 28/09/2021 - 02:06

It's so validating to have one's literary baby recognized by such esteemed judges and to be longlisted with such talented writers.

Thank you Page Turner Awards and good luck everyone!


Rob McIvor Tue, 28/09/2021 - 15:29

I need to go away more often. I took a short summer holiday and came back to find a full manuscript request, relayed by Paula. This time last week I was completing a solo bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats (the very south-west tip of Britain to the most north-eastern tip, for the benefit of overseas friends) and got back home at the weekend to discover that my novel had made the longlist for the Writing Award. I'm both stunned and delighted, especially after reading all of the other available longlisted entries and seen what excellent company I'm now keeping.

Thank you, Paula and all of the judges and helpers, and congratulations to all of my fellow longlisters. I can't wait to see the shortlist and, perhaps, get to read more of these compelling stories.

9rlinney Tue, 28/09/2021 - 16:12

I'm so excited for all of you who've been longlisted. What a momentous marker for your writing careers. And what wonderful recognition for all your hard work. Enjoy!

EMountford Wed, 29/09/2021 - 15:51

Many thanks to everyone, writers, judges and of course Paula and the team, for a truly heart-warming experience. There have been so many generous comments on the chats and everyone has been really supportive. I'm not sure if all competitions are like this because it's my first, but I certainly hope so!

Sophie Neville Tue, 12/10/2021 - 14:08

Congratulations to all the writers who made it to the Page Turner Awards Longlist. I was thrilled to have been included with a novel set in the early 1960s entitled 'The Girl Who Escaped From Zanzibar'. I am deeply grateful for the feedback I received. It was both useful and encouraging. We writers need editors!