Freelance writer, mum and communications strategist, Min Day from London, has won literary representation in the Page Turner Awards for her commercial women’s fiction novel Love Letters.
Sponsored by ProWritingAid, the Page Turner Awards gives published authors and unpublished writers, of fiction and non-fiction from all genres, the chance to have their writing discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.
Love Letters is about Joanna who is isolated by fear and truths no one will face. She’s in danger of being trapped between the damaged relationship with her teenage son and a young man’s violent obsession.
The idea for Min Day’s disturbing, psychological novel was triggered by a short piece she wrote for a local Council magazine about domestic abuse and where woman can turn.
Min admits she gravitates to the darker side of human nature and though Joanna, her main character, seems to have it all and is outwardly confident and strong, scratch the surface and we soon find a selfish, vain woman struggling to love her son and trapped by her own fears and secrets.
Min lived by the sea as a teenager before returning to London. As Love Letters began to take shape, she loved drawing on her time there to create an isolated summer idyll as a contrasting back drop to the dark tale she unfolds.
Min has been writing for a several years and published short stories and read them on BBC radio. Love Letters is Min’s second book. Though the first didn’t get published the feedback and comments from literary agents and publishers helped keep her going.
It was while recovering from cancer for a second time the idea behind the story of Love Letters really took hold. She was working full-time in communications and Min said it was weird sitting at the kitchen table in the early hours before she left for the office immersed in the unsettling, claustrophobic and dark world of her book.
Read more about Min’s award submission: https://pageturnerawards.com/suspense/love-letters
Min said: “Writing Competitions like the Page Turner Awards are such a great way for a writer to get their work noticed by literary agents and publishers. It was amazing to find out I was a finalist but then scary reading the other amazing submissions and knowing I’d be judged against them. I cannot describe how much it’s meant to win literary representation and I’m still pinching myself. I’ve read the other amazing submissions and really do appreciate how lucky I am.”
Next year’s Page Turner Awards already has several literary agents and publishers as judges who are actively seeking writers to publish from the entries.
The judges also include influencers in the publishing industry, plus an audiobook production company giving published authors the chance to get their eBook and printed books into audiobooks.
Success stories from this year’s awards include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.
Find out more about The Page Turner Awards: https://pageturnerawards.com. Submissions for 2021 will open on the 1st of January 2021.