2022 Award Finalists

We are delighted to announce all our 2022 Young Writer Award Finalists and our Writing Mentorship Finalists. See the Finalists lists here.

Please join in the discussion and congratulate them below. You must log in to add comments or join the discussion.

jmacsporran Tue, 09/08/2022 - 22:08

I wish to express my congratulations to all those who entered the Page Turner Awards this years as well as those who have received the news that they have become finalists in their respective categories.

This is my second year in entering and luckily, my second time being a finalist for the entry I have submitted.

I wish everyone the best as the Award continues to the next phase. The Award has certainly offered fine examples to inspire myself in my initial steps in writing.

J. MacSporran

Tyler-G-Mower Wed, 10/08/2022 - 18:35

A round of applause to the authors who are finalists! Your dedication to write, hard work to bring your ideas to fruition, and creativity are inspiring. Keep up the good work.

I can't wait to see what the future holds for you and those inspired through your words!

Tyler Mower

Julia Dunne Thu, 11/08/2022 - 13:14

I want to congratulate all the finalists. It's a huge step to put your work out there and it has paid off. I wish you, and those who participated, all the best in your writing journey.

Good luck with the next phase!

Julia Dunne

ABBIEEATON Sat, 13/08/2022 - 10:34

A huge congratulations to all the finalists, I am delighted to be in your company! Wishing you all the best of luck!

Julie Scolnik Sat, 13/08/2022 - 22:33

Hello fellow finalists,

I want to share my congratulations with all of you, too. I am a one-book author, (as music is my profession!) so all of this is entirely new to me. It took me 45 years to see this story in print, so I am thrilled.

AlanJPeterson Sun, 14/08/2022 - 13:54

This is my first novel and I must have submitted it to twenty things, so to finally make any progress at all is just brilliant.  Is anyone else as chuffed as I am?

DLHammons Sun, 14/08/2022 - 15:42

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all of my fellow finalist! I'm honored and humbled to be included with such talented writers as these. Well done ALL!

P.J. Roscoe Sun, 14/08/2022 - 18:08

Wow! Just Wow! Jumping up and down here!

Fabulous news for everyone. Enjoy the journey x

SSOreilly Mon, 15/08/2022 - 02:14

Heartiest congratulations to all the finalists. I feel very proud to be amongst you all.

Morag Higgins Mon, 15/08/2022 - 16:16

Well done to all of the finalists for 2022!  Excellent work, really excited for all of you, so proud to be included!

davidwbernee Mon, 15/08/2022 - 16:33

Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2022 Writing Awards contest! Humbled to be included for my manuscript, The Islander. 

Thank you! 

Jodie Cain Smith Mon, 15/08/2022 - 16:50

Congrats to all the Finalists! Writing can be a cruel, dark undertaking, so I’m taking today to celebrate my chosen profession. Tomorrow, I’ll get back to the WIP and all the self-loathing and imposter syndrome that accompanies it. Whew! Round one complete!



Jude@tenaz.net Mon, 15/08/2022 - 17:09

I am thrilled to be amongst such a dynamic and creative group of people. Congratulations to all the finalists.

There is nothing like inching a novel forwards, fine-tuning it, slowly watching it emerge blinking into the light, and then, after all the time and effort and attention, someone notices it.  Such an exciting time!

Ann Evans Mon, 15/08/2022 - 17:13

Congratulations to everyone who has made it through to the finals! So excited to have my work chosen! This is the first time I've entered this competition - and I'm just over the moon!! Well done everyone - enjoy! 

Stevie Turner Mon, 15/08/2022 - 17:17

I am delighted that I have been included in the list of finalists for the 2022 Writing Award.  Congratulations to all!

isabellewrites Mon, 15/08/2022 - 17:52

Congratulations to all my fellow finalists! I'm so excited and proud to be amongst you and can't wait to read all your fabulous submissions.

Wishing everyone the best of luck for the next stages. 

terilynnhope Mon, 15/08/2022 - 19:08

A cheering congratulations to all my fellow finalists for the 2022 Writing Award. It's so exciting for a step on the writing journey to find solid ground! A journey begins with a first step. Well done all!

Pamela Meyer Mon, 15/08/2022 - 20:38

We got this far--let's pause and enjoy the view.


I see the next mountain (  ;

nightraven51 Mon, 15/08/2022 - 21:18

Congratulations to everyone who made it to the finals! Well done! And what a pleasant surprise! At least, it was for me.

This is my first completed manuscript, and I have learned so much while writing it! After every rejection, I would go back and revise, re-work, or throw some parts out and start from scratch. I am sooo relieved I am finally moving in the right direction! 

KIM R GOTTLIEB… Mon, 15/08/2022 - 21:53

This is my second time as a finalist and I couldn't be happier! I landed a great agent, who has submitted "Lenswoman" (my 1960s/'70s romance) to an interested publisher, and I'm polishing the second "Caterina by Moonlight" (my renaissance novel) for sunmission to publishers in a month or so. 

To complete a novel is a major accomplishemnt on its own, but to recieve a Page Turner Award is icing on the cake!

KristaVellis Mon, 15/08/2022 - 21:53

I am thrilled to be included amongst such talented writers. Congratulations everyone. 

Today I'll celebrate and tomorrow I'll get back to writing.

Krista Vellis

Anythingispossible Mon, 15/08/2022 - 21:53

Congratulations to everyone! I'm proud to have my work chosen and be in the company of all the finalists. This is my first novel and I don't think my heart has stopped racing. There's no feeling like it.

Best wishes on the next step. 

Susea Spray Mon, 15/08/2022 - 22:33

Congratulations 2022 finalists. Well done! The hard work has put the icing on the cake.

Two manuscripts through. Unbelievable! I am pinching myself in disbelief!

My commiserations also go to those haven't made the list. In my eyes you are all winners because you have taken the step in putting pen to paper, then entered the Page Turner Awards. Take heart. My Mighty Storm didn't make it last year, but after a lot of additional work, it is through this time.

tl_coughlin Mon, 15/08/2022 - 23:03

Congratulations to all the 2022 finalists!

I am so honoured to be considered next to such incredible authors! This is my first book and my first time applying for the Page Turner Awards! What a thrill it was to receive the email notification.

Here's to you all!

9rlinney Mon, 15/08/2022 - 23:04

What an accomplishment to be formally recognized in an international writing competition. It's something you can take with you always. You've earned it. Embrace it. And best wishes for success at the next level.

VJCroft Tue, 16/08/2022 - 01:51

Congratulations to you all! I'm sure we all feel the same that - big or small, modest or great - any kind of validation like this makes the writing journey worthwhile.  It's an honour to be on the journey with you all - I wish everyone success and may this be the first of many!

ShellySteig Tue, 16/08/2022 - 01:57

Hats off to everyone who was selected as a finalist! I'm grateful to be included in your esteemed company! 

Emerson Ford Tue, 16/08/2022 - 05:41

So pleased to be a part of this with all of you. To think of all the hard work represented by all these names on the list! Congratulations, all!

IagoHyde Tue, 16/08/2022 - 16:31

Congratulations to everyone who made the list! I hope you go out and treat yourself to a cookie or a cake or candy--or anything else you love! I think we've all earned it haha. This has been such an incredible honor to have two of my pieces make it through to the next round, and I definitely have been struggling to keep my excitement in check.

Everyone has done an amazing job this time around! I really enjoyed looking through the other entries to see what people have submitted, and they're all so diverse and interesting. Everyone here has an awesome story to tell, and I can't wait to see what the future holds--for all of us!

Jessica Wendi Abel Tue, 16/08/2022 - 17:23

Congratulations to all the Finalists! Happy to be amongst your company.

MJPatrick Tue, 16/08/2022 - 19:38

Excited, delighted, grateful, honoured. Those and more feelings about being a 2022 Page Turners Awards Finalist. Wishes for future success to all my fellow writers! 

Michelle_Cook Tue, 16/08/2022 - 19:41

Huge congratulations all! Both to the finalists and everyone who put themselves out there for what can feel like a public peeling! 🎉🎉🎉

Lois Kennis Tue, 16/08/2022 - 19:42

I'm honored and excited to be a writing award finalist for the second year in a row. Congratulations to all other finalists! And congratulations to everyone who entered. It takes nerve to submit your work to an international contest.

Last week, I signed a publishing contract with Elk Lake Publishing Inc., for my upmarket women's fiction, "Rise on Eagle's Wings." I'm delighted, of course, and I'm grateful to God to have found a publishing home. I'm not sure, but the contract probably eliminates me from this contest going forward. But I'm excited and joyful to be a finalist!

Thank you to all the judges, agents, publishers, sponsors, volunteers-- everyone who works behind the scenes to make these contests possible for writers.


Lois Kennis

Richard Rizun Tue, 16/08/2022 - 20:04

I am humbled to be in the finals with so many talented writers. Good luck to all!

Mary D Tue, 16/08/2022 - 20:14

Congratulations to everyone! I'm thrilled that my non-fiction book has been selected and wish to thank all the judges and everyone who works behind the scenes in the Page Turner Awards. 

julieweary Tue, 16/08/2022 - 20:32

Thank you, Page Turner Awards, for giving us the opportunity to feel such joy and hope! Congratulations, one and all! And best wishes to you always!

Peter-R-Hall Tue, 16/08/2022 - 20:52

Writing can be such a solitary activity and these events are fantastic at bringing the writing community together and celebrating our artform.

Anne VanDeuson Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:15

Congratulations to all Page Turner Awards finalists! This is my second year as a finalist, and I want to wish everyone the best of luck with their submissions. I'm honored to be in such good company.

Susanmariechapman Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:16

I would like to congratulate each and every Winner and Finalist in the 2022 Page Turner Awards.  Also, I would like to give a special thanks to the incredibly talented judges who participated this year.  This was such an honor to be chosen as a Finalist and I thank you for that.

To all my fellow Winners and Finalist, this is something you should be shouting from the rooftops.  

I wish you all a very successful future.  Keep writing and dreaming.

All My Best,

Susan Marie Chapman

Elise Lowing Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:21

Congratulations to each and every finalist. I know how hard writing can be sometimes, but I also know the joy and fulfillment that comes with completing a piece work, whether that’s an article, short story, or novel.

I also want to congratulate those who put their work out there. Though you may not have made it to the finals, putting your work out there is the first step. It’s scary and intimidating, but it’s a necessary step that takes courage. Never forget that courage.

I am both humbled and honored to be part of the finalists. I will continue to learn and grow as a writer. And the fact I made it this far shows to me that I have what it takes. I will be pursuing a Medical Coding diploma, but the experience will give more material to work with for my writing projects to come. I will also be continuing my writing education at the Institute for Children’s Literature in their novel course.

I wish all writers here the best of luck, and I hope you continue to write.

Helen Matthews Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:37

I’m thrilled and honoured that my novel The Girl in the Van has made it through to the 2022 Pageturner Award finals.  I’m proud to be in such awesome company. Very best wishes and good luck to all. 

Katrina Bart Tue, 16/08/2022 - 23:59

Congratulations to all the finalists.  A lot of blood, sweat, tears and heart goes into creating a book and to have that acknowledged as being a awesome book in your genre is exceptional!  Well done to everyone. :-)

JP McLean Wed, 17/08/2022 - 00:50

Congratulations to the 2022 finalists. I'm honoured to be in your company. And thank you to the judges and organizers who make these awards possible. I shall raise a toast to all of you this evening! Cheers.

BlissfulMelody75 Wed, 17/08/2022 - 07:01

Congratulations to each of the 2022 finalists. I'm honored to find myself in your company. It took a lot of courage to enter a contest like this, and I am thrilled at finding myself in the good company of other creative and inspiring writers. An amazing international contest. A thank you to the judges as well. Tonight I celebrate with gratitude, joy, and hope for the future!