Cultural writers are being invited to get involved in the Page Turner Awards 2021. Sponsored by ProWritingAid, it’s an inclusive writing and book awards with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. The team at Page Turner Awards passionately believe that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
Members of different cultural communities contain talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether it be a memoir or drama, a thriller or the next big comedy involving heroic characters, Page Turner Awards want to pass stories on to their panel of influential literary agents, publishers and film producers. Success stories 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.
Beyond the life-changing prizes, Page Turner Awards writers have been most impressed with the scope of support offered to them — a rarity in the world of writing awards, which usually offer little beyond a letter confirming submission. It also offers so much more than a simple prize, but instead has created a supportive writing community and a “movement” focused on author growth and development.
The Page Turner Awards Fiction Writing Award 2020 winner Mark Stibbe, from Kent, says:
"I recommend all writers, especially aspiring writers, enter writing contests. I’m so glad I entered! Winning the Page Turner Fiction Writing Award and receiving a literary agent to represent me…wow!"
Agent Yasmin Kane was immediately hooked on Stibbe’s story, A Book In Time, and anticipates a bright publishing career ahead for the novelist. Elizabeth Goodhue from New Hampshire, USA was also delighted to gain recognition for her memoir, The Truth About Down Syndrome, which is an emotive story showing how the lives of people with Down Syndrome can be as rich and rewarding as any other.
“When I heard a literary agent was interested in my book, I couldn't believe it. Now, having been announced as the Writing Award Non-Fiction Winner and with a literary agent representing my writing… I'm stunned! Anyone with a true-life story told well can be a writer and even win an award.”
The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction and screenplays, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages.
Founder of Page Turner Awards and award-winning novelist, Paula Wynne said:
“There are writers from all walks of life, from manual labourers to academics, all with stories to tell, and most of them heart-warming and moving. We’re proud that our awards celebrate excellent writing and helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”
There is no doubt that members of different cultures, with their unique experiences shaped by their beliefs, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.