How To Enter
Entry to the 2023 Page Turner Awards will open in January 2023.
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1. Register or Login
First, register as a writer or author on the link above to set up an account. If you have already registered, please log in and follow the links on ‘My Dashboard.’ £30 to enter. Please note, you will not see any submission links until the awards open in January 2023.
2. Submit Your Entry
After you have registered an account, log in and follow the steps in your Authors and Writers Dashboard.
2023 Award Categories
In total, there are five award categories, and you can enter up to fifteen submissions across the different award categories.
Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
Screenplay Award ~ for screenwriters with a completed script
Writing Award ~ for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Young Writer Award ~ for writers aged between 18 and 25
Writing Mentorship Award ~ for uncompleted manuscripts
All Awards accept fiction and non-fiction in all genres. See more details on each award category.
- A screenwriter won literary management and was signed by Sean Dubravac from Entertainment Lab LA.
- Another seven had their full manuscript requested by literary agents, which hopefully will lead to agency representation
- Four writers won a writing mentorship.
- Six Indie Authors won an audiobook production
- One Indie Authors won a highly valuable publicity campaign
- Several other writers won various writing prizes.
Wow, a fantastic second year for Page Turner Awards! See all our success stories.
Meet Some Of Our Judges!
We have a prestigious judging panel of successful authors, literary agents, publishers and film producers waiting to judge your creative work.
See all our judges
Criminal lawyer and bestselling author, Nadine Matheson, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Book Award in the hope of spotting talented authors who are exceptional storytellers.
Nadine signed with A.M. Heath Literary Agents in 2019.Her debut crime fiction novel, The Jigsaw Man, was won by HQSee more
Film producer, Nicola J. Ellis, is judging the 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding scripts to option from screenwriters and produce their story.
Established in 1995, Nichola Ellis is the founder of THE LIGHTHOUSE COMPANY, an LA-based independent production company specializing inSee more
Samar Hammam is judging the 2022 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish! She founded Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency in 2013 after six years as a Director at Toby Eady Associates. Prior to that she worked as a literary scout in New York City for Linda Clark AssociatesSee more
Literary Manager, Sean Dubravac, is judging the 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding fantastic screenwriters to manage.
Sean is the Co-founder of Entertainment Lab, a bicoastal Talent Management and Production company, with locations in Beverly Hills, CA and Manhattan, NY.
The companySee more
Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.
Elisa is a writer, editor, and writing coach who travels the world looking for great stories to live and interesting tales to share.
She has worked for over twoSee more
Screenwriter, Catalina Lowe, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who are keen to place their screenplays in front of film producers for the opportunity to get them optioned and produced.
Catalina comes from a journalistic background as an article writer and editor
Producer's rep and experienced screenwriter, Robin Kaczmarczyk is judging the Page Turner Screenplay in the hope of finding talented screenwriters to place their screenplays in front of producer Omar Kaczmarczyk.
Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Robin has been working on storytelling since childhoodSee more
Ann Brady will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2022, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers.
Author and Principal of Mentoring Writers Organisation, Ann Brady, who has been working in the craft of writing for over 30 years, is kindly offering a mentoSee more
Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, Founder of Autoimmune Support and Awareness Foundation, is judging the Page Turner Book Award and hoping to discover some great new talented authors.
Asal is also a mother who has fought back from devastating illness to turn her life
Author Jessica Hatch is judging the Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.
Jessica has a passion for writing laugh-out-loud fiction with a strong-beating heart. Her first novel, My Big Fake Wedding (Bookouture/Hachette Book Group), debutedSee more
Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.
She’s published several essays, stories, and poems in international anthologies and literary journals.
Tina is oneSee more
Natasha Orme is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented indie authors.
A Germany-born Brit, Natasha is an avid traveller and loves a good adventure. What better way to adventure near and far than through a good book?
She has a degree in Creative Writing and has been editing indieSee more
Paul Zeidman, screenwriter, blogger and podcaster, is judging the Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters looking to win a film option through a screenwriting contest.
When not writing, rewriting, or reading scripts, he enjoys watching movies, reading comic books, running somewhat
Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2022 Page Turner Book Award and hoping to find authors who have gripping storylines in their contest submissions.
Ruth was the winner of the 2021 Page Turner Writing Award for non-fiction and is the creator andSee more
Stuart Wakefield is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2023 to find narrative driven stories with characters that jump off the page.
With 26 years in theatre, broadcast media, and coaching under his belt, Stuart has a visceral understanding of what makes stories work, and he loves to shareSee more
Kenny MacKay is judging the Young Writer Award, hoping to discover more talented teenager writers.
He is an author and host of the Author Your Dream podcast, a show dedicated to helping first-time authors reach their dream of writing and publishing a book.
Kenny aims to answer the questionsSee more
Publisher, Kelly Lydick, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award, hoping to discover talented new non-fiction writers to publish through Pure Carbon Publishers.
Kelly has a Master's degree in Writing & Consciousness, and nearly two decades of experience in traditional publishing. Her primarySee more
International bestselling author, Lauren Carr, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented writers for her book tour business, iRead Book Tours.
Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime
Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner 2022 Book Award. Robert lives in Eastbourne, on the south-east coast of England, with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant but has had a lifelong interest in literature and travel.
In his spare time, he has self-published eight books
Abe de Cugnac
Abe de Cugnac is judging Page Turner 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding talented screenwriters.
Holder of master's degrees in Screenwriting from the London Film School and Advertising & Design from the University of Leeds, Abe has written for a variety of genres and formats, from noir to
Debut Young Adult Horror author, Zoé-Lee O’Farrell is judging the Page Turner Book Award, hoping to discover some new go-to authors to read and to help promote them using her book tour business.
Zoé O’Farrell grew up in Watford, but left the town life to live by the sea down at the White CliffsSee more
Venezuelan Marketing Licentiate and Book Cover Designer, Juan Padrón is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find the best book covers.
With more than 10 years of experience in cover design, Juan focuses on Horror, Suspense, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Crime, and ThrillerSee more
Falguni Jain is judging the Page Turner Awards international writing contest. She is an editor, writer, beta reader, and book reviewer. But most importantly, she is a compulsive reader, who loves to live in the fantasy world of fiction.
Based in India, she loves to know people's stories and
Author Charlotte Valentine is judging our 2022 Book Award.
After studying Law in London, Charlotte moved into the corporate world where she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking before leaving to pursue her love of literature and study for her MA with the Open University.
William M. Akers
Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.
William has written for studios, independent producers, and network television.
He's had three featuresSee more
Dima Abramov, the CEO of Speechki AI-Audiobook Production, is judging the Page Turner Book Awards to find two winners for their Audiobook Production prize.
Speechki is the #1 US AI-Audiobook Production, AI-narrated audiobook expert, backed by Greycroft, Blinkist founder, and Alchemist AcceleratorSee more
Associate Literary Agent Eli Keren is judging the Page Turner 2023 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!
Eli started his literary career at Curtis Brown before moving over to United Agents in 2016, where he started to build his own list of clients in 2019.
He nowSee more
Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.
Pulane, pronounced Pooh-Lah-Ni, is a Journalist at Kingdom Digital News (which is based in Lesotho) and an Editor and PublicationSee more
Amanda Sue Creasey
Amanda Sue Creasey is judging the Page Turner Book Award in 2023 to find talented storytellers of published fiction.
Amanda has been compelled to write since she could hold a pencil, and has something like 40 completed journals and diaries to prove it.
A speculative fiction author with herSee more
Helena Fairfax, a freelance editor working with independent authors, is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented independently published writers.
She's a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Society of Authors and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
Patricia Fors, the Founder of Muse Literary, a small independent traditional publisher based in Chicago, Illinois, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to find new writers to publish!
Must Literary focuses on bringing groundbreaking fiction and life-altering non-fiction to the world.See more
Lis McDermott will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2023, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers
Lis will offer her time for at least a year, or over if it takes longer. She doesn’t like to set an exact time, because of each writer’s individual needsSee more
Ran Walker is judging the 2022 Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors. Ran is the author of twenty-four books. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project's 2019 Indie Author of the Year Award and the 2019 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Ebook Award.
He hasSee more
Jennifer Bisbing is judging the Page Turner Book Award, an international book contest for talented published authors.
Jennifer is an award-winning book editor and photographer, originally from the Midwest, now living in Montana.
Raised by a renowned forensic scientist, Bisbing’s murderSee more
Tammy Letherer, a Chicago author and writing coach, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to discover talented writers.
She has a long and varied professional writing career. After earning a degree in journalism from Indiana University, she began as a copywriter, marketing things likeSee more
Tracy Stewart will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2023, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers.
Tracy is a book coach, developmental editor, ghostwriter, and fiction author. She's passionate about helping to bring untold and underrepresented storiesSee more
HeyitsCarlyRae will be judging the 2023 Page Turner Book Awards hoping to find new talented authors to read.
Carly-Rae is a student at Harvard University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Creative Writing. She's the face and founder of HeyitsCarlyRae, the popularSee more
Katja Kaine from the Novel Factory is one of the novel finalist judges in the Page Turner Book Award.
Katja is the creator of the Novel Factory and is an award-winning writer. She has been shortlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2022, was one of 12 writers selected for the SCBWISee more
Cat Margulis is a book coach, editor, writer, podcaster and professional muse, who is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new, talented writers.
She helps people write, finish and publish their book, sometimes in as little as 6 months. Cat's authors have written best-selling books andSee more
An American of Guyanese descent, Susan DeFreitas is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover great new books from talented authors.
She is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won a Gold IPPY Award, and the editor of Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le GuinSee more
As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our Young Writer Award.
Holly works as a physical therapist by day and a writer by night in Chicago, and enjoys playing with her three babies (who all have fur). She is a MG and YA fantasy writer working towards traditional publication.
Karen Newman is judging the 2023 Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to get their screenplays in front of film producers who are looking for scripts to option and produce.
Karen is an award-winning producer from the UK who moved into producing following a highly successful career
Libby Bushill from ProWritingAid is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Awards
Libby is a Community Specialist at ProWritingAid. When she's not spreading the word about ProWritingAid via email newsletters, she can be found creating educational content to help all writers be the best they can beSee more
Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy. She helps aspiring writers improve their craft and connect with the writing community through her free writing tutorials.
Although still a Canadian at heart, sheSee more
Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2022 in the hope of finding new writers.
She has been an editor since 1993, both in-house and freelance, in the UK and Hong Kong. She has a wide range of experience across fiction and non-fiction, including structural and developmentalSee more
Lauren Cribb Peacock
Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting film script projects and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
Accomplished producer and #1 Amazon author, Lauren Peacock, has always gravitated toward storytelling. Lauren is an award-winning film, commercial, andSee more
Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2022. Jenni has been an editor with Young Writers for ten years, selecting, editing and judging stories and poems from young authors from across the UK and USA.
Jenni's favourite part of the jobSee more
Donia Youssef is a highly regarded professional in the entertainment industry, with over a decade of experience in the field. This year, she is serving as a judge for the Page Turners Award for the third year in a row. Donia's expertise in the industry has earned her a reputation for collaboratingSee more
Screenwriter, script consultant, former screenplay contest judge, and current coverage writer for Coverfly and Austin Film Festival, Gerald Hanks is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.
He has had several award-winning shorts produced and has written five feature-length scripts, two of whichSee more
The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2023 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.
Felicity is excited to be part of the judging panel.
Originally from London, she studied all areas ofSee more
Richard McCartney, founder of KBookPromotions, is judging the 2023 Book Award and hoping to find books that read well.
KBookPromotions is a site that helps authors promote their books by finding new readers and book reviewers. KBookPromotions was named by PAID AUTHOR as one of the Best BookSee more
Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.
Annette has been an agent for over three decades. After graduating with a BA in English and Humanities, she worked in publishing and agenting for several years.
She set upSee more
Author, Shirley Fedorak, is judging the Page Turner Book Award, hoping to find exciting new author voices.
A former anthropology instructor, curriculum developer, and academic author at the University of Saskatchewan, Shirley Bear Fedorak is now a freelance editor at her company, Bear’s EditingSee more
Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.
Ginger Liu is an author, visual artist, and academic. She is the CEO and Founder of Hollywood and UK film production company and PRSee more
Tara Avery is judging the 2022 Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award and offering a writing mentorship prize.
Tara is a writer, editor, and creative coach who works primarily with novelists (especially of speculative, romance, and mystery fiction), memoirists, and writers of screen - and
Literary Agent, Annette Crossland, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!
In a career spanning more than 40 years, Annette Crossland has worked in high-profile positions in some of the UK and USA’s most successful publishing companies. Her
Pramudith D. Rupasinghe
Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests.
Laureate of Golden Aster Award for Global Literature 2020 for his historical fiction Bayan, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe has explored newSee more
Robin Cutler, CEO of How To Publish Books.com and creative developer of IngramSpark is judging the Page Turner Book Award.
Robin both created and led the development of IngramSpark, an international, award-winning self-publishing platform from 2013-2020.
Robin's new venture, How To PublishSee more
Writer, writing coach and theatre-maker, Rebecca Megson-Smith, is judging the Writing Mentorship Award to find a writer to mentor and coach their book to publication status.
The only work that gives her as much pleasure as the acts of reading and writing is supporting other writers in theSee more
Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!
Associate Agent Kirstie Long worked behind the scenes with Annette at A for Authors for three years before taking up the Associate Agent Role. She has signed four new andSee more
Amber Withers is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find authors who can pull heartstrings.
Amber is an aspiring fantasy and new paranormal romance author. She is a fiction writer who enjoys weaving worlds of magic and faeries together with romance and action.
Like many of you out thereSee more
Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.
She is a Professor of English at Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Valdosta, GA, USA. Her research focus is on Queer theory, and herSee more
Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Mentorship Award, and offering one outstanding writer a writing mentorship and 6-month coaching program to support them in writing their novel, worth £1100!
Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book and Writing Awards and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.
She has been married for over 25 years and has a 24-year-old son. She and her family live in the Kansas City area on the Kansas side, and
Natalia Leigh is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award with hopes to find writers aged between 18 and 25 who are talented character creators.
Natalia is the managing editor at Enchanted Ink Publishing, a small business that provides editing and design services to authors.
She has aSee more
David Townsend is judging the Page Turner Awards to find new animation projects to produce.
For 15 years, David has been overseeing projects across different industries with a singular driving focus; to produce the best possible quality for clients; on time and on budget.
David started out asSee more
A working film producer and former industry executive with decades of experience, Barri Evins has sold pitches, specs, articles, and books to all the majors. As a teacher and story consultant, she approaches writing from a producer’s point of view, with a passion for both storytelling and nurturingSee more
Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.
Jordan is a writer, editor, and community manager for Now Novel. He received his BA Honours in English Literature from theSee more
Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.
She is a blogger and podcaster who reviews all kinds of books and movies. She’s been running her blog since 2020 and her podcast since 2021, both of which are called Maya’s Reviews.
Margaret Milner Schmueck
Margaret Milner Schmueck, a film producer in the UK, from Split Second Films, is judging the Page Turner 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding new screenplays to option and produce.
Margaret is from Cork in Ireland where she still has strong ties and now lives in Northamptonshire in theSee more
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