Calling all African Writers

Calling African writers with stories to tell, we'd like to see your memoirs and books  ~ Page Turner Awards

Calling all African Writers

Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring writers and budding authors in the African community to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards writing contest and book award.

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, is 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 believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.

The African community contains talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a memoir about African family life, a gasp-inducing thriller, or the next-big-thing comedy, Page Turner Awards can’t wait to pass your story to their panel of influential literary agents, publishers and film producers.

Cultural stories such as The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind are heart-warming and show deep characters facing extraordinary challenges, while thrillers like Entebbe and The Siege of Jadotville is set in true historical events in Africa.

Stories like A United Kingdom where small African village life causes a major international outcry, reveal the clash between traditional and modern living for African characters facing inter-cultural challenges.

African writers could have generations of family secrets and uncovering clues could result in a journey into the unknown, such as Palm Trees in the Snow.

The inaugural Page Turner Awards was a huge success in terms of how many lives it changed.

Success stories include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and 13 independent authors winning an audiobook production.

The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing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, publishing packages and film rights options.

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 help writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”

There is no doubt that members of the African community, with their life experiences shaped by their African culture, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.

Submissions open every year in January and close in June of the same year.

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