Calling all Indian Writers

Calling all Indian Writers to enter their Indian cultural stories into writing and book contest

Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring writers and budding authors in the Indian community to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards 2021.

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

Have you got a rags-to-riches story like The White Tiger or Slumdog Millionaire that you’d love to share? Perhaps you’ve been inspired by stories of tumultuous journeys to India, such A Passage to India or away from India like the glorious story about the Life of Pi.

Or maybe you’ve written a story exploring Indian culture and family life, similar to The Lunchbox or Netflix’s hit series Never Have I Ever.

Our 2021 judging panel features some fantastic industry professionals and includes a few Indian judges across different award categories.

We’re especially delighted to be joined by Manoj Padaiyachi, A National Youth Champion Awardee by Ivolunteer, who will be judging our Young Writer Award.

We’re also incredibly lucky to feature actor, producer and director Ajay Nayyar, on our Screenplay Award judging panel. Ajay is actively looking for scripts to option, produce and direct. Could you be the luck writer who captures his attention? Imagine Ajay acting as your hero!

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The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing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 Indian community, with their life experiences shaped by their Indian culture, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.

Submissions close on the 31st of May.

Calling all Indian Writers to enter their Indian cultural stories into writing and book contest