Calling all LGBT Writers
Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring writers and budding authors in the LGBT community to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards 2021 writing contest.
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 Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
The members of the LGBT community contain talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a poignant memoir about your life in the LGBT community, a heart-warming LGBT story, a gasp-inducing thriller with a heroic LGBT character, 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.
Perhaps you have a big heart-warming LGBT story bubbling away in your head (think Brokeback Mountain), or a coming-out story way ahead of its time (think Maurice) or maybe a tale of forbidden love and your character’s quest to live authentically while facing social prejudices that force them to make a difficult choice (think Carol).
Writers who have been through a devastating rebellion may be thinking of writing a story of probing intelligence and passionate heart such as The Danish Girl. Whatever you have in mind for your story, Page Turner Awards wants them.
In 2020 two LGBT stories were shortlisted and Page Turner Awards would love to see more stories from the LGBT community.
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The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry.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 LGBT community, with their unique life experiences, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.
Submissions close on the 31st of May.