Calling all Military Writers

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The military community contains talented writers and undiscovered literary gems.

Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring military writers and budding authors in the armed forces 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 military community contains talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a memoir about your life in the military, 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.

Military writers may have come up with a story depicting a bloody battle from human history, to make humanity appreciate the bravery and the loss suffered the world over, such as Saving Private Ryan. Or they may have a story about deeply conflicted characters who stumble into a historical event such as Pearl Harbor. Perhaps their character is not human and tells a destructing, thought-provoking story with visuals of war, even for animals - think War Horse.

True stories of modern warfare, think Zero Dark Thirty, with a high-voltage thriller that digs with shocking gravity into the humanity struggles happening around the world. The story may be a deeper character portrayal that focuses on how younger people and children were effected by the second war world, like the beautiful tale of The Book Thief. Whatever the stories, Page Turner Awards judging panel wants to see them.

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The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing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

Submissions close on the 31st of May.