Calling all NHS Writers!
Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring writers and budding authors in the NHS community to join their community of writers and get involved in the Page Turner Awards.
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.
Members of the NHS writing community contain talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a memoir, 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.
Over the last year, the devastating impact of the pandemic has affected healthcare professionals in so many ways. At Page Turner Awards, we want to celebrate those stories.
Have you seen communities pull together in ways you never imagined? Have you been inspired by positive stories of healing, like seeing families reunited after distance and illness has kept them apart?
Of course, it’s not just Coronavirus that has affected hospitals. How have other patients coped over the last year? What about their families? Perhaps you’ve been inspired by the stories and experiences of ill children, who just seem to have a smile on their faces throughout. Think My Sister’s Keeper.
Or maybe you have kept a diary of your time working through the pandemic that you’d like to share, to expose the true reality of the difficulties faced in a new light. Think Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt, a comedic non-fiction book written about his time as a junior doctor.
Page Turner Awards would be honoured to share your stories.
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 thirteen 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The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry.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 helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”
There is no doubt that members of the NHS writing community, with their life of medical experiences and adventure, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.
Submissions open every year in January and close in June of the same year.