Calling all Teacher Writers!
Page Turner Awards is inviting aspiring writers and budding authors in the Teachers’ 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 Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
Teachers contain talented writers and undiscovered literary gems. Whether you have a nonfiction book about the best pedagogical practices, 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.
Teachers play such a meaningful role in the lives of so many children and teens, and this has of course been the inspiration for so many great stories, like Matilda, The Perks of Being a Wallflower or even comedies like Wild Child.
If comedy is more your thing, maybe it’s the staffroom gossip stories of the teachers themselves that has you inspired. Think Bad Teacher.
Or maybe you’ve got some non-fiction writing you’d like to share about your experiences as an educator or reflecting on your own education. Tara Westover has seen huge success with her memoir Educated, which is about the importance of education in expanding her world.
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The Page Turner Awards gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction and screenplays to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry.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 teachers’ community, with their wealth of hands-on classroom experience, will have some excellent and fascinating stories to share.
Submissions close on the 31st of May.