Frequently Asked Questions

Before sending us a message, please check out these frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answers, please contact us.

Both Awards

Q: When is the best time to submit my entry?
A: As soon as you have considered the optional extras and you know which you want to choose plus your creative work is ready, you can make your booking and entry submission. Please go through these options carefully and consider which is the best for your entry because once you have chosen you cannot change your membership package. If you are looking for votes and feedback to enhance your submission, don't leave booking and submitting your entry to the last minute. Make sure you factor in enough time to have a press release written and sent to your local community media and to get scheduled into our newsletters.

Q: When will I receive optional extras?
A: The various optional extras are available during and after the awards. For example, if you are looking for votes and feedback to enhance your submission, don't leave booking and submitting your entry to the last minute. Make sure you factor in enough time to have a press release written and sent to your local community media and to get scheduled into our newsletters. Please note that the optional extras of a newsletter insertion to boost your votes and a press release to encourage your local community to vote for you and give you feedback will not be available in May. If you want to enjoy the benefits of these extras, please ensure you book and submit your entry in March or April.

Q: When will my work be promoted to film production companies?
A: This will be done for six months following the winners announcements. You cannot select to have this optional extra after the awards, you can only select it when submitting your entry.

Writing Award

Q: Do I submit my whole manuscript?
A: No. We only want to see the first 10 pages.

Q: What happens to the rest of my manuscript?
A: You hold onto the manuscript until we announce the shortlist or if we get in touch with you at any time during the judging process to notify you that one of our judges would like to read the entire manuscript.

Q: Who owns copyright of my work?
A: You do. At all times! Only if and when you negotiate a contract will any of your copyright be handed to a potential publisher. That will only happen outside the awards and within negotiations with an agent or publisher. Page Turner Awards will not deal with that side or handle that for you. We will introduce your work to our judges and if your work appeals to them, they will take it from there.

Q: What is the deadline for entering my manuscript?
A: Please check our Writing Award submission deadlines.

Q: If I opt for the editor's feedback prior to submitting my manuscript, when will I receive it back?
A: Make sure you book this optional extra early! It is unique and will be a highly sought after extra. As soon as you decide to use this service, pop over to our Editing and Feedback page to make your booking. Our editor, David Imrie, will contact you as soon as he receives your booking. Please note that this extra is not done through our site so you need to be quick and on the ball to ensure you get your work to David so it can be returned in time for the judging.Once you have made the booking, you will be sent all the dates which allows you enough time to tweak or rewrite your first 10 pages from the feedback.

Q: What is an early bird deadline?
A: This deadline is for a writer who has their manuscript ready to submit by the date stated for the early bird deadline.

Q: Can I submit after the deadlines?
A: No. We have provided several deadlines to allow for writers who have their manuscript ready to go and for others who are still working on their first 10 pages or who want to take up one of our optional extras and thus need a little extra time to work on their pages before submission.

Q: What happens if I opt for the reader feedback?
A: If you choose to have our readers give your first 10 pages feedback it will be showcased on our site after the shortlist is announced. We will send you a page link so you can keep watching to see what feedback you receive.

Q: What if a reader criticizes my pages?
A: We will not publish any critical comments. This is a service to help writers gain valuable feedback about their opening pages. We know how important this is, but we also appreciate how hurtful undue criticism can be, so we will only publish helpful comments and feedback that will help a writer to improve their pages.

eBook Award

Q: Will every eBook entered be accepted?
A: No. We have limited judging capacity, so we are taking nominations for eBooks. If your eBook is accepted, we will notify you and ask you to complete a submission process, so we can get all the details to show our judging panel.

Q: Why do readers have to vote for my eBook?
A: We have a runner-up award for the most popular book voted by readers. If you want a chance at getting this award, you can ask your readers, fans and followers to vote for your book whereby they have a simple process to vote by star rating and make any comments about the book. eBooks with the most votes and comments will win this award.

Q: Can I enter my latest manuscript?
A: No, please enter it under our Writing Award

Q: What happens if I choose to have my eBook promoted to production companies?
A: Every month for one year following the awards, we will send details of your book to the long list of film and television production companies. If they like your work, we will contact you. We only make the introduction, from there it is up to you to find an agent or film rights lawyer to help you negotiate a contract.

Q: What happens if I opt for the reader feedback?
A: If you choose to have our readers give your first 10 pages feedback it will be showcased on our site after the shortlist is announced. We will send you a page link so you can keep watching to see what feedback you receive. You will submit the first 10 pages of your eBook so our readers can view them and comment on them.

Q: Will the book stores allow me to submit 10 pages?
A: Most of the online book stores allow authors to showcase sample chapters as they do in the view inside sample, which encourages readers to buy your book. If you are in doubt, contact your online book store to check.

Q: Is the eBook Award for traditionally published novels or self-published novels?
A: All eBooks are welcome to be entered.

Q: I see you are based in the UK, so is this award for British residents only?
A: No. We invite global submissions from English-speaking writers and authors.