PAGE ONE PRIZE WINNERS 2020
I'm delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 inaugural Page One Prize, selected in a blind contest from 604 remarkable submissions; judging was truly a challenge. Congratulations to our two winners and six honorable mentions. Outstanding work, everyone.
This inaugural prize aims to find the best opening page of a novel-in-progress written in the English language. Our judge will be looking at the quality of writing, originality, a sense that a story or bigger narrative is emerging, and whether the opening hook entices readers to turn the page.
HONORABLE MENTIONS 2020
These six first pages really stood out. Click on the working titles below to read these pages; you're in for a treat!
LIZ BERG, Liskeard, UK > Guernsey Gâche
REBECCA HAAS, Oregon, USA > The Bright Morning Star
PHILLIP JENSEN, Colorado, USA > Moab's Queen of Diamonds
ANDREW MOLLENKOF, Alabama, USA > Old Daddy Time (page kept private at the author's request)