SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Wed, July 7, 2021 

(5 PM ET)

THE 2021 PAGE ONE PRIZE FOR NOVELISTS

Open for submissions Tue, June 1 – Wed, July 7, 2021

Winners announced on Monday, August 2, 2021

The Gutsy Great Novelist Page One Prize, brought to you by award-winning novelist and writing teacher Joan Dempsey, is open to all writers over 18 who are working on an as-yet-unpublished novel. 

This second annual prize aims to find the best first page of a novel-in-progress written in the English language. 

On Monday, August 2, 2021, the three prize winners and honorable mentions will be announced here on the website and via social media, and all entrants will be contacted via email about the results. All winners and honorable mentions will have their Page One Prize-winning entries showcased on this website.