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Contest :: First Pages Prize – Submissions Open March 1, 2022

Deadline: April 10 (April 24 Extended)
Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the FIRST PAGES PRIZE invites you to enter your First Five Pages (1,250 words) of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Five winners receive cash awards, a tailored edit and an agent consultation. Our 2022 prize judge is author Justin Torres. Entry fee is $20 ($35 Extended). Visit our website for more information: www.firstpagesprize.com.

Contest :: Write Your Way to a Developmental Edit and Agent Meeting

First Pages 2021 Deadlines bannerExtended Deadline: February 21, 2021
First Pages Prize 2021 invites un-agented writers worldwide to enter your first pages (1,250 words maximum) of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. FIVE winners receive a total of $5,000 USD, a developmental edit, and agent consultation. Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will judge. Deadline is February 7; extended deadline February 21, 2021. For guidelines, terms & conditions, visit www.firstpagesprize.com. Happy writing and we cannot wait to read your pages!

Contest :: Five Pages is All You Need: First Pages Prize 2021

First Pages Prize 2021 bannerDeadline: February 7, 2021
Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the First Pages Prize 2021 invites you to enter your first 5 pages of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. 5 winners receive $5,000 USD, a developmental edit, and agent consultation. Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, to judge. Enter Jan 1- Feb 7; extended deadline Feb 21, 2021. For guidelines, terms & conditions, visit www.firstpagesprize.com. Happy writing and we cannot wait to read your pages!

Contest :: First Pages Prize 2020

With writing being embraced or rejected based on first paragraphs, the First Pages Prize has been established to encourage emerging writers. Besides the annual prize, there is also an awards event in Paris, France and year-round inspiration available on their website.

The 2020 Prize is open through February 16 (extended deadline). If writers submit by the normal February 2 deadline, the entry fee is $25. After the 2, the fee goes up to $35.

The prize is open to un-agented writers who must submit the first five pages of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. $2,250 in cash awards, partial developmental editing, plus travel and accommodation to be in Paris, France for presentation events June 9-10.

This year’s judge is the award-winning author Sebastian Faulks, whose latest work Paris Echo was released June 2019.