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  • 20 Jan 2020 11:59 AM
    Message # 8628067
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please post writing contests, workshops and lectures here:

  • 20 Jan 2020 12:00 PM
    Reply # 8628068 on 8628067
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Entries for the First Pages Prize are pouring in, and I wanted to be sure that the writers you're in touch with hear about the prize in case they'd like to submit their work.  

    The prize is open to un-agented writers in English for the first 5 pages (1,250 words) of a longer fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript.

    Prize packages include cash awards, developmental editing, an agent consultation and travel to prize-giving events to be held June 9-10 in Paris.


    Please consider sharing this in a newsletter or by email to participants of your writing group, or through social media. Our twitter handle is @firstpagesprize and we use #firstpagesprize as a key hashtag. 

    All my best,


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    The First Pages Prize supports emerging, un-agented writers and welcomes entries of the first 5 pages of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. Our judge for 2020 is acclaimed, award-winning author Sebastian Faulks.


    Three winners each receive a cash prize, partial developmental editing to support the completion of their writing project and a Skype consultation with their choice of either a New York or London literary agent. (Agent details forthcoming on website blog.) The top two winners receive travel stipends and lodging to come to Paris, France for prize events June 9-10, 2020. Prize-giving takes place at The American Library in Paris during its centennial year and further networking events are planned with the prize judge, authors in Paris and industry professionals.


    Open worldwide, the competition is for writers who are currently un-agented, whether previously published or unpublished. Entries must be unpublished, original and written in English.


    Submissions will be judged on quality of writing, character development, a sense of a bigger story emerging and how well the writing hooks the reader. Judging uses Submittable and is anonymous.


    Entries are open January 1 – February 2, 2020 with an extended deadline to February 16, 2020. A reading fee of $25 / $35 applies. Winners are notified in April.


    For full contest rules and guidelines, and to enter, visit the First Pages Prize. www.firstpagesprize.com



    .@FirstPagesPrize wants to read your first 5 pages of fiction or creative non-fiction! Winners receive cash awards, travel to Paris for events June 9-10, editing & agent consultation. @SebastianFaulks to judge. Enter by Feb 2 or Feb 16. $25/$35 fee. #creativewriting #firstpagesprize #amsubmitting http://bit.ly/firstpp


    Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the 2020 First Pages Prize calls for entries of the first 5 pages of a longer fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. Prize packages include cash awards, travel to Paris for prize-giving events June 9-10, partial developmental editing and an agent review and consultation. Acclaimed best-selling author Sebastian Faulks is this year’s judge. Enter from Jan 1- Feb 2 for $25 entry fee with extended deadline Feb 16, 2020 ($35). Guidelines and terms & conditions and to enter: https://www.firstpagesprize.com/guidelines-and-termsconditions

    Lizzie Harwood +46-(0)70-232-8522
    Author at lizzieharwood.com
    Editor/Copywriter at Editor Deluxe 
    Director, First Pages Prize - open for entries Jan 1-Feb 2, 2020

  • 18 Feb 2020 3:59 PM
    Reply # 8754128 on 8628067

    International literary magazine Palooka is currently accepting submissions. 

     "We're open to all voices, forms, and styles. Please send your best unpublished chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives.”

    You can submit your work here: http://palookamag.com/submit

  • 18 Feb 2020 4:21 PM
    Reply # 8754175 on 8628067

    More literary opportunities!

    Join Paris Litup at Shakespeare and Company bookstore for a writers’ workshop during which, according to their website,“an established writer demystifies craft and illuminates the writer’s life: how to get an agent; how to write a query letter; what is a writing conference? Afterwards, we workshop your writing: prose, poetry, screenplay, blog article, recipe, love letter, email or any other kind of word-art.Writers of every level are welcome.”

    From 6:00pm to 8:00pm on the first Sunday of every month.

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