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2021 Page Turner Awards


The Page Turner Awards are delighted to introduce their Young Writer Award, open to any writer aged 18-25, with a completed manuscript in any genre.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for young writers to get their work noticed by professional experts, including literary agents and publishers who can help them launch their career.

High-value support prizes are up for grabs to help writers to develop their writing career, such as publishing contracts and audiobook production. You can browse the full list of prizes here.

If you do not have a completed manuscript, but would still like to enter your writing, you can enter the Writing Mentorship Award, where a panel of four different judges will read your work. If you’re selected as a winner, you will be mentored by one of the judges to help you get your writing finished.

Success stories from last year's awards include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and 13 independent authors winning an audiobook production.

This year, Page Turner Awards hopes to build on their previous successes, and especially to shine a light on finding and celebrating talented young writers.


The team at Page Turner Awards passionately believes talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest. With their new Young Writer Award, Page Turner Awards intends to support and showcase talented young writers at this early stage of their career and beyond. 
The judging panel is carefully comprised of industry professionals who share this vision. Young Writers who enter this award will be lucky enough to have their writing read by this fantastic panel of judges. 
Literary agents such as Analieze Cervantes, and publishers like Elaine Bousfield and Rosemarie Hudson, are keen to help launch successful careers for young writers.
The panel also features some influential voices in supporting young writers, such as Editorial Manager of Young Writers website, Jenni Harrison. Plus Riya M. Cyriac, Founder of the Young Writers Initiative, and Manoj Padaiyachi, who was named National Youth Champion Awardee by Involunteer.

How to Enter the Page Turner Young Writer Award 

The Young Writer Award is open to writers aged 18-25 with a completed manuscript. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to verify your age. The deadline is May 31, 2021.

1. First, you must register with a username and password. Check your email to complete your registration.

2. Once you have registered, read the 'Steps to Enter the Awards.' Go under the "Me" tab at the top and click on Memberships. Then, follow the link at the bottom to startyour payment. You will be asked to select a membership and you can use the code 21TeenInk1825 to claim a FREE ENTRY to the Young Writer Award or Writing Mentorship Award. Once the code is entered and ensuring that there are no spaces after the code, be sure to click the button below that says ‘Apply’.

3. When you log in you will see 'Authors and Writers Dashboard'. To enter, click the 'Enter The 2021 Awards' header and follow the links to submit your entry.

4. Submit the first 10 pages of your writing - (up to 3,000 words). Any genre in fiction or non-fiction is welcome.


The judging is done online, and their decision will be based on written word. Finalists will be announced in August, winners will be announced in September, and there will be an online award ceremony in early October where you'll be able to meet the judges.

For further details, take a look at the Page Turner Awards website here.