This 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.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 2020
Publication Medium & Contest Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Awarded 1 x per year.
Fiction Temp Closed
Will be open to submissions from 15 June 2023 12:00 AM EDT (in 256 days) through 15 July 2023. 0
- Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults, All nationalities.
|Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt||No specific word count limits known.|
- Winner's Prize:
- We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK|| OK||Text format submissions |
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