Author Topic: The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists  (Read 1511 times)

Offline Septimus

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: 0
The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists
« on: April 29, 2019, 10:38:19 AM »
The First Page Challenge is a contest for writers who are shoulder-deep in a new manuscript. Hook us in a single page for a chance to win a growing prize pool, plus publication on our blog.

Our judge, Michelle Barker, will be asking herself one question:
how likely am I to turn this page and keep reading?

Each $5 entry contributes to the prize, so once we hit 40 entries, the prize pool starts to spill over... and trickle down! Here's how this will work:

Up to 40 entries: $200 for 1st prize
At 60 entries: $200 for 1st prize, $100 for 2nd prize
At 70 entries: $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd
Above 70: 1st place continues to increase – no limit!

(We had 107 entries in our last contest, for a total prize pool of $535.)

Click here to enter.

Thanks :)

David Brown
Senior Editor
DarlingAxe.com

Offline Septimus

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: 0
Re: The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 09:22:55 AM »
Update: We've hit 50 entries, so the second-place prize is now growing :)

Offline Septimus

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: 0
Re: The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 12:08:08 PM »
This contest now has a prize pool of $1000 CAD, with $700 for first place. It opens around May and closes Sept 30.

https://darlingaxe.com/pages/first-page-challenge

Offline rivergirl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1537
  • Karma: 289
Re: The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 05:37:12 AM »
Contest is now closed. The site says to check back in May. This sounds like it would’ve been fun.

Offline Septimus

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
  • Karma: 0
Re: The First Page Challenge – a writing contest for novelists
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2021, 09:32:45 AM »
The contest is on once again :)

Hello again!

Thank you for mentioning our prior writing contests in your newsletter. Can we list with you again? Here are the details:

The First Page Challenge—a writing contest for novelists by DarlingAxe.com
Our judge, Michelle Barker, will be asking herself one question:
how likely am I to turn this page and keep reading?

First place: $700 CAD
Second place: $200 CAD
Third place: $100 CAD

THE FINER POINTS
• Entry is $5 CAD
• One page: double-spaced, 12-point font
• Original, unpublished, unrepresented work only
• Submission deadline: September 30

Contest link: https://darlingaxe.com/pages/first-page-challenge

**

Please let me know if you have any questions!
 
Best,

David G Brown