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Offline Septimus

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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

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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 :)

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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

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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.