First Page Challenge: one month left to enter!

As of this moment, we are sitting at 99 submissions! 

Thanks so much to everyone who has thrown their hat (page) in the ring thus far. Second and third prize are now set ($100 and $50) and first place is growing with each new entry.

Don't miss the deadline: September 30 :)

 


The First Page Challenge is a writing contest for novelists. Hook us in a single double-spaced page for a chance to win a growing prize pool, plus publication on the Chopping Blog.

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

Each 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!

Finalists in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place also win publication on the Chopping Blog.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2020.


Check out the 2019 winner here.   

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