The First Page Challenge is back!
The First Page Challenge 2022
If you want a reader to buy your book or an agent to offer you representation, then it only makes sense to have a stunning first page. That's what the First Page Challenge is all about—we're open to fiction or narrative nonfiction, short stories or full-length manuscripts.
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• Original, unpublished, unrepresented work only
• Once you've paid, send your docx/pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Submission deadline: September 30
New: Optional FeedbackWould you like to know how your first page lands with our contest screeners? For an additional $20 CAD, we will send you brief feedback about your entry's strengths and snags. This will come in the form of an email with a few notes about what our screeners thought, a score out of five, and any relevant resources. Please note: this feedback will not be sent until after the contest closes and winners are announced—sometime in October 2022.