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First Pages Prize 2023

mon24aprAll DayFirst Pages Prize 2023InternationalCategoryMultiple categoriesEntry Fee$20 Max word count1250 Top Prize$2000

Event Details

The FIRST PAGES PRIZE opens for submissions on March 1, 2023 and we want you to have the latest information. This international prize is open to un-agented writers anywhere in the world for the first five pages (1,250 words) of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction.

This year we will award three prizes in BOTH fiction and creative nonfiction!

We are pleased to announce that author Tash Aw will judge our Fiction Prize and author Patricia Hampl will judge our Creative Nonfiction Prize.

In addition to cash awards, winners receive developmental mentoring, consultation with a literary agent and publicity. We’re delighted to count faculty and students from graduate writing programs among our finalists and winners in recent years. Our aim is to help emerging writers further develop their voices and launch their work into the world.

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