september, 2020

30sep12:00 am11:45 pmThe First Page ChallengeInternational Entry Fee: $25 ,
Max word count: a single double-spaced page ,
Top Prize: $200 minimum (each entry contributes to pool; last contest paid out $870) ,

Top Prize

$200 minimum (each entry contributes to pool; last contest paid out $870)

Max word count

a single double-spaced page

Entry Fee


Event Details

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!

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