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The First Pages Prize

What is the First Pages Prize? The First Pages Prize is a worldwide competition for the best opening of a novel. Now in its fifth year, the competition aims to “discover, recognize and encourage emerging voices,” which they accomplish through their annual prize and author showcase. Every year, writers are honored with a place on … Continue reading The First Pages Prize

Interview with J.E. Barnard

At the end of April, we announced that we had earned a spot in the longlist of the CWA’s Debut Dagger Competition, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards open to un-agented writers. As the evening of the gala awards ceremony approaches, author J.E. Barnard, herself a previous Debut Dagger finalist, has produced an … Continue reading Interview with J.E. Barnard

Writer’s Digest May/June 2022

One of the greatest joys for any writer is seeing their name in print. I received my copy of Writer’s Digest Magazine’s May/June 2022 issue recently, and am thrilled to report that you can find me on page 62, along with the other winners of the magazine’s latest Your Story contest! I posted here about … Continue reading Writer’s Digest May/June 2022