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 the contest’s longlist, and we are thrilled to announce that we are one of the 32 longlisted writers in the 2022 competition!

Our project, Perfect Fifth, follows a quartet of prodigious musicians each holding their own dark secrets, who invite a fifth to join them for a celebrated premiere—with deadly consequences. Details about the story can be found at the showcase on the First Pages Prize website here. We are especially proud to be the first co-writing team to make the longlist in this contest.

The contest opens to new entries in March 2023, and for information about the competition and how to enter, visit their website here. Our experience with FPP has been nothing but positive, and we can wholeheartedly recommend this competition for all writers whose manuscripts are in any stage of completion.