First Pages Prize
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Today, our writing is embraced or rejected based on the first paragraphs. The First Pages Prize encourages writers through an annual prize and year-round support and inspiration.

The 2020 Prize

The 2020 Prize

Cash awards, travel to Paris for the prize presentation, partial developmental edit, networking with writers and industry professionals… the First Pages Prize for 2020 opens for entries in January. Plan your pages now.

+ Guidelines on how to enter

Our Mission

Our Mission

Discover the origins of the organization and where we are headed now.

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Edit Me

Edit Me

We offer a free one-page developmental edit to support writers as they hone their first pages. Learn about how “Edit Me” works and submit your page

+ Edit Me

Inspiration

Inspiration

Our blog interviews writers on how they approach their first pages. Come over and be inspired.

+ Inspiration

A unique prize

A unique prize

Our winners in 2019 and 2019 flew to Stockholm and attended the Stockholm Writers Festival as part of their prize packages. They also received developmental editing as well as cash awards. Read how this inspired them and how entering the prize has been a boost to their writing lives.

Pictured: 2019’s three winners with Vice Mayor of Culture of Sweden, Jonas Nabbedo (right)

+ Winners’ stories

Connect

Connect

Join us at 2020’s prize presentation. Previous prize winners appeared on author panels and read their opening page to inspire fellow writers. Check back for our Event 2020 page (coming soon)

Contact Us

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you.

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