First Page Competition 2018
It's that time of year again. We're looking for the most captivating first page (up to 400 words) of a story. Entries can be from a novel published, unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. Entries will be judged anonymously.
1st Prize - £500
2nd Prize - £100
3rd Prize - £50
15th June 2018 (midnight GMT)
All three winning entries will be published in July 2018 on the Words with JAM
website. All entrants will be notified via email with the results.
Judge: Jane Davis
Hailed by The Bookseller as ‘One to Watch’, Jane Davis is the author of eight novels.
Jane spent her twenties and the first part of her thirties chasing promotions at work, but when she achieved what she’d set out to do, she discovered that it wasn’t what she wanted after all. It was then that she turned to writing.
Her debut, Half-truths & White Lies, won the Daily Mail First Novel Award 2008. Of her subsequent three novels, Compulsion Reads wrote, ‘Davis is a phenomenal writer, whose ability to create well-rounded characters that are easy to relate to feels effortless’. Her 2015 novel, An Unknown Woman, was Writing Magazine’s Self-published Book of the Year 2016 and has been shortlisted for two further awards.
Jane lives in Carshalton, Surrey with her Formula 1 obsessed, star-gazing, beer-brewing partner, surrounded by growing piles of paperbacks, CDs and general chaos. When she isn’t writing, you may spot her disappearing up a mountain with a camera in hand. Her favourite description of fiction is ‘made-up truth’.
To enter please pay by Paypal using the options below or post a sterling cheque (made payable to J Smith, School House, Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0NB), then complete the entry form below and upload your entries.
If you have any problems completing the online entry form, please email your Word Document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the information requested on the entry form in the body of the email.
If for whatever reason you have problems paying via Paypal, please remember you can also pay by sterling cheque (made payable to J Smith and posted to School House, Lindal, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0NB), or contact email@example.com
Pay for 1 entry £6.00
Pay for 2 entries £10.00
Pay for 3 entries £14.00
Additional entries £4 each