If you don’t know, The Merry Writer began as a Twitter hashtag game in 2018. Today, it’s a fun, informative podcast about all things creative writing and books.
This week, we have a special guest joining us: Paula Sheridan. She’s here to help us talk about writing contests and why they can be beneficial to writers. Come join the conversation here!
Episode 097: What Are The Benefits Of Participating In Writing Contests
In this week’s episode, Ari and I discuss writing contests with author Paula Sheridan, who founded the Page Turner Awards. She shares the benefits of entering contests, how to know the contests are credible, and things you need to consider!
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About Our Guest, Paula Sheridan
Paula Sheridan is an award-winning author and is best known for helping authors and writers through her businesses, Page Turner Awards, and Book Luver. Paula writes as Paula Wynne and received an award from the People’s Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto’s Secret.
Paula and her husband Ken run Page Turner Awards which is for authors, writers, and screenwriters to place their writing projects in front of literary agents, publishers, and film producers who are looking for writers. Ken and Paula live in Spain and also run Secret World Writing Retreat.
About The Page Turner Awards
Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book award with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. The team at Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing industry. And published authors, whether mainstream published or independently published, have the chance to get their fiction story or non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-calibre industry professionals, and film producers. Plus screenwriters have the chance to showcase their screenplays to film producers and film production companies actively looking for scripts to produce.
Prizes span everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing packages.
Check out the Page Turner Awards here!
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Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.