The First Pages Prize supports un-agented writers worldwide with an annual prize for the first 5 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Got 5 pages written?
Thrilled to announce Lan Samantha Chang as judge for 2021. Chang is the Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts at the University of Iowa and the Director of leading American MFA program, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is known not only for her writing, but her generous and insightful mentoring and teaching in the US and internationally. Author of three works Hunger, Inheritance, and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Her third novel, The Family Chao, will release in 2022. Chang’s work has been chosen twice for The Best American Short Stories. She has received creative writing fellowships from Stanford University, Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and others.
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Awards:- The 2021 Prize will support FIVE emerging writers with cash awards of $5,000, a developmental edit, and an agent consultation.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners hold a one-to-one Zoom meeting with an agent. The developmental edit is for all five winners to support completion of their manuscript.
Entry fees:- Each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of US$20 or US$35 extended deadline fee. A limited number of sponsored entries are available to apply for before January 10.