Young Writer Award (18 - 25) For Unpublished, Completed Manuscripts.
Our judging panel below includes literary agents looking for young writers to represent and publishers looking for young writers to publish.
They are keen to see fresh new voices in young writers' submissions.
Young writer, Jaidyn Groth, won the 2021 Young Writer Award. Kay Mancino won the 2022 Young Writer Award.
2023 Young Writer Award Judges
Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.
She is a blogger and podcaster who reviews all kinds of books and movies. She’s been
Hero Brown, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muddy Stilettos, is judging the Young Writer Award in 2023.
A national journalist with over 25 years’ experience with top broadsheets and glossy
As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our 2023 Young Writer Award.
Holly works as a physical therapist by day and a writer by night in Chicago and enjoys playing with her three
Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.
Jordan is a writer, editor
Jenni Harrison, Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2022. Jenni has been an editor with Young Writers for ten years, selecting, editing and judging
Kenny MacKay is judging the Young Writer Award, hoping to discover more talented teenager writers.
He is an author and host of the Author Your Dream podcast, a show dedicated to helping first-time
Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.
Elisa is a writer, editor, and writing coach who travels the world
Natalia Leigh is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award with hopes to find writers aged between 18 and 25 who are talented character creators.
Natalia is the managing editor at Enchanted Ink
Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy. She helps aspiring writers improve their craft and connect with