Unusual writing competition connects writers and agents


Here’s what appears to be an interesting opportunity for writers trying to connect with literary agents. PagetoFame is a new competition inviting writers to submit opening pages of a book idea. If the idea has merit, it should progress through a series of evaluation rounds and ultimately connect with a professional agent.

I have no first-hand experience with the group hosting the contest, and I haven’t participated. It’s seems worth a look. The entry fee is minuscule – and the experience may be just the ticket for you. Here’s what WEbook, the originators have to say:

WEbook.com launched a writing competition: PageToFame. PageToFame is like no writing competition you’ve seen before. It empowers writers to test the strength and appeal of their book ideas and opening pages — whether they have completed a manuscript or just one page in. The best of the best have a great shot at publication!

How does it work? Submit your first page and a short synopsis. If enough readers give your submission high ratings, you will be invited to submit the first chapter for further evaluation by readers. Successful books go through four rounds, eventually submitting a complete manuscript.

As a bonus, every time you advance to the next round, your submission will be reviewed by a top-notch literary agent! Books that make it to the final round have an excellent chance of getting signed by a participating literary agent who will work to get you a great commercial publishing deal.

Rating begins next week. There is an introductory fee of only $4.95 per submission, and as long as readers continue to give your work high ratings, this one-time fee can take you all the way to the final round and into the hands of a prominent literary agent.

Submit today! …and tell your writer friends about PageToFame!

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The word is spelled “minuscule.”  It derives from “minute,” not “minimal” or “minimum.”  I know because I got called on it.

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2 Responses to “Unusual writing competition connects writers and agents”

  1. Our shy reader “EKR” sent me the following observation –
    The word is spelled “minuscule.” It derives from “minute,” not “minimal” or “minimum.” I know because I got called on it. —EKR”

    Thanks for the heads up! My spell check didn’t catch it and I’m glad to know the correct spelling! –mkp


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