The First Page Challenge—a writing contest for novelists


Wednesday, September 30, 2020


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Entry Fees

$5 CAD (about $4.50 USD)


Each entry contributes to the prize pool. $200 minimum. Last contest paid out $870 CAD.


Hook us in a single double-spaced page for a chance to win a growing prize pool, plus publication on the Chopping Blog.

Our judge, Michelle Barker, will be asking herself one question: “how likely am I to turn this page and keep reading?”

Each entry contributes to the prize, so once we hit 40 entries, the prize pool starts to spill over… and trickle down! Here’s how this will work:

Up to 40 entries: $200 for 1st prize
At 60 entries: $200 for 1st prize, $100 for 2nd prize
At 70 entries: $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd
Above 70: 1st place continues to increase – no limit!

Contact Information

Darling Axe Editing
[email protected]


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