First Pages Prize

Deadline: February 7, 2021

Top Prize: $2,000 first prize.

Other Prizes: $1,250 for 2nd, $750 for 3rd, $500 for 4th and 5th

Entry Fees: $20 entry free

Late Submission Period Available?: yes

Website: First Pages Prize

Twitter: @firstpagesprize

The First Pages Prize is an annual prize for the first 5 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The prize debuted in 2018.

The 1st prize winner receives a cash award of $2,000. Other awards include a $1,250 second prize, $750 third place prize and a $500 prize for 4th and 5th.

The contest has $20 entry fee for the February 7th deadline and a $35 entry fee for the extended entry deadline of February 21, 2021.

The judge for the 2021 contest is Lan Samantha Chang, author and director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Winners will be notified in April 2021. Bios of previous winners can be found on the website.

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