We are very proud to announce the fourth edition of the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize.

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At Tibor Jones & Associates we are dedicated to unearthing new and exciting writing, and launching debut novelists. With this in mind, our biennial prize was established in 2011 to offer authors an opportunity to showcase their talent.

Entry for the 2017 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize is open to any unrepresented writer with a completed or nearly completed draft of an unpublished novel and can be submitted from Monday 24th October 2016 until Monday 16th January 2017.

The winner of the prize will be announced on Wednesday 8th March 2017 and will receive £1,000 and literary representation by Tibor Jones & Associates, London’s leading literary agency for the post-digital generation.


MEET THE JUDGES

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(Top Left) Ana Boado is the Business Manager at Tibor Jones since September 2014 and she applies her skills to overseeing administration, operations and the running of the Tibor Jones office and the Tibor Jones Hub. She speaks Spanish and Galician and is currently studying Italian. Ana also works closely with Landa Acevedo-Scott on Colombiage, Europe’s most influential celebration of Colombian art and culture.

(Top Centre) Alex Christofi is Senior Commissioning Editor at the prestigious publishing house, Oneworld. He is also the author of GLASS, which was published by Serpent’s Tail in 2015, and was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Betty Trask Prize.

(Top Right) Charlotte Colwill works at Foyles. She is also the co-founder of The Booksellers Network, launched by the Booksellers Association (BA) in partnership with HarperCollins, NetGalley and the Bookseller. The Booksellers Newtwork aims to provide a vibrant ideas-sharing platform for grassroots retailers who are either young or new to the role.

(Bottom Left) Charlotte Maddox handles translation rights for all of the authors at Tibor Jones and has started to build her own list as an agent. She enjoys all genres of fiction and non-fiction, but is most interested in literary, modern and psychological fiction. Charlotte plays flute, clarinet and piano, and is trying hard to learn the guitar – it is not going well. She also enjoys painting in her spare time.

(Bottom Right) Ravinder Randhawa is the author OF A WICKED OLD WOMAN, the young adult novel BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the highly praised THE CORAL STRAND, the short story collection DYNAMITE and is currently working on a trilogy. She also blogs for The Huffington Post and is the founder of The Asian Women Writers Workshop (later known as the Asian Women Writer’s Collective).


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Pageturner Prize is open to debut novelists with a finished or nearly finished unpublished manuscript. We are hoping for strong and unique voices that have something different to say. We are looking for novels of any genre but that speak to a wide variety of readers.


ELIGIBILITY

• The Pagerturner Prize is only open to debut novelists of adult, YA and crossover fiction.
• Entrants must not already have an agent.
• Entries must be written in English.


HOW TO SUBMIT

• Please send all entries to pageturner@tiborjones.com.
• We will be open to submissions from October 24th 2016 until January 16th 2017.
• Please send us your manuscript, a one page synopsis and a covering letter about yourself.
• Please only send one submission.