Words with JAM First Page Competition 2013

6 March 2013

Our popular first page competition is back. We’re looking for the most captivating first page (up to 400 words) of a story. Entries can be from a novel previously unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. Entries will be judged anonymously. 



1st Prize – £500

2nd Prize – £100

3rd Prize – £50


Closing Date:

31st May 2013

You can submit more than one entry. 

First entry submitted is £6, and £4 per entry thereafter, regardless of category.


All three winning entries will be published in the August 2013 issue of Words with JAM.

Judge: Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She’s an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She’s a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: “The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law,” she has said, “but people do get their just desserts.” And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents. www.suegrafton.com/sue-grafton.php

ENTRY DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://wordswithjam.co.uk/#/first-page-competition-2013/4573741026

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