Local writer wins publishing contract, nominated for literary award

An ode to the fantasy genre has turned into a nomination for a literary award and a publishing contract for a local author.

Montesano’s Alex Tremari was one of 12 writers placed on the “short list” for the Writer Award by the Page Turner Awards, an organization where published and unpublished authors submit works to get discovered by high-profile persons in the literary world.

Tremari’s novel, ‘Dragoncast,’ is described as “a simple love letter to fantasy and all of its tropes,” in a press release.

In addition to being one of 12 on the short list, Tremari was awarded a publishing contract from Spectrum Audiobooks and the Ultimate Fantasy Writer’s Course.

“The Page Turner awards gave me the opportunity to share my story with the world,” Tremari said. “Entering a writing contest as prestigious as this one is a great practice run to sharing it with people in general, a huge hurdle for me as a new writer. Having ‘Dragoncast’ published is a dream come true.”

The Page Turner Writing Award offers writers and authors the chance to enter the first 10 pages of a completed, unpublished fiction or non-fiction manuscript, where a literary agent will read the work with a chance to get it published.

Judges for the Page Turner Awards are literary agents, publishers and prominent members of the publishing industry looking for writers to represent and publish.

For more information, pageturnerawards.com.