Off The Page: A Co-Author Competition

Jodi Picoult found the perfect writing partner - her daughter!


The New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has teamed up with her own daughter Samantha Van Leer to bring a new romantic YA novel which is out today! To celebrate we're opening a co-author competition, so find a writing buddy and enter your story. 

About the book

Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Includes twelve full-color illustrations, and black-and-white decorations throughout.

Full of humor and witty commentary about life, Off The Page is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending.

Read an extract of Off The Page here



About Jodi and Samantha

Jodi Picoult grew up in New York. Her previous novels include House Rules, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. 

Samantha Van Leer is a sophomore at Vassar College majoring in psychology with a minor in human development. She co-wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her mother, Jodi Picoult.

Jodi and Samantha have four dogs: Alvin, Harvey, Dudley, and Oliver, for whom the prince in this story is named.


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The competition

Read the extract here, team up with a co-author and write one of the following:

1) Your character meets a fictional character in real life


2) A fairy tale set in modern times


3) A story about a wish that comes true.


The prizes

The winning story will receive feedback from Samantha and Jodi’s editors and a signed copy of Off The Page each.

3 running up stories will also win signed copies for each of the authors. (6)



Open to everyone

2000 Word limit (1000 per co-author)

Only 2 person co-authored entries are allowed

You can only enter the competition once with one co-author

​The narrative does not have to be completed, but each co-author must have written 1000 words each. 

Competition closes 23:00 GMT 9th July 2015



Read the extract here


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