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Janu wins XO Romance Prize 2017

Xoum Publishing has announced Penelope Janu as the winner of the 2017 XO Romance Prize for an unpublished manuscript for her novel ‘On the Same Page’.

Janu receives a $5000 advance and a publishing contract with XO Romance, Xoum’s romance and women’s fiction imprint.

Guest judge Alexandra Nahlous described ‘On the Same Page’ as ‘a wonderful, captivating story about a writer desperate to keep her identity hidden, and the man determined to expose her—in every way’.

Janu was selected from a shortlist of four. The inaugural winner of the prize in 2016 was Jean Flynn’s Lovesick.


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