Writing on the Wall’s Annual Pulp Idol Competition for New Novelists is Open!
Writing on the Wall announces the launch of their Pulp Idol novel-writing competition celebrating the works of new original voices competiting to be published at out grand final in May 2019 during our annual festival – WOWFEST ‘19.
The closing date for applications Sunday 31st March at Midnight.
Pulp Idol was launched to bridge the gap and gain exposure for local writers to the London publishing industry and has continued to successfully do this over the last 13 years.
Pulp idol 2017 finalist Ariel Kahn (Pictured) was published in 2018 by Bluemoose Books with his debut novel Raising Sparks, Which went on to be runner up in The Guardian newspaper’s Not The Booker Prize competition.
‘As a past contestant and runner up in 2018. I can attest that Pulp Idol is life-changing and led to the publication of my debut novel.’ Ariel Kahn
Previous success stories include 2010 Pulp Idol winner James Rice, who signed a two-book deal with Hodder and Stoughton for his debut novel Alice and the Fly
“Pulp Idol’s fantastic. I am truly indebted to this competition. The publishing industry can too often seem like this faraway, impenetrable place, but the truth is it’s always searching for new writers. Pulp Idol’s a great way to make this connection in person. If you’re serious about writing, enter.”
James Rice, Alice and the Fly (Hodder and Stoughton)
“As a publisher we are always looking to find great new talent and Pulp Idol is a fantastic event that shines a light on new writing and new writers. – Kevin Duffy, Bluemoose Books and Judge
Writers can be in with a chance of getting their chapter published and getting read in front of a major publisher or agent, need to enter this year’s Pulp Idol. The closing date for applicationsSunday 31st March at Midnight. The heats will take place from Tuesday 23rd April until Friday 25th April from 6-8pm at Toxteth Library. The Pulp Idol winner will have their work read by an agent/publisher. All finalists will have their first chapter published in our book of ‘Firsts’, available as an eBook available on all major online outlets. A copy will be sent out to agents and publishers across the country.