Pulp Idol Competition

Pulp Idol is back for 2017! Submissions are now closed and participants have been contacted.

Pulp Idol is a unique writing competition for novelists: it gets you published. With great success from previous finalists, it is an inspiring opportunity for writers. Pulp Idol focuses on supporting new original voices, getting them heard, and bridging the gap to the London publishing industry. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents.

Previous entrants including James Rice, Deborah Morgan, John Donoghue, and Clare Coombes, have used Pulp Idol as a launch pad for their careers and are all now published novelists.

"I really do feel that, to a great extent, I owe this to Pulp Idol. My agent (Carolyn Whitaker from London Independent Books) contacted me after seeing the anthology of the finalists' first chapters. It was she who managed to get me in front of a highly respected editor, Ravi Mirchandani, leading to the subsequent book deal."
2010 finalist, John Donoghue, author of The Death's Head Chess Club.

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