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Pulp Idol Novel-Writing Competition

Pulp Idol is a unique national writing competition for novelists that focuses on supporting new original voices, getting them heard, and bridging the gap between the national publishing industry and Merseyside. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents.

Pulp Idol’s success has produced some outstanding literary talent throughout the years, none so quickly as this year’s runner-up Ariel Kahn. His spellbinding debut novel ‘Raising Sparks’ was quickly snapped up by awarding-winning north east independent publishers Bluemoose Books, after our phenomenal final at WoWfest 18 in May. Be sure to pick up a copy of his debut novel, when it’s released on July 1st, 2018.

You can read Ariel’s first chapter and those of all our 2017 finalists by clicking here to buy a copy of Pulp Idol – Firsts 2018.

To be in with a chance to get your first chapter published and read by major literary publishers or agents, then enter this year’s Pulp Idol competition. Entries open on March 1st and closing date for applications is on Monday 2nd April 8pm. All entrants will take part in heats commencing on the week of 21st – 27th April. Details of your heats will be assigned to you once your submission has been received. To read a copy of our competitions rules click here
You can submit your first chapter here

We’re now taking submissions for our online heat via Youtube. Upload your video to our YouTube site here
Then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing us with your contact details and the name of your video.
By submitting your chapter you are accepting the Pulp Idol Competition Rules