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Pulp Idol 2017

Launched in 2007, Pulp Idol, a competition for debut novelists, has been the Launchpad for several new novelists, including James Rice, Deborah Morgan, John Donoghue and Clare Coombes.

Pulp Idol – Firsts, judged by Laura Williams from PFD Literary Agents, is an anthology of the first chapters of the finalists and winners. It is distributed to agents and publishers across the UK
A major success for WoW was Pulp Idol winner James Rice signed a two-book deal with Hodder and Stoughton for his debut novel Alice and the Fly. James Rice says: “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.”

"Pulp Idol is a unique writing competition for novelists. With great success from previous finalists, it’s an inspiring opportunity for writers. Pulp Idol focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We strive to provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents."
- Mike Morris, Co-Director, Writing on the Wall

If you'd like to find out more about Pulp Idol and how you can get involved click here. Also, hear some of our Success Stories and our Pulp Idol writers are doing now! 


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