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Pulp Idol Novel-Writing Competition - enter now!

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 31st March, 2019. (Entries submitted after this time and date will not be accepted. Please note: This competition is only open to all writers living and working in the Greater Liverpool Region, this includes the five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool. If in doubt, please check your postcode and contact the organisers. Writers submitting from outside of these areas will be excluded from the competition.) 
 

Writing on the Wall has been publishing the first chapters of the finalists in its annual Pulp Idol competition for over ten years, with many of the finalists going on to have their debut novels published, including Ariel Kahn with Raising Sparks (Bluemoose), and James Rice with Alice and the Fly (Hodder and Stoughton).  All finalists get their first chapter published in a book of ‘Firsts’, which is produced in hard copy and also made available in Kindle. It is circulated to agents and publishers and each writer is presented with copies for themselves, their friends and families.
 
For your chance to be published in our 2019-20 collection, enter by filling in the application form below.
 
Please ensure before entering that you have read and understand the competition rules by clicking here 
 
We are running a ‘Preparing for Pulp Idol’ writing course led by author Sally-Anne Tapias-Bowes, open to all writers planning to enter Pulp Idol. The course will be based in Toxteth Library, and will be run on Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March 6.30pm - 8.30pm. The course costs £20 for those in work and £5 concessions – unemployed, students and retired. To apply to take part in the course email Lauren Buxton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Pulp Idol 2019 winners and finalists at the Pulp Idol – Firsts book Launch held in January in Liverpool.

 Click below to buy a paperback copy of Pulp Idol Firsts 2019 for £4.99 (excl. postage)


Click here to buy the £2.99 Kindle Version
 
 
 

Pulp Idol Submission

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Please tell us how many chapters.

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What type of Novel - e.g. detective, thriller, romance etc...

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Please attach a copy of your chapter in the following format: Microsoft Word. Double line spacing. Font: Arial 12. Pages must be numbered on the top right of the page. Your name and the title of novel on top of each page.

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