Pulp Idol 2023 is now OPEN for submissions! Calling all novelists, submit your first chapter for a chance to be published.
WoW’s unique annual novel writing competition, Pulp Idol, is open to unpublished novelists across the Liverpool City Region. Submit the first chapter of your novel here and compete for the chance to have your work published and looked at by the UK’s top literary agents.
The prize is the opportunity to be published! If you make it to the Grand Final in September 2022, your work will be published in our annual Pulp Idol Firsts and distributed to agents and publishers throughout the UK.
With over ten years of great success from previous finalists, Pulp Idol is an inspiring opportunity for writers. Its aim is to support new, original voices and getting them heard. We strive to provide a platform for up-and-coming talent, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key publishers and agents.
In the heats and the final, entrants will be given three minutes to read from the opening chapter of their novel and will then answer questions from the judges.
Heats will be taking place the week commencing Monday 5th September 2022, with the winners of each heat going forward to the final in the hope of WoW-ing the judges and being crowned Pulp Idol Winner 2023!
This year’s heats will be taking place online, with the Grand Final taking place on Thursday 29th September 2022.
Please ensure that before entering you have read and understand the competition rules here.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be Pulp Idol 2023 Winner? Apply here!
If you have any questions or queries relating to Pulp Idol 2023, please email Jenny Dalton at email@example.com
Pulp Idol 2023 Funded by Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and Arts Council England.