Pulp Idol 2018 Rules

• The closing date for the competition is Monday 2nd April at 8pm.
• The competition is open to all unpublished writers who are working on a fiction novel.
• Writers must not have been published by a recognised or registered publisher. They may be self-published, in hard copy or on the internet (if in doubt, please contact organisers).
• Entrants must submit a copy of their first chapter via email or by uploading it onto the form provided on the website, along with a brief synopsis (50 words Maximum) and a brief blog (50 words Maximum): www.writingonthewall.org.uk
• Previous entrants of Pulp Idol are welcome to enter.
• Entrants will be able to book onto 
heats via doodle.
• National/International entrants can submit their first chapter to the online heat via YouTube (competition guidelines & closing date for YouTube entries are applicable).
• At the heat, each writer will read for three minutes from the beginning of their first chapter followed by answering three questions from the judging panel.
• The judges will select those writers they wish to put through to the final (including online heat)
• The final of the competition will be held on Tuesday 29th May.
• By entering the competition all finalists consent to their first chapter being printed and published, along with their email in a book of ‘Firsts’ by Writing on the Wall, in hard and electronic formats, including but not restricted to Kindle.
• Writing on the Wall reserves the right to withdraw any entries from the competition or from the publication at any stage, should the organisers see fit to do so.
• Entrants will have a right of appeal to the Trustees of Writing on the Wall, on all decisions agreed by the organisers. This does not apply to decisions made by the competition judges in the heats or final.
• All prizes are at the discretion of the judges.
• Any queries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.