Pitch to Win comp longlist

Well this has been a really tough decision to make! The standard of pitches we received and the amazing novel premises we’ve read meant it was so hard to choose between them.

Of the 124 pitches we received we’ve got a longlist of 36 and there are plenty more that really nearly made it but we needed to be ruthless with ourselves!

So well done to everyone who sent a pitch – we really enjoyed them all. And congratulations to the writers of the following novel pitches. No telling which is yours if it appears here though as all is being read anonymously!

Longlisted Pitches

  • Atelier
  • Back to the Start
  • Carousel
  • Come Out to Play
  • Company Policy
  • Deception
  • Every Colour of Light
  • Fishbowl
  • Gold
  • Gold Rush
  • Inside
  • Lepidoptera Transformations
  • Memory Cleanse
  • Mohammed’s Radio
  • Paper Windows
  • Peter Heggarty Wants to Get Off
  • Pink Bathroom
  • Redundant Care
  • Rona Rats
  • Seeing Red
  • Shrinking Violets
  • Sleepthief
  • The 13 Month Diary
  • The Baby in the Box
  • The Clayridge Chronicles
  • The Limehouse Blues
  • The Lost Girls
  • The Ninth Life
  • The Remarkable Affair of the Invisible Women
  • The Truth Shapeshifters
  • These Leaves of Mine
  • Timid Eyes Seeking Food
  • Unholy Liberties
  • Untitled
  • Yellow: A Tale of an Indecent Woman

We’re reading away again now and will have the shortlist on Friday. Good luck everyone!