Shortlist – Pitch to Win The Novel Creator Course competition

We have been blown away by the quality of pitches we received in this competition! Our longlist of 36 has now been trimmed down to 15 – we told you they were all great pitches!

Well done to everyone who made the longlist – your ideas all sound great! It’s been really hard choosing this shortlist. Huge congratulations to the writers of the following shortlisted novels. No telling which is yours yet though as we’re reading anonymously!


  • Carousel
  • Deception
  • Every Colour of Light
  • Inside
  • Mohammed’s Radio
  • Paper Windows
  • Peter Heggarty Wants to Get Off
  • Redundant Care
  • Timid Eyes Seeking Food
  • The 13 Month Diary
  • The Baby in the Box
  • The Clayridge Chronicles
  • These Leaves of Mine
  • Unholy Liberties

Winners will be announced next week on Thursday 24th June…good luck everyone!