november, 2021

14novAll DayBlue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize 2021InternationalEntry Fee:£10 (10 free entries for disadvantaged writers) Max word count:500 Top Prize:Agent introductions for up to seven winners to pitch your novel, receive feedback and industry insights

Event Details

The Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize 2021 is open to unrepresented writers in any adult fiction genre.

Pitch your novel to Joanna Swainson. Receive editorial feedback and recommendations. Industry insights and advice on next steps.

The team at Blue Pencil Agency will oversee all submissions.

We accept submissions of the first 500 words, a 300 word synopsis and cover letter. You need to have written at least the first 10,000 words of the novel although we only require the first 500 words.

One on one meetings with Joanna in person or zoom: January/February 2022

What we’re looking for:

  • any genre with the exception of children’s fiction and non-fiction. YA is permitted provided there is an adult crossover.
  • a strong voice.
  • the makings of an original and compelling story.
  • an attention grabbing first paragraph.
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