Winner – Melissa Grindon
Runners Up – Jah Jussa & Damian Jones
Finalists – Martin Lloyd, Carlos Marfil, Louise Rimmer-Williams, Susie Gordon, Julian Bond, Patrick Clarke and C.L.B
Pulp Idol is a novel writing competition run by Liverpool’s longest running writing and literary organisation, Writing on the Wall. Many new novelists, including Ariel Khan (Raising Sparks), James Rice (Alice and the Fly), Ashleigh Nugent (LOCKS), Clare Coombes (Definitions), and most recently, Phillipa Holloway (The Half Life of Snails), have found their first success through Pulp Idol. This is a competition that is unearthing the best new novelists from Liverpool and across the country.
“Congratulations to all of the finalists! What a competition. Each piece is a celebration in its own right. Together this is an exciting collection, a promise of what is to come. Personally, I can’t wait to read where your stories take you.” – Yvonne Battle-Felton, Pulp Idol 2021 Judge & Author of Remembered
“Pulp Idol continues to find and work with some of the finest new voices around and in this year’s anthology, they have published some of the best.” – Kevin Duffy, Pulp Idol 2021 Judge & Co-Founder Bluemoose Books.