Pulp Idol – Firsts 2024


Pulp Idol – Firsts 2024!

Champion – Kevin Chadwick

Runners Up – Dan Howarth & Mack Young

Finalists – Patrick Browne, Emily Cross, Keith Fielding, Edward Grey, Michael Innis, Beth Noonan-Roberts, Tavia Panton, Victoria Stewart, Rachel Waltermeyer-Abraham

Writing on the Wall proudly present the first chapter debuts of our 2024 Pulp Idol Champions!

Pulp Idol is a novel writing competition run by Liverpool’s longest-running writing and literary organisation, Writing on the Wall. Many new novelists have found their first success with Pulp Idol. Most recently Philippa Holloway with The Half-Life of Snails and Ashleigh Nugent with LOCKS. Other published Pulp Idol finalists include James Rice (Alice and the Fly, Walk), Ariel Khan (Raising Sparks), PJ Smith (Algorithm Party), and Clare Coombes (Definitions, We Are of Dust). 


‘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 2024 Grand Final Judge, Editor at John Murrays and Author


‘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 2024 Grand Final Judge & Co-Founder of Bluemoose Books


Uncover the best new writers in Liverpool in this anthology! 

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Pulp Idol - Firsts 2024 Writers with Yvonne Battle Felton, Ashleigh Nugent and Kevin Duffy at The Royal Court Theatre Liverpool. (Photo: Zaki Grant)


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