The Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize

The Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize is back for its third year. A writing competition for un-agented writers looking for representation for works of fiction.

The prize, for up to seven winning writers, is the chance to pitch your novel to literary agent Joanna Swainson. The writers will also receive editorial feedback and recommendations,  plus industry insights and advice on next steps.

Entry guidelines

Entry costs £10.

Writers should submit the first 500 words of their work, a 300 word synopsis and cover letter. You need to have written at least the first 10,000 words of the novel although the judges only require the first 500 words.

Submission Deadline: November 14th 2021

Winners announced: January 2022.

For more information on the The Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize writing competition, please click here.




Application Deadline:
14 November 2021 12:00 am