It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2023 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, it’s such an absolute THRILL to reveal the fabulous Pitch It! SHORTLISTS! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges.
The following pitches stood out to the judges for their high level of intrigue, originality, emotion and well-crafted flow, and particularly, an enticing hook upfront and a clear point of difference.
So, without further ado, here are the SHORTLISTS in each category. Congratulations to all!
Picture Book Category
A Robot Rebellion – F. Smyth
A Surprise for Mum – L. Holloway
Boo! Rah! – Js. Horn
By Hook or By Chook – E. Greville
Do Not Smile – Js. Horn
Mooncake Mission – E. Chan
Now You Know Your ABCs – D. Frenkel
Rudi, the Reef Thief – A. Jobson
Shell Shopping – M. Wilson
Sneeze Adventure – J. Galatola
Stretch the Sausage Dog Aims High – S. Dodd
Junior Fiction Category
Crafty Cleo – R. Szrenko
Iggy Erkelstine, Fictional Companion – M. Postlethwaite
Mason and the Magic Drum – M. Hunter
Portal – S. Wardrop
Rose and Wild – Lost in Marshmallow Mansion – K. Campbell
Rubbing it Smooth – K. Rackham
The Beanstalk Chronicles – A. Hannan
The Case of the Crooked Chocolate Chef – D. Williams
The Code Thieves from Tootlezun – F. White
The Creek Crew – R. Sterjovski
The Famous Fryers of England – A. Hannan
Middle Grade Category
Abigail Rachman and the Bush Adventure – K. Canobi
Artificial evolution – Network – S. Hancy
Ethelwulf Greyangel’s Circus of Light – E. Damon
Ten Pound Pommy Kid – S. Tyrrell
The Girl in the Corner – E. Greville
The Santa Wars – A. Hannan
The Space Crews – K. Campbell
The Watch Watchers – A. Hannan
The Last Thylacine – E. Whiteford
Where Strangers Hide – L. McDermott
Congratulations again! All the best with the final round!
Winners and runners up will be announced on Wednesday November 30.
To see information about the competition, including the guidelines and list of prizes, please head to the following link: