It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2021 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fantastic Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges.
The judges have noted the phenomenally high standard in pitch entries this year, in particular the originality of the concept, emotion and voice used in the pitch to reflect the manuscript, as well as the importance of an easy-to-read flow throughout the piece, an enticing hook upfront and a clear point of difference. The following pitches reflected writing like storytelling – gripping, emotive, and concise with each word carefully put into place.
So, without further ado, here are the SHORTLISTS for the TOP pitches. Congratulations to all!
Picture Book Category
Blue – A. Lewis
Bunchy Undies – A. Guest
Clementine’s Cake – L. Harrison
Daddy Short Legs – D. Frenkel
Dragonfly Pie – L. Holloway
Harriet’s Hungry Worms – S. Smith
Scribble – J. Stampone
Sneaky Sleeves – A. Guest
The Book of Smells: Medieval A-Z – J. Catalano
The Great Biscuit Plan – L. Fletcher Hammond
Tough Cookie – H. Gallagher
Junior Fiction / Middle Grade Category
Druscilla Wallop Dragon Detective – H. Bidwell
Frances Tempus-Renegade Timeline Officer – B. Loveridge
In a Pickle – T. Parry
Lottie and the Littles Birthday Surprise – D. Viera
Luna Merrian – Little Librarian – H. Gannon
Searching – J. Charlton
Shadow on the Horizon – J. Charlton
Space Worms – H. Gallagher
The Aireys – M. Campbell
The Dance Party – P. Cleary
The Hairy Surprise – J. Horn
Young Adult Category
A Curiosity of Consequence – K. White
Alba – V. Croker
Dylan’s New Atlas – E. Holifield
Hamlock’s Reflection – H. Adam
Plagued Lands – N. Brooke
Portal on the Platform – B. Breen
Ruarnon Manipulator’s War – E. Carlson
The Forgotten Girls – C. Corbett-Jones
Weird Dumb Romans – M. Dodd
Who Can You Trust – D. Taylor
Well done to the shortlistees! A fantastic achievement! All the best with the final round!
Winners and runners up will be announced on Wednesday November 10.
To see information about the competition, including the guidelines and list of prizes, please head to the following link: