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Pitch and Pen picture
Saturday 18 March
Pitch and Pen
Ever wondered whether that idea you have for a novel, or a poetry or short story
collection could fly?

Would you like the chance to pitch to a team of publishing industry professionals?

You’ve seen Dragons’ Den, so now Headingley Litfest invites you to pitch your ideas in front of an audience and a panel of professional writers and publishers.

Not only is this a great chance to see whether your idea is sound, it also gives you a chance to see what the competition is like out there.
What makes a great idea stand out from the pile?

The winning pitcher(s) will be invited to submit a synopsis and sample of their work for consideration by either Valley Press based in Scarborough, or Hebden Bridge based Bluemoose Books.

Regardless of whether a publishing contract is offered, feedback will be provided on the submission package. The panel of judges will be made up of:

• Kevin Duffy - Bluemoose Books
• Jamie McGarry - Valley Press
• Alison Taft - Novelist and Editor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy

Places to pitch are limited.

For further details and to apply to pitch please email LitFestpitchnpen@gmail.com
4.00pm New Headingley Club, Club St Michael’s Road
£5 to pitch £2 to attend
Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers their aim is to publish cracking stories that engage and inspire.
Valley Press is an independent publishing house based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. Established in 2008, their mission is to bring the best new poetry, fiction and non-fiction to bookshelves and e-readers around the world.
Bluemoose Logo link to Bluemoose Books
Valley Press logo link to Valley Press
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Wednesday 22 March
Partnership event with Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART)
Do you know your Dickens from your Dostoevsky or your Angela Carter from your Raymond Carver?

Then come along and test your knowledge of all things relating to books.

HEART Centre Manager Mike will be the Quizmaster par excellence. Be prepared for his demon picture rounds!

There will also be a raffle. What’s not to like?
8.00pm HEART Centre, Bennett Road
£1 per person - max of 5 in team - pay at the event All proceeds to ‘Support HEART’