Pitch your book to the Northern Fiction Alliance (Huddersfield Literature Festival)

24 Mar 2022 - 6.00PM

This is your chance to pitch your book directly to three independent northern publishers!


Whether you’ve just started writing or have already completed a novel or work of non-fiction, this is your chance to pitch your book directly to three independent northern publishers.

Kevin Duffy from Bluemoose Books, Hannah Bannister from Peepal Tree Press and Sara Hunt from Saraband – all members of the Northern Fiction Alliance – will be here to listen to your pitches and provide guidance on how you might develop your ideas.

Bluemoose Books is an award winning independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge. A passion for stories and the written word led Kevin and Hetha Duffy to start Bluemoose in 2006. They delight in finding great new talent and through innovative marketing they get their books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press.

Peepal Tree Press is an independent publisher founded in 1985 to bring the very best of international writing from the Caribbean, its diasporas and the UK. Based in Leeds, their list features new writers alongside established voices, with the goal of publishing books that make a difference.

Saraband is an award-winning independent publisher of outstanding fiction, absorbing nature writing, pressing environmental issues and compelling memoir. Based in Salford, their aim is to publish books that inspire, inform and entertain – and that make the world a better place.

FREE – tickets required. Book here.