Monday, 12 January 2009

Battered Into Submission

So... the longlist of the most recent round of 33 1/3 pitches has just been posted. With just short of 600 proposals recorded, including many repeat pitches, it make for pretty interesting reading. Lots of proposals for Slint/Britney/Talking Heads, eh?

Andrew, did you get your proposal in on time?

And can anyone who's not Sean, Karen, Lynne, Liam, Scott or Matthew guess which proposal was mine?

3 comments:

andrewhickey.info said...

Yeah, I got mine in with an hour to spare. Mine was for Smile, as you might have guessed from some of my posts ;)
No idea which one yours is...
I'll be very surprised if I even get to the 100-title shortlist, but we'll see...

David said...

Glad to hear you got yours in, and yeah -- I thought that one might be yours!

Mine is looking a little lonely where it sits, but that's ok. I'm glad to have been the only one to pitch for that particular band/album, though we'll see how it goes from here...

David said...

Ah fuck it, my proposal was for Mogwai Young Team.

I pitched a novella on how the album reflects and deflects various issues of Scottish identity circa 1997. Matthew Perpetua somewhat kindly referred to this proposal as a "bold choice", but it's probably best described as a long shot. Still, it's a book I'm genuinely super-excited to write, so here's hoping!