Following a competition with BritCrime, Madeleine Milburn has chosen the winning pitches that were tweeted to her during the festival. The winners win a personal critique of their covering letter, first three chapters and synopsis.

Here are the winning three pitches:

3 bed rural cottage needs tlc, great views, large garden with mature shrubs, pond and bodies to be unearthed

A little girl is lost at sea, presumed dead, in an accident. 20 years later a young woman claims to be her. Is she?

A secluded barn homes orphaned boys. One by one they get to go to live in The Big House and innocence is lost. Forever

Congratulations to Joy, Louise and Jeanette!

Click here for more information on BritCrime and the competition.