A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HONOREES!! Our judges reviewed 96 submissions this round. A total of seven placed, with a surprising triple tie in fourth place!
Without further ado, we are so excited to announce our honorees! Click on the title or image to view …Read More
Trygve Faste, Brigitta Blair, and Alondra Araujo are three KCU members who submitted their work to Pitchfest last year.
We asked them to tell us about their experience with Pitchfest 2022, how it impacted their careers, and their advice for other creators.
Please give us …Read More
Why Does KCU Charge for Some Activities?
Recently I got an email asking me, “Why do you charge a submission fee for KCU Pitchfest?”
That is an important question!
I realized it might be helpful for me to explain exactly why we charge money for some of …Read More
We have gotten a lot of questions about "what's the difference between KCU Pitchfest and KidLitGN?"
Yes, it is a bit confusing!
First of all, these are two separate pitch opportunities: KCU Pitchfest and KidLit GN. Please note that they are run by two different organizations: KCU (us) and KidLit …Read More
The idea of compiling a graphic novel “pitch” for agents and editors might feel overwhelming. You probably have plenty of questions, and you might be worried that you’ll run afoul of some little rule or requirement that automatically sends your pitch into the rejection …Read More
One of our major goals is to give creators the opportunity to get their work seen by editors and agents.
So we are very, very excited to announce 2023 Pitch-a-Palooza, a series of graphic novel pitch events starting in early September and culminating in …Read More
Why do you need a website in the first place?
I’m a literary agent, so a big part of my job involves looking at writers’ and artists’ work online and evaluating their potential.
I am surprised by how often I will google a creator’s name, and …Read More
Author visits and workshops are excellent ways to build connections with people. They're also great vehicles for communicating your enthusiasm for what you do -- and light that fire in others. They force you to clarify and articulate the principles and processes you follow …Read More
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve explored why creatives are turning to crowdfunding and the effectiveness of a thirty day campaign. In this post, I explain why crowdfunding never consists of just those 30 days.
For my first solo Kickstarter campaign, the pre-launch phase …Read More
Whether you’re just curious about or a committed veteran of crowdfunding, you’ll quickly notice the tendency for creators to host 30 Day campaigns. It’s not a hard rule -- and during the years before crowdfunding’s current boom, longer durations may have been more prevalent …Read More