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
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
Virtual RoundtableWed, Oct. 11th12:30-1:30pm ET
Join us for an anthology roundtable with Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, Cheyenne Smith and Ben O'Grady. Our amazing panelists will share their experience working on anthologies, the benefits and challenges of participating in an anthology, steps to organize an anthology and …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
Virtual Workshop, September 9th1-4pm EST
Learn how to pitch your graphic novel as effectively as possible to agents and publishers!
This half-day workshop is focused on helping you understand all the ins and outs of pitching a kids-ya graphic novel, and what you need to …Read More
Limit of 3 tickets per person.
Studio Members get your code here.
Use code “50%off” if you are a student or have financial hardship.
Pitchfest Showcase submissions are due by Oct. 24th at 11:59pm EST. Ticket sales will close on Oct. 24th 10pm EST.
You may purchase up to …Read More
Join Janna Morishima and Ken Lamug as they walk you through KCU Pitchfest and KidlitGN's Pitch Event. This FREE event will be an opportunity to learn:
all about the upcoming graphic novel pitch events
what you should prepare
how to submit your pitch
tips on how to present …Read More
Virtual Pitch Event, October 4-6th
KidLitGN is the premiere annual pitch event for writers and illustrators of middle grade and younger graphic novels, designed to get their manuscripts in front of agents and editors. The pitch event starts on the first Wednesday of October each …Read More
Virtual InterviewWed, August 30th12:30-1:30pm EST
Sandra and John will share their creative process, working together on story and art, from initial ideas to finished graphic novels. This talk will focus on their recent commissioned work for Harper Collins (Collins Big Cat) and collaborating with …Read More
Virtual WorkshopWed, August 23rd12:30-2pm EST
In this 1.5 hour workshop, Shauna Grant will help you break down your stories to make the storytelling process less daunting!
You will learn how to identify your story’s theme, to break down your story into beginning, middle, and end, …Read More