Popular pitch events and opportunities that connect YOU with the supportive kidlit community and publishing insiders.
Resources for Picture Book Writers about Pitches, Agents, and Editors #PBPitch is held three times a year: every February, June, and October. Image by micheile henderson
The annual PBParty contest is for unagented writers and author/illustrators with finished and polished picture book manuscripts. You submit an entry (query and first 60 – 70 words) and we pick a wide variety of genres for the agents/editors to read and hopefully request. This is not a twitter pitch event!
An Annual Pitching Event. for un-agented, self-identifying historically marginalized authors & illustrators next event: October 11, 2023 (on Discord).
An online pitch event for disabled authors.
#APIpit is a Twitter pitch event for Asian/Pacifican writers and illustrators during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
A pitching event for all Latino/Latine/Latinx creators of young people’s literature
#PitBLK is an answer to a call from within the Black Writing Community for a Pitch Event that centers Black creators.
LGBTNPit is an annual twitter pitch event for queer, trans, and nonbinary authors using the hashtag #lgbtnpit.
KidLitGN is the premier 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 year and is open for editors and agents to review and request through Friday of the same week.