Virtual “Pitch Me” Sessions with Emanata Editor Sal Sawler
Hey folks! Sal here. I’m the editor at Emanata, Conundrum Press’s YA imprint. We’ve still got a few weeks before our annual submission window closes on June 1st–and I want to take the opportunity to meet a few more of you before that happens!
A couple of weeks ago, I held in-person meetings at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, but I wanted to open the opportunity up to the rest of the country as well.
Next Friday, May 19th, I’ll have 10, 15-minute “Pitch Me” spots available. I’ll be holding these sessions on Zoom. Like I did in Toronto, I’ll be prioritizing marginalized artists. That means I’ll be holding 7 spots for people who identify as Deaf and Disabled, BIPOC, or 2SLGBTQIA+.
If you’d like to secure a spot, please first ask yourself these questions:
- Is my graphic novel for a young adult audience?
- Does my graphic novel tell a story (can be fiction or non-fiction)?
- Are you Canadian or do you live in colonial Canada? If you’re part of a team, is at least 50% of your team Canadian or living in colonial Canada?
- Is your voice under-represented in colonial Canada? While Emanata is open to all creators, we do prioritize submissions from Deaf and Disabled, BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQIA+ creators. Creators from these groups will be prioritized for these meeting spots.
To Request a Spot:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide brief yes or no responses to the questions above. Bookings will close at midnight on May 17th.
Other Things To Include in Your Email
- 30 complete pages of comics
- A synopsis and artist’s statement
- A biography that includes any related work and/or education
Please note: We do not assign illustrators to graphic novel scripts—submissions must come from author-illustrators or pre-established author-illustrator teams.