One day left in our countdown! The last of our countdown posts comes from Ken Lamug, an author-illustrator who has created award-winning picture books and graphic novels and a member of the KidLit GN team. Growing up in the Philippines, Ken loved making up stories and drawing on leftover scraps of paper from photocopy machines. The grown-ups begged him to stop, but he just kept doodling anyway. He wasn’t the best artist, but that didn’t stop him from trying.
His most recent graphic novels include Mischief and Mayhem #1 Born To Be Bad and Petro and the Flea King which was selected by the Nevada Humanities for the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Ken also teaches the “Making Graphic Novels” workshop at Storyteller Academy. When Ken is not creating in his secret lab, he’s usually rehearsing A cappella with his two dogs.
The ultimate guide to graphic novel pitching!
So are you ready to submit your magnum-opus graphic novel for queries? Great!
One of the most common questions I get is, “What do I need to have ready when it comes time for queries or submissions?”
First, make sure to check the submission guidelines. Different agents or publishers have different requirements and it’s always a good rule of thumb to follow their instructions.
With that being said, I always revert to my next answer which is to make sure and have your Pitch Pack ready. No, a Pitch Pack is not something I sell for $19.95 (as appealing as that sounds). . .
A Pitch Pack is a series of supporting materials and documents that will have 99% of what you need for querying. The last thing you want is an agent or publisher asking for more information, and you, scrambling to get it together.
So let’s look at what makes a pitch pack: Continue reading “Ken Lamug’s Guide to a Pitch Package Plus Query Critique Giveaway”