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Canzine presents The 1-2 Punch Book Pitch

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From our friends at Broken Pencil magazine:

One of the most exciting parts of Canzine for the past two years has been the 1–2 Punch. It's a chance for you, the fledgling writer, to pitch your book-length idea of poetry, fiction, graphic novel, memoir, non-fiction, etc., to our indie panel of experts. Make your pitch this year at Canzine Toronto (October 24th).

Here are the details:

Live on our mainstage in front of a crowing crowd, you get two minutes to pitch your book to our panel of judges. They get one minute each to tell you why you'll never get published in a million billion years or why they want to see your manuscript in their in-box asap! The winner gets bragging rights and a Broken Pencil Prize pack worth $200! (This contest is open to all, but space is limited and participants should register in advance to avoid disappointment: to do so email canzine@brokenpencil.com with 1-2 Punch in the subject line. Include a short description of the project you want to pitch, along with your name, email and phone number.)

The 1-2 Punch Judges:

Jenny Sampirisi - Managing Editor, Book Thug: Jenny Sampirisi is the author of is/was, a novel. She's the managing editor of BookThug, co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing and associate director of the Scream Literary Festival.

Emily Schultz - Editor, Joyland.ca: Acclaimed writer Emily Schultz is co-founder and editor of Joyland.ca and author, most recently, of the novel Heaven is Small (House of Anansi Books).

Hal Niedzviecki - Fiction Editor, Broken Pencil: Hal Niedzviecki is the publisher, founder and fiction editor of Broken Pencil magazine. He is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction. His collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened, will be published in Spring 2011 by City Lights Press.

For more information visit www.brokenpencil.com or follow us on twitter @brokenpencilmag

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