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photo from Canzine 2012 by Angelina Coccimiglio

Pitch your book idea to our panel of experts in front of a live audience and win! It’s back! Register now to pitch your book idea at Canzine Toronto, Canzine Central (Winnipeg) and Canzine West (Vancouver)! Anything goes!

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 inbox ASAP.

The winner of the pitch gets bragging rights and a Broken Pencil prize pack worth $250 including a subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine, the limited edition Canzine t-shirt, a copy of Hal Niedzviecki’s novel The Program and much more!

Sign up in advance to participate in the 1-2 Punch Book Pitch at Canzine. To sign up, email:

Hal Niedzviecki for Canzine Toronto:

Jonathan Vallely, Canzine Central (Winnipeg):

Alison Lang, Canzine West (Vancouver):

In your email, please include: 1. name 2. email address 3. phone number 4. two or three line description of the project you are going to pitch. Sign up now, we only have room for 8 participants and this will be first come first served!


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