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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 West happening this Saturday in 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 more!

Sign up in advance to participate in the 1-2 Punch Book Pitch at Canzine. To sign up email canzine (at) brokenpencil (dot) com with your: 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.

Meet your Judges:

Brian Kaufman has worked for years in the Vancouver art scene as a playwright, editor, and publisher. He founded the internationally known literary magazine subTerrain and is the publisher of Vancouver’s acclaimed press Anvil Books.


Kevin Chong is the author of four books. His most recent book is the non-fiction My Year of the Racehorse. He was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, where he presently lives. He attended the University of British Columbia and Columbia University. He is also an editor at



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