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August 1, 2020

Pitch Perfect

Hosted by FOLD Kids Bookfest 2020

Pitch Perfect is back! If you have a draft of a picture book or a book for preteens or teens, and you’re not sure what to do next, Pitch Perfect: Kid Lit Edition is the perfect opportunity to get direction and industry advice.

This year, all Pitch Perfect sessions at FOLD Kids will take place virtually, so it’s more accessible than ever.

Pitch Perfect is a Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) event that gives writers with a finished draft or completed manuscript the chance to have an editor or agent review a portion of their manuscript and a query letter, who will provide detailed feedback in a private, one-on-one meeting.

The meetings will take place online, at a date and time determined between the participants and their editor or agent facilitator. Ideally, all sessions will take place between September 27 – October 4, 2020, the week before FOLD Kids.

More information and how to apply


This year, all of our Pitch Perfect sessions will take place virtually. We encourage applications from all across Canada! We are particularly interested in stories by and from marginalized authors. We will be prioritizing stories by Black and disabled writers.


  • Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) / The FOLD Foundation

    Brampton, ON, Canada

    The FOLD Foundation has changed the way festivals and literary organizations in Canada think about programming by establishing the Festival of Literary Diversity – Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers.

    By providing unique opportunities that center underrepresented storytellers – emerging and established – the Festival of Literary Diversity has transformed Canada’s literary scene and continues to have an impact on programming around the world by providing a place where authors from marginalized communities speak as experts not only in the identities that impact their everyday lives, but as experts in the craft of writing.

    Through social media, online activities, and in-person events hosted in one of Canada’s largest and most under-served communities, the FOLD continues to elevate incredible voices and challenge the systems that limit opportunities for underrepresented storytellers.