Any un-agented writer and/or illustrator of Asian and/or Pacific Islander descent is welcome to participate in #APIpit.
Asian/Pacific Islander is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as “a rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).”
Our goal is to help showcase pitches from marginalized Asian and Pacific Islander voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing. Any decisions regarding eligibility are yours to make. However, we’d be remiss not to remind you that the publishing world is very small.