Dear [Specific Agent name],
I saw you mention on Twitter that you were looking for YA graphic novel scripts to represent and I would like to submit KINGSWOOD, a YA original graphic novel, for your consideration:
Hunt, hide, survive.
It’s the only way of life that fourteen year-old Tulip has ever known. In a world where massive beast-Kings rule the forests, and humans are no longer the apex predators, there’s no room for a fledgling hunter to make mistakes. After all, as Tulip’s survivalist father constantly reminds her, just a single mistake wiped out their family.
When she meets a strange old woman who talks about balance and respect instead of fear and danger, Tulip is desperate to learn more. Her father is furious when he finds out and demands she never see the old woman again, refusing to say why. Does Tulip choose to obey her father and give up on happiness, or seek a life of exploration but risk losing him forever?
An adventure story where Tea Dragon Society meets Into the Wild, KINGSWOOD is for readers who feel pulled to explore the unknown places in a domesticated landscape. Closer to home, KINGSWOOD also explores the conflict between the love of a parent and a child’s need for independence through Tulip and her Father’s relationship.
I have a short story published in AnotherDimension Anthology (as ‘Alice Black’) and was a Semi-Finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. I grew up exploring the outdoors and learning about First Nations culture through my grandmother as a way to reclaim lost family history. Although I do not identify as First Nations, I have continued to be involved in the community and greatly respect the medicine wheel philosophies of finding personal balance, which play a significant role in KINGSWOOD.
KINGSWOOD has a complete pitch package ready upon request and a script sample available at [link to script]. The full novel is an estimated scripted 120 pages.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
[legal name] as ‘Cal Black’,