CBN’s Own Ken Porter Wins Top Cow Talent Hunt Contest!


[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6436:]]Cosmic Book News would like to congratulate our very own Ken Porter who has been chosen as a winner of the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt contest.

Top Cow’s President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Hawkins and CEO Marc Silvestri sorted through hundreds of submissions picking five winners and announced the news at CBR.

“The Talent Hunt is finding amateur writers and artists who’ve never been published by one of the big publishing houses and giving them a chance to be published and showcase their work to a larger audience,” Hawkins told CBR. “These books will be published in print.”

Ken Porter’s submission was one of the tree chosen amongst 1100 entries.

“We received over 800 writer submissions, some of which submitted more than once for a total of 1100 different synopsis/script submissions,” Hawkins continued. “With the writers, we had a list of several Top Cow Universe characters (Ji Xi, Michael Finnegan, Sabine, Glorianna Silver, Tom Judge) that writers could submit one-off, self-contained stories about. Essentially, they were pitching stories of existing characters as part of the newer Rebirth universe initiative we’ve been doing.

“The writing was infinitely harder [to narrow down] and took me almost three months to read, process and choose the winners,” Hawkins added. “I was looking primarily for interesting character stories.  It took me about 15 minutes a piece to go through all 1100 submissions so if you do that quick math that’s 275 hours — took me a long a– time! I enjoyed it though.”

Below you can read Ken Porter’s pitch to Top Cow which nabbed him a top spot.

You can also currently catch Ken’s comic book work with Ink Ribbon #1, and be sure to follow the writer on twitter @KenBlakePorter!