Comic Contest Submission Guidelines

Presented by SnowyWorks LLC & The Indie Comix Dispatch

Submission period:  November 20, 2020 to February 20, 2021

Woah, a new contest!?  Do you want to get published? Indie Comix Dispatch and SnowyWorks are teaming up!  We are putting together a brand new anthology book and we are looking for up and coming creators to submit their short story for inclusion into Tales of the Dispatch – a new digital anthology.  We are looking for FIVE stories for this first fantastic issue!

We will be accepting short sequential art stories, either black and white or full color!  We want stories between six to twelve pages, nothing more, nothing less.  We are looking for unique stories that blow the minds of readers!  We are looking for works that are immersive, character-driven, and most of all, a well-crafted story! Any genre will be accepted!

After the submission period, the judging process begins.  Via the Indie Comix Dispatch website, readers will be able to vote for their favorite stories!  Readers will be able to view sample pages from each story as well as it’s description and vote!

When all votes are tallied, a small judging panel consisting of members of Indie Comix Dispatch and SnowyWorks, will decide on the final 5 stories that will be included in the book!

The contest begins on November 20, 2020!  Please read and carefully review the following submission guidelines.

Details:

  1. All work will remain creator-owned.
  2. Submissions may only be 6 to 12 pages in length.
  3. We only want submissions that have not been previously published.
  4. After the publication of Tales of the Dispatch, you’re welcome to republish or distribute your submission however you like (after all, it’s your creation!)
  5. The final selected creators will be required to sign and date a publishing agreement which contains everything outlined here.
  6. If selected your work will be published in digital format on the following platforms:
    1. Comixology
    2. Comichaus
    3. Google Play
    4. Amazon Kindle
    5. Drive Thru Comics
    6. SpinWhiz Comics

Guidelines:

  1. Please use the following template for your pages: 
  2. Resolution of 300 DPI
  3. Acceptable file types:  .PSD’s, .TIFFs

Compensation:

There will be no compensation if selected for inclusion in the final anthology.  Free digital copies will be provided for all submitting creators.  Indie Comix Dispatch and SnowyWorks are not seeking to profit off this endeavor.  Any profits incurring from this book will be donated to The Comic Book Project

Please email your work to:  snowyworks2018@gmail.com

Please include the following:

  1. Location of the pages: either zipped, or share work via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
  2. Include a description of the story.  This is important as it will be used for the voting round
  3. Creator details
    1. All names of creators & contact information of a point of contact person.
    2. Bio’s of each creator and a 600×600 picture
      1. We will create Bio’s on Comixology for you if you win!
    3. Website links, or social media accounts you want referenced.

Note:  Submission to this contest does not mean automatic inclusion in the anthology.  Indie Comix Dispatch and SnowyWorks reserve the right to deny any submission that does not meet the above stated requirements.