After a couple rejections emails and useful feedback, it is time for me to submit Arthur King to more publishers. Next on the list: The Image Submission.
Image is one of those rare Comic Book publisher which has opened submissions all year long, 24/7.
So what do they want from me?
See their submission page here.
- A typewritten cover letter with all contact information (name, e-mail address, address, phone and fax numbers) clearly printed on the TOP of the page.
That’s the easy one, pretty straightforward. Just introduce yourself and get on with it.
2. A typed, ONE PAGE, synopsis of the overall STORY.
Ouch. One page? JUST one page?
I have a three pages PITCH that I sent potential editors and I am trimming it to its core. To tell the entire story in one page is challenging and I would like to make it even shorter. Editing yourself is the trademark of a good writer, right? Just cut the fat. What is your story about?
3. Send photocopies of fully INKED and LETTERED pages (any size). DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ART!
So basically the best way to go about this is to have a fully finished comic. They want to see that you ( and your artist, if like myself you are the writer) can make a Comic Book and a good one at that.
4. Color is OPTIONAL.
Good, because I don’t have that.
5. Include a cover mock-up—this lets us know whether or not you understand the market and gives us a good barometer on your design sense.
And that’s pretty much it. Check out all the details of their very helpful guidelines. You can then send your Image submission by email or snail mail. I am going to do snail mail so that they can hold the 8 pages Arthur King in their little hands. I just hope I get a rejection letter or email sooner than later.