Submissions

 

Big Comics is open to publishing creator-owned titles.

HOW TO SUBMIT TO BIG COMICS & BIG ENTERTAINMENT

Big Comics & Big Entertainment only publishes creator-owned material!

i.e. "We digitally publish YOUR comics" — we aren’t looking to have you write/draw/ink or color books that WE develop. Big Comics & Big Entertainment accepts only PROPOSALS for new comic series or one-shots, etc., that already have a creative team attached. PLEASE DON'T JUST  SEND US WRITING SAMPLES! 

• AGAIN, DO NOT SEND your script or your plot without any art—it will be discarded, unread.

• THAT SAID - WE DO ACCEPT inking, pencilling, lettering, or coloring samples. We'll keep your submissions on file and may hook you up with other creators if and when those opportunities arise. (But be aware, this isn't what we're focused on.)

DID WE MENTION, Big Comics & Big Entertainment only digitally publishes creator owned/creator-generated properties?

WE DON’T PAY PAGE RATES OR CREATIVE FEES. As the creator, we expect that you will have negotiated with whomever you end up working with, and we’ll do our part to get your book(s) published in the best format possible, distributed to as many retailers we can and in the hands of adoring fans the world over. For this, Big Comics takes a small fee off the books we publish and the rest goes to that comic book’s creative team. How that profit is divvied up from there is entirely up to the creators involved.

 

A PROPOSAL should:

Tell us what makes it unique and sets it apart from other comics in the genre. It should also explain who the target audience is (NOTE: If you tell us “Everyone” we will assume you meant "No One" and trash it. There is no book that "Everyone" reads...but lots of books "Fans of Epic Fantasy, SteamPunk Mystery, YA Action and Time Travel" could enjoy).

 

YOUR PROPOSAL should contain the following:

A single .pdf file with the following content in this order

  1.  1 cover letter with your contact information
  2.  Introduction letter.
  3.  A 1 page synopsis
  4.  5 pages of inked sequential art
  5.  1 cover mock up

For more exact information on each of these, the following sections have it:

1. Your CONTACT INFORMATION (name, e-mail address and phone number)

Introduce yourself and launch into the pitch. If you’ve had published work before, you could let us know about it (or even include it) but we're less interested in your resumé than in the book you want to bring to the world.

2. A ONE PAGE synopsis of the STORY 

Don't give us a single-issue synopsis—we want an overview of the ENTIRE series or story arc. Wet our appetites and get us interested - but be specific about characters and the world they inhabit. Where will they start, what will be revealed, where will they end up. Why is the audience going to be interested in this series and walk away after the first arc floored by your awesomeness. That said, KEEP IT SHORT! One Page max. If you can sell us your book with a hashtag, do it.

3. FIVE (5) PAGES of HI-RES FULL INKED and LETTERED ART.

If you have MORE than five finished pages, groovy! Send 'em our way! At the end of the day, we want to SEE what this story will look like and know that you and your team know what you’re doing with regards to telling a story in your chosen genre.

NOTE: If you can provide color pages, our eyes are wide open! That said, you don’t HAVE to (just remember - the better job you do of SHOWING us your vision, the more likely we are to continue the conversation). 

4. A COVER MOCK-UP

Yes, five inked and lettered pages of storytelling, do the best job of showing us you can tell a story, but a cover mock-up shows us you understand the power of marketing and attracting eyeballs. A striking and intriguing image with an awesome, easily readable logo tell us "this brilliant creator really gets it."

 

WHAT WE DON'T WANT AND WILL NOT ACCEPT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

  1. No pornographic comics and/or scenes. (Some modest nudity is acceptable if done tastefully).
  2. No homosexual characters, acts, scenes, and/or comics.
  3. No racial slurs and/or innuendos.
  4. No religious slurs and/or innuendos.

 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  1. "WHAT WE SEE, SHOULD BE WHAT WE GET" - * The team in your pitch is the one we expect to actually produce your book. We understand that sometimes teams change from book-to-book, but we expect that each book will have a consistent look and feel on each page, and that the same caliber of writer/artists will be maintained across your series. 
  2. "NO BACKSIES!"
  3. - PLEASE DO NOT hand Big Comics employees submissions at comic book conventions. 

 

REGARDING OUR RESPONSE TIME:

We do our best to respond to all submissions, but we do receive a lot of submissions, and everyone on our team has to agree about proceeding with a new title. 

 

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A REPLY WITHIN A MONTH, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER YOUR PROPOSAL REJECTED.

We get in touch with submitters that we are unanimously interested in within a month of receiving their proposal.

 

LET'S DO THIS!

After reading the above,  send your submission materials by the form below.

 

Please note we are not looking for any specific genre of character or book. We are looking for comics that transport people to interesting worlds and which are well-written and well-drawn, by people who are dedicated and can meet deadlines.

For clarities sake, please note that Big Comics & Big Entertainment only publishes creator-owned material  and Big Comics, Inc. owns no intellectual properties. Accepted or not, your property will remain yours.

Looking forward to making your acquaintance!

 

Regards,

Big Comics

 

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