"Project Breakthrough" Submissions…
WRITER & ARTIST SUBMISSIONS ONLY!
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Ready to submit? Please read the section to the right that applies to you. Then, and only then, send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org!
By submitting ANY and ALL material, you acknowledge that the comic book world is a small one and ideas, concepts, and/or characters are bound to be similar every once in a blue moon. Thusly, you agree to hold Project Breakthrough, In Comics, and its staff blameless for any and all similarities between their work and your own for the duration of eternity. This does not mean we own your work. It means that if you submit a story about a giant robot, that doesn't preclude us from drawing or writing about giant robots.
Want to be a part of the Breakthrough anthology? You're in luck! Everything you need to know about submitting your work for review can be found below.
We will be working on self-contained 8-page stories. We are not looking for serials, cliffhangers, or lead-ins to other material. A tale can lend itself to future work, but must not leave the reader with only "part" of a story. This does not mean every story needs an origin, battle, and resolution. It simply means no "to be continued..." Also, we will be trying to avoid a book full of origin stories.
Please Note: Creator-owned properties have a special section! If you only want to work on a creator-owned concept, please make sure we know!
Writers, please send a sample of your writing in comic book script format. If you are unfamiliar with comic book script format, there are tutorials available on the web, and we suggest you work on a few scripts before contacting us. Your first attempt is generally never your best, so starting your writing career as a submission is a bad idea.
Please do not send your ideas of what you would do with the characters posted on our website. We do not want anyone who does not get their preferred character to feel as if their idea is too similar to the final story, and the In Comics team will also play a part in the discussion as to what you do with the character(s). We want to work with you, so please start off by being willing to work with us.
Please Note: Poor grammar, numerous misspellings, awkward dialogue, and poor panel descriptions will be taken into account when reviewing written material. While your ideas may be amazing, we need to be able to understand what you're saying! The illustrator, colorist, and letterer will need to know, too... and sometimes English isn't their first language. (Some misspellings are okay in that we won't hold it against you. Everybody's human.)
Illustrators, please send sequential art samples in SMALL low-res format. If you are unfamiliar with comic book sequential format, there are tutorials available on the web, and we suggest you work on a few comics before contacting us. Your first attempt is generally never your best, so starting your illustrative career as a submission is a bad idea.
Please do not send images of the characters posted on our website. We do not want anyone who does not get their preferred character to feel as if their concept is too similar to the final design, and the In Comics team will also be determining the look and style of central characters. We want to work with you, so please start off by being willing to work with us.
Please Note: Art is arguably the "first impression" of the comic book industry, and your abilities will be taken into account when reviewing illustrated material. While your ideas may be amazing, your artwork will have to be on par with professionals in the industry! You don't have the be the best illustrator to ever live, but we will not consider materials that clearly do not fit with a professional comic.
• Inkers & Colorists…
• "Creator-Owned" Teams…
We will only be accepting "creator-owned" submissions from existing creative teams. The reason for this is that in-house characters lend themselves to In Comics choosing a team, while the style or "flavor" of creator-owned work is much more subjective.
When submitting a creator-owned property for review, please include anything you would send to a small press. Include character art and/or sequential art, an overview of the concept, the script for your 8-Page story, and the names of the creative team you've assembled. Only complete teams will be considered. That means SOMEone has to do the writing, drawing, and inking/coloring at the very least. It can be one person, or multiple people, but every base has to be covered. The area of lettering has a bit of wiggle room if you cannot find a candidate.
Please Note: This is a Super-Human universe project. Please respect that while we are open to all material that fits the genre, we do have a specific "realm" within which all material must fall. If your concept does not fit into our vision of this comic universe and how it works, please know that it is not a judgement of quality. For example, while a story about the planet exploding may be fantastically executed, it still explodes our wondeful planet. You may also find that your concept is too similar to something we're already doing or have accepted from someone else. Again, this should not be seen as a judgement of quality, but rather an unfortunate coincidence.
No beginning-to-end origin stories, please.