At Atrocity Press we are actively seeking new talent—
writers and artists alike! Thank you for your interest
in submitting your work to us, please read our official
submission guidelines below. Good luck!
HOW TO SUBMIT TO ATROCITY PRESS:
Atrocity Press publishes our own books as well as
creator-owned/creator-generated properties. Obtaining a
position at Atrocity Press as a staff artist or writer is
currently closed. Atrocity Press will Kickstart the project
and will split the profits with the creator on
creator-owned/creator-generated properties. Atrocity
Press has a system for publishing comic books that must
be followed when Kickstarting a project – namely the
project must be finished before the Kickstarter is ran.
Sometimes things change from a proposal to what ends up
being printed. If your title is awkward we may suggest
changing it. If you use a black metal logo for your
book and we can’t read the pile of branches we will
suggest changing it. Occasionally, we will do the logo
design or help with the logo design.
Artists: We accept inking, penciling, lettering, or
coloring samples. These will be kept on file and you
may be contacted if and when the occasion presents
itself. If your art-only submission is not kept on file,
you will not get a response. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL
ART as your work will NOT be returned.
Writers: We accept proposals ONLY (see Proposal
Requirements below)—please do not send storyboards,
scripts, notes, or manuscripts—anything other than a
proposal that meets the below specifications will be
- A brief, typed cover letter that summarizes your
project and your previous work, if relevant. Include
contact information (name, e-mail address, address,
phone and fax numbers) clearly printed on the top
of the page. Submissions are responded to via
e-mail only. Do not make your cove letter 4 pages long.
Keep this letter concise.
- A typed, one page, synopsis of the overall story arc
(not just of the first issue). Please keep this as succinct
as possible and DO include major plot points and spoilers.
What sets your story apart from other comics? Who is the
audience? (“Everyone” is not possible.) You should tell us
whether you see it or not as a full color or a
black-and-white book, a miniseries or an ongoing series, a
prestige book or an original graphic novel. There are times,
however, when we may suggest what format we think will
be most successful for your story in the current market.
- Photocopies of fully inked and lettered sequential
story art pages (any size, but no character sketches or
bios). DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ART as your work will NOT
be returned. Please include a minimum of five pages that
are fully inked and lettered. We may make suggestions
based off these, but we are primarily concerned with your
understanding of the medium and how to tell a sequential
story. Color is OPTIONAL. If you have a colorist and plan
on this being a colored book, it would be advisable, we may
suggest a different colorist if we decide to acquire the project.
- 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. With creator approval, this may go through a
redesign if we decide to acquire your project.
- Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not accepting physical submissions at this time.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- The creative team in your pitch is the one we expect to
see actually working on your book. If the artist you pitched
with leaves the team, you will need to re-submit your proposal
with the new creative team line-up. This also means that with all
ongoing titles we need to be made aware of and approve all
changes to the creative team.
- Do not hand Atrocity Press employees submissions at
comic book conventions. Your submission will be misplaced
- Due to a high volume of submissions, we are unable to respond
to each proposal individually. If you do not receive a reply
within one month of submitting to us consider your
proposal declined. If you do not include an e-mail address
in your proposal it will automatically be declined.
- Please do not include praise or testimonials. We are only
interested in your work as it stands on its own merits.
- We are looking for any “Bad Girl” comic books. We are
looking for comics that are well written and well-drawn, by
people who are dedicated and can meet deadlines.
- Finally, since Atrocity Press, LLC owns only our own
intellectual properties, you can be assured—accepted
or not—that your property will remain yours.