I know you answered this before when submissions were first announced, and now that it’s coming to a close, do you have a better idea if you’ll have submissions open again in September? I know you said before it depends on how this round goes. Thank you.

Probably not September, but we will definitely open them again. The demand was much more than we anticipated! Lots of people pitched, which is great and exactly what we wanted. But due to the time it takes us to be able to read through all pitches and respond in a somewhat-timely manner (you may have seen that we had to change our response time, as well as that the Tumblr asks have been neglected), we’ll need more time than September to open submissions again. When we decide on a date, we’ll announce it here.

Hopefully everyone will see this as an opportunity to really hone their pitches and spend time making them the best they can be! The worst thing you can do for yourself is rush to get your pitch done.

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I’m not really sure how I should go about the cover letter for the submission? I never applied for a job before and as a result have never done a cover letter. Also what exactly do you guys mean by explain how my comic fits at Oni Press? And what if I don’t have a specific audience in mind?

Cover letter – keep in mind you’re writing to a professional company. Be courteous, tell us the information we want (check the guidelines) in a clear and concise manner. Don’t give extraneous information, and maybe have someone else proofread it before you send it our way.

We need to know how your comic fits at Oni Press. Why do you want to publish with us instead of another comic publisher? Why does your book fit in with what we publish?

Have a specific audience in mind. Who would be reading this comic? Who would be drawn to it, who would WANT to read it?

Hope that helps!

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Hi-Question about the open submissions: Are you open to doing a non-fiction work if it’s a good story?

Yes.

When you say the script sample can be no more than 20 pages, is that 20 script pages or 20 pages of the pdf?

20 script pages.

when you say, name, phone number and email in every page you guys mean like. at the bottom? is it ok if its over the art? how should it look?

At the bottom of each page, preferably off the art. Top of the page is fine too.

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Hello there! I have a question regarding the 3-5 page outline portion of the submission process. The story I’ll be submitting from beginning to the final end would probably be considered a very long runner. However, I’ve broken it down into several story arcs that could hopefully stand alone, so my question is: do you want the ENTIRE story however long it may be, or would you prefer to see a summary of the first ten issues (story arc #1) or so instead? Thanks!!

Summary for first four to six issues is what we’d want to see, nothing longer than that. So pretty much the first arc.

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For submissions, is it okay to pitch an idea that might be on the web as your own property already? I created a webcomic I had to stop a long time ago because of other obligations, and I’d like to re-do it for submissions. Would that be okay? I’d take it down offline completely.

That is okay to pitch!

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