Happy Spring everyone!
Below is a post I have shared across social media and on some listservs as well that I want to make sure our community sees too. This call for comics is something long in the works for SE and I am thrilled it is happening. I promise if you submit and get a comic published with them that I’ll be there to cheer you on – just let us know if it happens! And before the details below, the usual disclaimers: graphic medicine is in no way affiliated with Short Edition and neither I am beyond my role as the librarian who manages our account with them in my workplace.
You’ll find all the details and the submission form on the link. I do want to highlight a couple of pieces as you consider:
– Short Edition pays 100 euros for each selected comic as an advance payment on royalties that authors receive on a yearly basis.
– Short Edition asks for the exclusive right to publish your work in their Short Story Dispensers or any similar vending machine and the non-exclusive right to publish your work via all other media, such as their website.
I’m just serving as a messenger in hopes of seeing more comics in the dispenser our community loves! I’m happy to chat about our experiences with the dispenser, but if you have questions about authoring with Short Edition, please contact them directly.
“Experienced and emerging cartoonists, welcome!
What if your comic strips were dispensed all around the world, printed on paper, at a simple push of a button? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your art travel all the way to Australia, India, Canada or even the Netherlands? Well… that’s the community of readers we’re offering you!
We aren’t looking for anything fancy. No colors, sparkles, fireworks needed: just black and white vertical comic strips (minimum resolution of 175 dpi, no more than 7 cm/2,75 inches wide and 100 cm/39,37 inches long), that can be printed on our iconic Short Story Dispenser.
If you are interested in being one of the very first cartoonist published by Short Édition, have a look at our specific Comics guidelines. Due to the graphic limitations on the eco-friendly paper, there are a few constraints you might want to be aware of before you start doodling!”