The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to support original comics work from new creators. Applicants must either be a single creator or a writer-artist duo with joint ownership of the submitted work.
Each applicant must be eighteen years old or older, and the work cannot have been submitted to a publishing company or similar entity within the past year. The Creators for Creators grant is international, so there are no geographic restrictions on applicants.
Applicants must have never had solo work published by a third-party publisher. Self-published work is acceptable, as is participation in anthologies, but any non-anthology industry publication is unacceptable.
Eligible stories for proposal must be between 64-100 pages upon completion. Works may be intended for print or digital distribution of any type, but must be wholly new works—no reprints.
How To Apply:
To apply, please follow these instructions. You’ll need a Google account to submit your application.
Please include the following in your application package:
- A signed release agreement for each applicant.
- Bio: A written description of yourself, your work history, and your experience with comics (no more than 500 words per applicant).
- Proposal: A rough description of your proposed story, including the conclusion (no more than two pages long).
- Sequential Art: At least five consecutive pages of finished sequential art from your story to demonstrate your storytelling. Including more than five is allowed. Individual files should be no larger than 10mb and should have descriptive names. For example, “Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm GN.pdf” or “Nina Simone Sinnerman art samples.jpg” are great file names. “Larry David’s submission.pdf” or “Sinnerman 01.jpg” need to be more descriptive.
Please submit your application via the Google Form linked here. Applications will be accepted between December 2021 and March 31, 2022.
Update: we’re now accepting applications until May 31st, 2022!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can we use a service such as WeTransfer, HighTail, iCloud, DepositFiles, or similar websites to send our submission?
No, please use the submission form.
My PDF is too big to attach!
Please reduce the size of your PDF before sending it to us. That’s small enough to attach to an email, but big enough for our judges to read on a screen. We don’t need print resolution (300+ dpi) files, so please adjust the size of your scans or lower the resolution of the PDF.
Is it okay if we have a letterer or colorist, or plan to hire one at a later date?
That’s fine, as long as the submission comes from the writer-artist duo or single cartoonist per the instructions.
I’m a writer working with multiple artists on multiple projects. Can I submit all of them?
Please only submit just one project per person. If a person is involved in multiple projects, only the project submitted first will be judged.
How late on May 31, 2022 will you accept submissions?
As long as it is still May 31, 2022 somewhere on Earth, we will accept your submission.
When will you announce the recipient of the 2021 grant?
Our timeline at the moment is accepting applications from December until May 31, 2021, at which point we’ll begin judging. Due to the volume of applicants, this process takes a fair amount of time, but we plan to announce the next recipient of the Creators for Creators grant around July of 2022. Please keep an eye on @Creators4C on Twitter for news, and thank you for your patience.
Did you get my submission?
We’re a very small operation, so we won’t be able to individually confirm receipt of your submission, but please rest assured that if you submitted your application through the form, we received your submission.
There’s a problem with the form, or I have other questions!
If you have questions about the grant unrelated to your submission and not addressed here, please email email@example.com.