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 right-click and save the C4C Grant Application and Instructions and C4C Submission and Release Agreement, carefully read the instructions and terms, fill them out, and email them with your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the application not covered on this submissions page, please email email@example.com.
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.
Submit all documents in a single pdf labeled with your name(s) in alphabetical order to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. Applications will be accepted between February 7, 2020 until May 11, 2020.
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 attachment function on your email account. In the past, files sent with those services expired or resulted in permission errors, complicating the submissions process.
My PDF is too big to email! And does it have to be a single PDF?
Please reduce the size of your PDF to around 25mb 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. And yes, please send us a single PDF, rather than multiple attachments!
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.
How late on May 11, 2020 will you accept submissions?
As long as it is still May 11, 2020 somewhere on Earth, we will accept your submission!
When will you announce the recipient of the 2020 grant?
We plan to announce the recipient in July 2020, after judging through May and June.
Did you get my submission?
We’re a very small operation, so we won’t be able to confirm receipt of your submission until after we’ve completed the submissions process, but please rest assured that if you emailed your application to email@example.com, we received your submission.