News: Call For Submissions (Comics): Creators For Creators 2019 Grant

The 2019 Creators For Creators grant, which is worth US$30 000, is open for submissions. Comic creators from anywhere in the world are invited to apply if they have a project that they would like to kick-start.

By: Mandy J Watson
Posted: 24 January 2019
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Creators For Creators is looking for submissions from "new" (see below) comics creators who want to be considered for its US$30 000 (around R420 000) grant, which it has been awarding since 2017. The prize includes mentoring from high-profile industry professionals across the arts, financial, legal, and business aspects of comics creation, as well as the option to be published by Image Comics or Iron Circus Comics if the winner so chooses.

The grant is being offered to creators over the age of 18 whose solo work hasn't previously been published by a third party professional publisher (self-published creators and those whose work has appeared in anthologies may apply). Single creators as well as duos (an artist-writer team) may apply and the call is open to creators from anywhere in the world.

Stories that are eligible for proposal must be 64 to 100 pages when they are complete and must be new or unfinished projects, not completed projects that have already been printed or digitally distributed. Creators must also own the work.

If you wish to apply there are a few other requirements and guidelines, which are listed on the informational page, and two PDFs that need to filled in and submitted with the supporting documents, which includes a bio, examples of sequential-art ability, and your proposal.

Creators For Creators is a non-profit organisation that was started by heavyweights in the indie-comics and small publisher scene, and the full contributor list now comprises Charlie Adlard, Jordie Bellaire, David Brothers, Cliff Chiang, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Dragotta, Leila del Duca, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, Jonathan Hickman, Cameron Holland, Joe Keatinge, Robert Kirkman, Katie Lane, Jamie McKelvie, Rick Remender, Emma Rios, Declan Shalvey, Scott Snyder, Fiona Staples, Eric Stephenson, C Spike Trotman, and Brian K Vaughan.

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Above: M Dean won in 2017 for I Am Young and Desvitio won in 2018 for David's Gate.
Creators For Creators awarded its first grant in 2017 to M Dean, a comics creator from Florida in the USA, who now lives in New York City, who is creating a project entitled I Am Young. The 2018 grant was awarded to Desvitio for his project David's Gate. Desvitio was born in Nigeria, grew up in Namibia until he was seven, and then his family moved to the UK where he studied graphic design.

Applications for the 2019 grant will be accepted until 18 March 2019. Hopefully many South African and Zimbabwean comics creators will apply as most have never been published professionally and therefore they meet the requirements and already have a body of work to demonstrate their abilities.

Creators For Creators: Official Site, Submission Page

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