Thank you for your interest in joining the Wise Acre Comics family of creators. Wise Acre Comics is actively seeking to bring diverse voices to the indie comic space. We are looking for Superhero, Action, Western, Sci-Fi, Horror, Romance, Fantasy, and Noir Comics to add to our growing roster of black and brown intellectual properties.
Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to us, please read our official submission guidelines below. Good luck!
HOW TO SUBMIT TO WISE ACRE COMICS
Complete the Submission Request Form below prior to submitting. Await confirmation email before submitting your pitch.
Wise Acre Comics only publishes creator-owned material. We do not contract creators; we’re only interested in publishing original content for which you would retain all rights. Please do not submit any work that utilizes already-existing characters—Wise Acre Comics characters or otherwise—as they will automatically be declined.
WE DON’T PAY PAGE RATES
Wise Acre Comics only takes a percentage of overall sales from the books published and it will be the responsibility of the creators to determine the division of the remaining pay between their creative team members. As the creator, we expect that you will have negotiated with whomever you end up working with, and we’ll do our part to get your book(s) published in the best format possible, distributed to as many retailers as we can and in the hands of your fans new and old.
Things often change from concept to coin. If the intended title of your book is unbecoming, unoriginal, or unwieldy, we may suggest changing it. If your logo is unreadable we may suggest changing it. We may suggest a change in logos, redesigned characters, and cover mock-ups. However, no changes will ever be made without the creator’s approval.
Artists: We accept inking, penciling, lettering, or coloring samples. These will be kept on file and you may be contacted if and when the occasion presents itself. If your art-only submission is not kept on file, you will not get a response. DO NOT MAIL IN ORIGINAL ART as your work will not be returned.
Writers: We accept proposals only (see Proposal Requirements below)—please do not send storyboards, scripts, notes, or manuscripts—anything other than a proposal that meets the below specifications will be automatically declined.
Writer-only proposals will not be reviewed. All proposals must have all the elements from our submission requirements (below). Submissions that don’t contain all the elements will be discarded, and unread. PLEASE DON’T just send us writing samples.
ALL concept proposals must include a black/brown or Indigenous lead/main character.
This includes: African heritage/lineage, African American, Native American, South American LatinX, Indian, or South Asian.
You can tell us whether you see it as a full color or a black-and-white book, a miniseries or an ongoing series, a prestige book, or an original graphic novel. There are times, however, when we may suggest what format we think will be most successful for your story in the current market.
Just a heads up:
Welcome to the Wise Family!