Portland-based independent comic book publisher Oni Press is opening the floodgates.
As a part of their recently-announced March Madness event, Oni announced that they would be accepting open submissions and pitches beginning in May of 2015. For creators looking to break into the comic book business, this is a huge opportunity, as Oni is rapidly developing into one of the premiere publishers of high-quality independent work.
Details of the process won’t be available until the submission process opens, but Oni will almost certainly reveal more specifics at the upcoming Emerald City Comicon.
In a statement to the press, Oni Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones said that “We are on the hunt for new stories from new creators, featuring characters that reflect the diversity of the world around us… Oni Press has always valued content and execution, and we are looking for creators and projects that can support our goal to publish excellent, varied, and original work.”
Will you be sending in your script? Let us know in the comments and keep us in mind when you hit the big time!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
ONI PRESS OPENS SUBMISSIONS
ONI PRESS PREPARES OPEN SUBMISSION POLICY FOR MAY 2015
PORTLAND, OR March 19th, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today they will begin accepting submissions and pitches in May. Under this policy all writers, artists, cartoonists, and colorists seeking to publish their work with Oni Press will be able to submit their portfolio to the Oni Press editorial team.
Oni Press will accept submissions electronically through email. Creators whose submissions are selected for follow up will be contacted within a designated length of time. Further specific details on the process and where to submit will be released this May.
“We are on the hunt for new stories from new creators, featuring characters that reflect the diversity of the world around us,” added Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones. “Oni Press has always valued content and execution, and we are looking for creators and projects that can support our goal to publish excellent, varied, and original work.”
About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.