How To Submit Work

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We’re so excited that you’re interested in being a part of Miss Anthology 2019! If you have comics or art ready to submit, we have an easy, 2-step process!

  1. Submission form
  2.  DropBox

First things first, we do have some restrictions on who can submit. You’ll need to be 21-years old or under (parent/child collaborations accepted), female and/or LBGTQIA2S+, and live in the greater Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Northern California).

For the 2019 anthology, we are accepting up to 15 pages or original comics work, sequential art, illustration, and/or character design. This can be one 15 page comic, several short comics, or just a single page–it’s up to you! We do ask that you review the file requirements listed below prior to uploading your images to the DropBox. Questions? We’d love to help! Send us an email @ MissAnthologyComics@gmail.com and we’ll walk you through the process and answer any questions.

Ready to Submit Work?

  1. Submission form
  2.  DropBox

Make sure that your submission meets the comic submission specifications below. Once you’ve checked that off, go ahead and fill out  the submission form and then click “Submit Work Now” on the “Our Anthology” drop down menu, or click here  to upload your work! You’ll be taken to our Dropbox folder where you’ll need to click “choose files” select your work, and fill out your name and email address.

Comic Submission Specs

Do you have any questions about the submission form or file sizes? Send us an email, we’d love to help! 

1. Resolution

Your files should be at least 300 DPI (dots per inch).
*This is so your art prints nice and clear images, less than 300 DPI would increase the chance of fuzzy comics!

2. Name your files clearly

Ideally, we’d love it if your pages are uploaded to the DropBox individually, with each file named with the comic title and page number. We wouldn’t want to unknowing print your work out of order! For instance, if I had a comic called Super Cat, my submission would look like this:

SuperCat_1.pdf
SuperCat_2.pdf
SuperCat_3.pdf

3. File Format

Save or scan your files as PDF or TIFF at 300 DPI.
*Color files should be saved in CMYK mode.
*Black and white files should be in Grayscale mode.

If you are working digitally, make sure the files are flattened (no extra layers or channels).

When you save your file, make sure they are saved using LZW Compression.
*LZW compression is lossless, meaning that there is no loss of image quality, so we can make sure we’re publishing the best image possible of your work. Here’s what it looks like in Photoshop after you select “save as,” select “TIFF,” and then you can select LZW Compression:
LZW

*Please NEVER save files intended for print as JPGs or with JPG compression. JPG compression is destructive by design. It prioritizes smaller file size over image quality integrity. If you’ve already saved your files using JPG compression, then some damage has already been done. If it’s possible for you to start over from a master copy we recommend that.

4. Dimensions

Your document size should be 5.25 x 7.75″
*This includes 1/8th” BLEED around the image
Trim area (this is the page size): 5 x 7.5″
*This will be the size it’s printed at!
Live area (VERY important text is within the Live Area): 4.5 x 7″
*This is the space that doesn’t have a risk of getting cut off during the book   trimming process.

Here’s a template for reference:

manga-template

Have questions? Email us at missanthologycomics.com and we’ll be happy to help you out!