Submissions are OPEN.
Unsolicited submissions are open for a limited time. Here's how the process works:
Step One: Submit Your Work
- Fill out this form for each title you'd like to submit: https://goo.gl/forms/ehHor4ZNAX3X4ZhZ2
- There is a spot to submit .pdf files on the form. If the files are too big, you may email them to info at emeraldcomicsdistro dot com. Optionally, you may also physical copy of the work(s) you want distributed. Mailed copies of work are non-returnable.
What ECD is looking for: Fiction or nonfiction comics that have a some kind of story or narrative in them. Poetry comics. Zines that have a strong visual element. All genres please! Autobio? Yes. Space opera? Yes. Queer romance? Yes. Romantic queer space opera based that's sorta autobiographical? Heck yes! I'm actively looking for themed anthologies, all-ages comics, and comics about/by LGBTQIA+ folks. That being said, send all genres please. If you are based outside of the US, please email info at emeraldcomicsdistro dot com.
What ECD is *not* looking for: Bigotry, hate speech, misogyny, child pornography, torture porn, poor quality production. We're going to be picky about sketchbooks and art books. At this time we're not looking for card decks, calendars, prints, and other paper goods. Emerald Comics Distro reserves the right to reject your work for any reason.
What to expect after you submit: Submissions are evaluated by one or two people, and coordinated by me, Anne. With that in mind, let me be as realistic as possible about my ability to keep up with the Monster Inbox...Expect an email within a week that lets you know you're in the submissions queue and has some further details about ECD (like pricing). Expect a response as to whether your comic is a good fit for the ECD catalog within about two months. If you have general questions, please use the contact form or email info at emeraldcomicsdistro dot com.
Step Two: Paperwork
Once Emerald Comics Distro accepts your comic, you will review and sign a contract of service. We'll set up a service payment plan via PayPal or Cash App. Then you will deliver the books you want to sell. You can mail them, or arrange an in-person pick up in the Seattle area.
Step Three: Initial placement
If you already have your books consigned in the ECD network of shops, we'll track what's there and reconcile outstanding payments. Otherwise, we'll pitch your book to shops that don't have them. You'll get an initial report at the end of your first month of consignment.
Step Four: Ongoing management
Every month, we will track your books, let you know if stock of any title is low, and send you whatever money you made that month. ECD processes payments on the 15th of the month.