Hey, so I know the winners have been chosen and that Mark is doing his Annual Competition each year but is there still a way to submit our work outside of this time period? I ask because with our signing the Submission Agreement form it’s worded in such a way within the legalese that it makes me think that it includes all future submissions and not just for the Annual.
Also, besides the annual competition, couldn’t we have some our submissions considered as short backup stories within the books published each month, or perhaps on the MillarWorld website? The Annual is of course a great outlet but, as was witnessed by the sheer number of submissions received, it need not be the only source of exposing new and emerging talent.
In any case I am very grateful to Mark for making this opportunity for future creators. I wish companies like Marvel or DC were as generous and willing as he is. So, God bless him for his effort to help us future creators out. I’m just hoping to have a chance to get my work seen somehow. Having so many entries like the Annual did with such a limited amount of open slots makes it seem impossible though.
Personally speaking, I know I’ve got the craft of writing a comic story down well, because I’ve put the time into studying from the pros. And, I know I have a good storytelling sense because I believe I write with an artists eye and not just with words or ideas. Also, I have had the privilege in the past of being the winner of Wizard Magazines “Last Man Standing” contest. I believe I am at a level to be doing professional work, it’s really just a case of finding the right opportunity and character/story to write.
For my entry in the annual I chose to write a character that probably received one of the greatest number of entries (Hit-Girl) but I had some other ideas for the other books that I wanted to submit but couldn’t because of the limit. That’s why I’m wondering for both my and the other creators sake if we could submit stories for consideration outside of the annual.
Thanks to all for any feedback on this topic.