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Dark Horse Submission Question


#1

Hello all,

I am preparing to submit a story/series proposal to Dark Horse and was wondering if anyone here would be able to answer a question.

Essentially the guidelines for the submission states that six consecutive pages of art is required…my question is does that mean full color/inks/letters? I’ve got the artist locked in just trying to budget the rest of the equation.

Thanks for any help!


#2

I spoke with a Dark Horse editor last year and his request was for completed pages as in ready to print.
It doesn’t have to be the first 5 pages of the story but it should be consecutive.


#3

Yep. That’s standard practice for almost any submission. Pages should be done, and as professionally as possible at every level.


#4

awesome, thanks guys.


#5

One more quick thing. This is a looooong process. It is possible the pitch could sit in their stack for several months and even then if it’s picked could be another 12 months before it’s published. A local creator has been waiting about 2 years to have a completed project see print so be patient and good luck.


#6

Thanks Mark, I appreciate it!

Is there a certain etiquette regarding submissions? ie not submitting the same story to different publishers? I don’t know if I can afford to wait months and months with the investment I am putting into the demo pages…