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Millarworld Annual - Writer Submission Guidelines!


#152

No you won’t be penalized at all. Welcome to the world of posting not lurking!


#153

Depends. What did you see while you lurking?!? :wink:

Just joking. Like Jim said, glad to have you as an official Millarworlder now.


#154

The lurker has finally revealed themselves!!! Get them!!!

Jokes!

:smile:

Welcome to the boards proper and good luck with your entry.


#155

I’ll be here in spirit, under stupid boring name…


#156

Could we get some clarification of the rules, please? It says 1-5 pages, is this 1-5 pages for drawn work, written work, and what format are the written scripts expected to be in? (I’m currently using Celtx which is using a different format than what I’ve seen online for comic book script format.

Thanks
Krist


#157

It’s pages of drawn work. So 5 pages means a 5 page comic, not that your script needs to be five pages of copy.

So long as you submit your script in a pdf or word file you can follow whatever format you want. Full submission details are here: Millarworld Annual SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS


#158

Script is done and just waiting to submit.

taps fingers patiently, picks a hangnail, sips some coffee


#159

So this is to say, I made an account. And, somewhat obviously, I intend to do my entry on Duke McQueen…


#160

So as a writer we don’t have to do five pages, but we can’t exceed five pages as drawn? (Which would be roughly two pages or so scripted.)

That’s tough, I don’t exactly like leaving a story unfinished.


#161

Nah man, it’s scripting a story that would become five pages of art.
Doesn’t say anything about unfinished…it’s a short.

Like a back-up


#162

I sort of understand, this is actually my first attempt at scripting a comic book. I have my MA in screenwriting so I’m used to writing much longer scripts. Five pages is rather short for me, so I’m having to sort of curtail how I write. That’s all.


#163

Think of it as a short story or film. Like those, it should only cover a single action or event.


#164

Writers, make sure to check out this thread:


#165

Really, 12,000 inquiries…talk about competition.


#166

I’ve been using this as a reference for what should be included. http://www.blambot.com/comicscript.shtml


#167

So with the current rules, would I be correct in presuming that I’d be penalized for presenting a five page sample and a full twenty page comic book script? Also, can I submit for both the artist side and the writing side, or is it one entry in total?


#168

You may submit one entry in each of the competitions, writing and art, but you may only be selected for one. In the writing category, you are not submitting a sample script. You are submitting the actual script that you want used for the story you specify. Not following instructions is grounds for disqualification.


#169

Lord Relentless is kind of an apt name.


#170

So you’re looking for a full script that I want to use as a story, but it can only be five pages long when a full script for a comic (via the sample you gave from Mark Miller) is 23 pages long? Which is it, a full script or a five page limit?

(There is a reason why I chose that as my name.)


#171

It’s a five page story dude. This isn’t that hard.