We are accepting submissions in the following categories at this time. Please read the guidelines carefully. We shall do our best to get back to all submissions in a timely fashion, but please be patient with our process.
Please send the following:
- A quick description of what you do (pencils, inks, colors, etc.).
- Your rates for your services. Please let us know if you are willing to collaborate on a project for a percentage.
- Five sample pages. We may request more if we like what we see.
- A list of any published work you have done.
Cover artists, we are interested in seeking your work as well, but are mainly focusing on sequential pages right now.
As a publisher, we are interested in seeing completed projects. Our model would be a revenue share with you, the creator. The work shall remain your property, less our fee. If you have a completed project you would like to pitch us, meaning you already have a team of artists and have finished at least the first book in the series, please send us the following items:
- A 2-3 page full synopsis of the entire work. If this is a series, we want to know how many books it will take to complete and how it ends. Don’t worry about spoiling it for us.
- Five completed sample pages (penciled, inked, colored and lettered).
- A little bit about yourself and/or your team. We want to like not just the books we put out, but the people we work with too. Any previous credits should also be noted.
As writers ourselves, we know you folks have it rough. You’ve got a great idea and script, now if only someone would just bring it to life. Unfortunately it is expensive and most artists want to be paid upfront. They are trying to pay the bills and so are you while you pitch your work. We get it and we sympathize, but aren’t able to create your work for you. We may be able to help connect you to some folks that will, but there will be costs associated with their services. We also don’t have a lot of time to put together teams for every one of the projects we think is interesting. If you are willing to pay the artists a reasonable page rate to complete your work and if we like your pitch, we may be able to help you. Please read that carefully, it is an awfully big caveat. And of all the groups we have noted so far, you writers are the ones we are least likely to be able to publish (sorry if that sounds harsh, but we believe in full transparency). If you have gotten past those statements and said sure, I can do that, we are willing to look at the following:
- A 2-3 page full synopsis of the entire work. If this is a series, we want to know how many books it will take to complete and how it ends. Again, we’re big kids, you aren’t spoiling it for us.
- A little bit about you (i.e. publishing credits, why you care about this project, who your favorite Catwoman is, etc.).
- A range of what you are willing to pay per page to have your work completed. We are not going to take a cut, but we do need to know that if we contact artists on your behalf, we aren’t wasting everyone’s time. Expect it to be costly, there isn’t a solid artistic team out there that is willing to work for some Pop Rocks and soda.
We are currently accept query letters by email for short story collections in the horror and fantasy genre as well as novellas that would be considered speculative fiction, fantasy, slipstream or comic book related. We will consider novels but please provide the first five pages embedded in the email query.
Please send the above to info at waywardraven dot com. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing your work!
-The Wayward Raven Crew