Well, if you think that you might have the stuff to grind out a daily, syndicated comic strip, then you just might be the person that Amazon is looking to discover:
Are you the next Comic Strip Superstar? There's only one way to find out—enter an international search for the next popular comic strip artist, sponsored by Andrews McMeel Publishing and hosted by Amazon.com. The winner will receive a publishing contract from Andrews McMeel Publishing, a $5,000 advance from Universal Uclick, and a monthly stipend for the development of 20 comic strips that will be considered for syndication.
From the comics that are submitted, Universal Press Syndicate will then narrow down the entries to 250 quarter finalists. Those quarter finalists will then be further narrowed down to 50 semifinalists by Universal Press Syndicate editors John Glynn and Lee Salem. As the finalists get to the semifinal round, their work will be judged by popular comic strip creators G.B. Trudeau (Doonesbury), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Scott Hilburn (The Argyle Sweater), and Mark Tatulli (Lió and Heart of the City) will choose 10 finalists and post feedback for each on Amazon.com. Amazon.com customers will then have the opportunity to view the finalists' submissions and vote for the grand prize winner.
If all of this interests you, then:
Each entry should be original, unpublished work in a .jpg file consisting of:
- 10 daily comic strips
- 2 Sunday comics
- A title
- A brief synopsis
For more info, go and read the Official Rules before submitting your entry. The deadline to submit your comic strip is Saturday, September 12.
And Good Luck.