And here are some things you should not do when submitting to us:1) Do not send CDs or refer us to your website.2) Do not send original art.
This means do not send your actual artwork — the piece of paper you drew on, the one-of-a-kind that you can’t replace.3) Do not include postcards, stickers or other promotional material in your submission.4) Do not send your submission by registered or certified mail.5) If you receive your rejection letter through email, please do not reply asking for clarification or defending your work. 6) Please do not call the office to check on the status of your submission.
If it has been more than six months since you submitted, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
to check on its status.
Once you have your proposal together and ready to send, you should keep a few points in mind:Just because we’re a small company doesn’t mean we’re not busy.
In fact, it means that the two people in the editorial department often are very busy. We try our best to read submissions in a timely manner, but please be patient.We’re still nice people, even if we don’t like your project.
Please keep in mind that when we review your work — we’re not making value judgments about you as a person — we’re merely reviewing a comic book project. Likewise, if we don’t like your work, it doesn’t make us any less human. Sending us hate mail, nasty emails or berating us at a convention is a sure way to guarantee that SLG will never, ever, ever-in a-million-years, publish your work.We do NOT discuss contracts and business terms prior to evaluating your project.
First submit your proposal. If we like it, we’ll start talking business. But in brief: all books published by SLG are creator-owned — that is they remain the property of the creator. We do not pay advances or page rates; all creators are paid a royalty — a percentage based upon the number of copies sold. The terms of our contracts are confidential and between ourselves and our creators. Do not call or email to find out how much you would be paid or would make if we publish your book. We always hope creators will make money from their books, but this is a small industry, and that doesn’t happen too often.
SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 26427
San Jose, CA 95159-6427
Or email it to email@example.comONCE AGAIN, DO NOT SEND SUBMISSIONS TO US VIA REGISTRED, CERTIFIED OR ANY OTHER METHOD THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE!
Really, sometimes we have to wait in line at the post office for upwards of 20 minutes just to get ONE submission. Seriously, we might reject your project out of both spite and the fact that you decided not to follow this one simple instruction.
Thanks again for your interest in SLG/Amaze Ink.
Dan Vado, President and Publisher
Jennifer de Guzman, Editor-in-Chief