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QueerPressGrantGraphicLOS ANGELES, CA – PRISM COMICS is now accepting submissions for this year’s QUEER PRESS GRANT.
The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is specifically awarded to independent queer comic book creators. The Grant was established by Prism Comics in 2005 to assist in the publication and promotion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) comics and has fostered many important works.

Comic books, comic strips, webcomics and graphic novel projects are all eligible. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation and the project’s contribution to the LGBTQIA community.

ElizabethBeierWe are also pleased to announce that ELIZABETH BEIER, Oakland-based bisexual cartoonist and recipient of
the 2016 Queer Press Grant, will be taking over the position of PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS GRANT CHAIR.  “Given the results of the 2016 election, it is more important than ever to elevate the voices of queer cartoonists, gaining exposure for them, and hopefully inspiring others. I’m excited to help the Queer Press Grant move forward, and shine a spotlight on stories from the LGBT community” says Elizabeth Beier, Prism Comics Queer Press Grant Chair. Elizabeth will also be interviewing queer comics creators to create profiles of them for the Prism Comics website.

Prism Comics would like to thank comics creator, JON MACY, who Chaired the Queer Press Grant for the last
five years. Prism is very grateful for his tireless dedication to cultivating new queer comics talent. In passing the torch, Jon says “The Queer Press Grant is in great hands. Elizabeth is a powerful storyteller who has all the skills for the job, as well as a heart that wants to help others. I know she will take the Grant further and to new places in the future.”

For more information and for the Grant Application Form please visit the Prism Website:

Submissions close March 1, 2017 at 5 pm PST.  Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s contribution to the LGBT community. They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant, and Prism’s Advisory Board.

The Recipient of the Grant will be announced at a Prism Comics’ panel at WonderCon Anaheim 2017 – March 31 – April 2, 2017

Since its inception, the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant has been awarded to:

2005: Steve MacIsaac – Shiftlifter 2011: Robert Kirby – Three
2006: Megan Gedris – YU+ME 2012: Christine Smith – The Princess
2007: Justin Hall – True Travel Tales 2012: Blue Delliquanti – O Human Star
2007: Tommy Roddy – Pride High 2013: Hazel Newlevant – If This Be Sin
2008: Pam Harrison – House of the Muses 2014: Calvin Gimplevich – Wolfmen
2009: Ed Luce – Wuvable Oaf 2014: Emiliano Quale – Wolfmen
2009: Eric Orner – Storybox 2015: Dave Davenport -Stray Bullet
2010: Tana Ford – Duck 2016: Elizabeth Beier – Bisexual Trials and Errors
2010: Jon Macy – Fearful Hunter 2016: Catherine Esguerra – Eighty Days

ALPHABETfabricsmallThe $2000 Queer Press Grant is funded by donations from comic book professionals and readers and the fundraising efforts of Prism Comics members.

TO DONATE TO THE QUEER PRESS GRANT please visit https://www.prismcomics.org/donate/

And buy ALPHABET, the full color Anthology from Stacked Deck Press and editors Tara Madison Avery and Jon Macy. ALPHABET features all-new, full-color comics works from over 45 creators who have received and submitted to the Queer Press Grant. GET YOUR COPY TODAY.  A generous portion of sales goes to support the QPG.

Prism Comics is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 2003 to support and promote LGBTQ comics, professionals and readers.