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Submissions for THE 2019 PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS GRANT open Tuesday, January 1st.  

The Grant is awarded annually to help emerging independent queer comic book creators publish and promote their comics.   Since its inception, the Queer Press Grant has fostered many important works representing excellence and diversity in LGBTQAI+ comics:

2005: Steve MacIsaac — Shirtlifter
2006: Megan Gedris — YU+ME
2007: Tommy Roddy — Pride High
2007: Justin Hall — True Travel Tales
2008: Pam Harrison — House of the Muses
2009: Ed Luce — Wuvable Oaf
2009: Eric Orner — Storybox
2010: Tana Ford — Duck
2010: Jon Macy — Fearful Hunter
2011: Robert Kirby — Three
2012: Christine Smith — The Princess
2012: Blue Delliquanti — O Human Star
2013: Hazel Newlevant — If This Be Sin
2014: Calvin Gimpelevich — Wolfmen
2014: Emiliano Quale — Wolfmen
2015: Dave Davenport — Stray Bullet
2016: Elizabeth Beier — Bisexual Trials and Errors
2016: Catherine Esguerra
2017: Tee Franklin — Bingo Love
2018: Eric Kostiuk Williams — Our Wretched Town Hall

Comic books, comic strips, webcomics and graphic novel projects are all eligible. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit and contributions to the LGBTQAI+ community, followed by evaluation of financial need and proposal presentation.

Submissions for The Queer Press Grant close March 1, 2019 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. The judges also lean towards projects that are more fully realized — we want to see many pages of sequential art, rather than an idea with sketches. The Queer Press Grant is awarded to an amateur artist who hasn’t yet gotten a mainstream publisher.   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 one of Prism Comics’ panels at WONDERCON  ANAHEIM March 29 – March 31, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

For more information please visit the Queer Press Grant page, or go directly to the Grant application.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Beier, Prism Comics Queer Press Grant Chair,

1 Comment

  1. Justin Hubbell

    Will be submitting my proposal soon! Thank you for everything you do!


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