Call for Best American Comics

1 Mar

A word from Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, the series editors of The  for comics artists and publishers!

Hi everyone,

This is a note to remind you that we are, as always, collecting submissions for the Best American Comics. Great stuff comes out all year round and we want to get our hands on it as soon as possible. In addition, it makes our guest editors’ jobs much more manageable if we can supply them with a large batch of excellent booty by mid-summer.

So please submit your books published since September 1 of 2011 for Best American Comics 2013. If you don’t publish books, we’ve put you on our reminder list because we know you know people who do, and we hope you’ll pass on this reminder to them. Especially when it comics to minis, webcomics, and very small press, we need your help to make sure we’re seeing what’s great out there in the comics world.

How to submit:
Mail one copy of each of your books to us at the address below. Please make sure to attach your contact information and the RELEASE DATE. If it’s not inside the book, stick a post-it on the cover with that info.

For more details on the submissions process and rules, look here:

BAC11, under guest editor Alison Bechdel, has been one of our most popular volumes yet and I’m pleased to be able to announce to you “officially” the the guest editor for BAC12 is none other than Françoise Mouly! (As for BAC13, you’ll just have to wait and see…)

Looking ahead, Jessica and Matt will both be at MoCCA Fest  and will have a table where you can drop books off if you don’t see us walking the floor. Matt will also be at TCAF the following weekend. We look forward to seeing you.

thanks and get in touch if you have any questions,

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden
Series Editors
The Best American Comics
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003


2 Responses to “Call for Best American Comics”

  1. T.R. Miller April 13, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I was published back in the 1990’s for my “Luhey” doggy doodles. And, I was wondering if zines in the 21st century still accept submissions via mail. I’m pleased to see that zineland can still flourish online in today’s high tech internet. If, your readers are interested I could grant an interview to your magazine and include several doodles and my indepth view on zineland then and now thru the mail. Congratulations on the success of your zine.
    T.R. Miller

  2. T.R. Miller April 13, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    As an amateur artist and published in the 1990’s for my Luhey doggy doodles, I’d be thrilled to be published again. Previously, years ago I was not near the talent or ability of those I was presented with in zines. But, if published in your zine it would be the same scenario. I’d be in awe of those I’m presented with. I only submit thru the mail. I’m a throwback to the old fashioned ways. Good luck to you with your comics compilation.
    T.R. Miller

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