Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Submitting your comic to syndicates

Like any worthwhile venture, persuading a syndicate to handle your strip is not an easy thing to do. It requires persistence. Below are some guidelines to follow that will help you present your work in a professional manner.
1. Reduce 12, or more (do not exceed 28) of your comic strips down to the size they will appear in the newspaper.
2. Mount 3 or 4 of them on an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Remember to put the name of the strip, your name, address and phone number on the back of each sheet. This helps should the pages become separated.
3. Place the reduced strips between two pieces of cardboard so they don't bend. Enclose a 9" x 12" envelope with return postage and address.
4. Include a cover letter saying you are submitting 12, or more, comic strips, titled "whatever", for their consideration and that you have enclosed return postage. Thank them for taking time to consider your work and end the letter.
5. Place all in a 9" x 12" envelope, address it and make sure there is proper postage, don't try to guess.
6. Set back and be patient, sometimes it can take as long as 60 days before you hear from them. Remember to keep drawing new strips. If they like them they will want to see more.
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Good Luck!!!
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