How to submit your work
Here are some points you may like to consider when submitting a new material.
Please note that these should act as guidance only, and each submission is judged on its overall appeal and potential.
An initial contact can be made by telephone or email:
+44 (0)20 7622 1467
The Author and/or Artist
We would like to know something about the Author and/or Artist.
Please send C.V.s detailing professional and personal interests.
If you have examples of other artwork or writing we would like to see a small selection of samples.
Please email your presentation in pdf format:
Attn: Sam Ferris
In the first instance we would like to receive:
a) a letter of introduction
b) A synopsis of the work offered
b) Three samples chapters
c) A stamped addressed envelope
Our main areas of interest are:
Motorsports, Cartoon books, business, history, factual and biographical/autobiographical. We are not interested in poetry, cookery or science fiction.
This link has some very useful advice for book submissions:
Information for those who would still like to send material by post:
While all reasonable care will be taken of material in our possession responsibility cannot be accepted if material is lost or damaged. Never send us the only copy of your work! Material will not be returned without a stamped SAE.
Puzzles & Cartoons
Attn: Gaby Martin
To give us a general overview of a new strip we like to see in the first instance:
* Character Sheet
* General Concept Synopsis
* Thoughts on possible episodes and how you see the strip developing .
* At least four weeks' material, i.e. 24 single-deck daily strips.
* Some evidence that the strip will work in colour as well as in black and white line or tone art.
* Please give us details where your strip has been offered and/or published.
Because of limited storage space we prefer material in A4 format . In some circumstances we can accept A3 or larger by arrangement only.
For production purposes we prefer digital art.
Proposal Standard Sizes:
Pixels (Print) Pixels (web)
Single Bank 3850 x 1280 600 x 200
Three Bank 3720 x 2520 725 x 494
Above all have fun with your feature and your enthusiasm will come through.
Further notes for prospective cartoonists
Traditionally strip cartoons work on a 'daily' and 'weekender' basis, having six single-bank strips Monday to Saturday and a Double-or Triple-bank strip on Sunday.
If you follow one or more regular strips eg. Garfield or Peanuts in the national papers you will see this formula at work.
Frequently a theme will run for the duration of a week with a new story starting each Monday.
A continuity strip story would run longer: over 8 - 12 weeks or even longer.