Hear ye, hear ye! At Oneshi Press, we see a world where independent creators get their gorgeous, immersive, progressive work published and earn royalties. Where one anthology combines one-off short comics and pieces of larger stories into beautiful, bizarre, thought-provoking books, digitally and in print.
So we’re building that world…and you’re invited!
Our semiannual (twice yearly) anthologies are celebrations of the different, explorations of the weird, and collections of the stories nobody else is publishing. We prioritize marginalized voices, prefer to show pleasure over violence, and seek out the unorthodox. We want to see sequential art that tells stories from unique perspectives, immerses readers in lushly imagined worlds, and generally gives a shit. Oh, and we want it to be gorgeous.
We want to see your submissions of 8, 16, and 24-page sequential art stories. That could mean one-off short comics, pieces of larger graphic novels or series, short stories or poems told in images, or anything else you can think up.
Check out our available books in our store, or peruse the websites of our sci-fi graphic novel, Tracy Queen; our gritty vigilante comic, PACK; or our high fantasy series, Children of Gaia, to get an idea of what we’re into!
HOW TO SUBMIT
Oneshi Press is seeking sequential art (comics, pieces of graphic novels, graphic short stories, etc.).
We want work that’s gorgeous, immersive, and progressive. We want to see work from less obvious points of view. Tell us tales of nonbinary folks, people of color, pagans, weirdos, rule-breakers, boundary-pushers, marginalized communities, and fantastical realms that bend our imaginations!
We only accept submissions that have not been previously published.
Simultaneous submissions are fine!
Submissions may be 8, 16, or 24 pages in length.
You may submit extra art for consideration as a cover page for your work, but this is not required. We do not pay royalties on your cover art.
All work remains creator-owned; we only ask for rights to first publication, and right of first refusal after publication.
If selected, your work will published in both print and digital formats.
We are accepting only sequential art and scripts for sequential art.
Scripts should be submitted in standard comic book script format. (Dark Horse has a great sample here!)
If you only have a script at this time, that’s fine! Send us the script and a link to your artist’s portfolio!
We accept scripts without artists attached, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure an artist for your project.
If you only have concept art, and you have a writer lined up, we’re interested! Hit us up!
We accept concept art submissions, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure a writer for your project.
We’re also looking for guest artists to showcase on our covers and in our pages! Send us an e-mail at email@example.com if you want to know more!
We love fan art! Send your best renditions of our characters to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration!
Should a particular anthologies sales revenue exceed the cost of good sold, wepay royalties based on sales profits after publication of anthologies.
Oneshi Press will contract with one team member per submitted work.
Writer/artist teams may subcontract among themselves to determine how royalties are distributed within the team.
We will not be running a Kickstarter to fund printing for these books, but we encourage creators to promote our Patreon, which helps fund our publishing.
We aren’t able to pay our contributors up-front for contributions. We work on a collaborative co-op model, where everybody wins when anybody wins. What that means is that we offer all our contributors the ability to purchase anthologies at wholesale price, then resell those anthologies themselves. Check out this badass comic by our co-founder, Jayel Draco, for more on how that works:
We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. Deadlines are as follows:
Winter 2020 issue:
Submissions due August 15, 2019.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by September 1, 2019.
Finished accepted pieces due October 15, 2019.
Released January 15, 2020.
Summer 2020 issue:
Submissions due February 1, 2020.
Finished accepted pieces due April 1, 2020.
Released July 15, 2020.
Submissions must fit standard comic book specs: 6.625” x 10.25” at 300 dpi. We require a minimum 1/4″ title safety area where text is spaced from the edge of the page. We require an additional minimum of an 1/8” bleed if any art work meets the edge of the page.