Scott Pilgrim and Sixth Gun publisher Oni Press made waves a few months back when they announced the opening of their open submission program, which is notable for its focus on writers as well as artists. Today, at their SDCC panel, they gave a sobering update to all those hopeful scribes.
— Chris Callahan (@rgb_alpha) July 9, 2015
675 submissions of the pitch submissions that were received between May 1st and June 30th have been reviewed thus far. Of those, only eight of those 675 have been discussed at the company’s monthly pitch review meeting. Of those eight, only two have been escalated to the publisher for final consideration. This means that any given submission has a 1.2% of making it past the first vetting round and a 0.3% chance of making it to the publisher’s desk.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that comics are easy.
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