Hello Everyone!

Between juggling the information about COVID vaccination rates and re-openings from the State of Maryland, Montgomery County and the Marriott, we are still trying to figure out whether we will hold an in-person show this year. So we do not hold up the Ignatz process, we are going to move forward with again using PDF file submissions for the 2021 Ignatz Awards.

As it was last year, we will only be accepting PDFs to be submitted to the Ignatz jurors.

Here is the process for submitting your mini-comics, comics, graphic novels and anthologies for the SPX 2021 Ignatz Awards:

  • Submissions must have been published between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021, and the deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2021

  • Go to this shared public folder to drop PDFs of your comics. All you have to do is place your PDF in that folder, and we will get it to the Ignatz jurors

  • We are ONLY accepting single-file PDFs of the comics - we cannot accept folders of files, or comics in other formats

  • Each file must be named with the following naming convention:

  • For mini-comics, comics and graphic novels:

  • For example: Hanselmann.Simon.Bad_Gateway.Fantagraphics.July2020.pdf

NOTES: If there is no Issue Number, then do not put one in the file name
If it is self published, put Self as the Publisher

  • For anthologies:

  • For example: Terry.Laura.AnnaStrong.Comics_for_Choice.Self.June2020.PDF

NOTE: If there are multiple editors, use only the first one listed on the title page.

  • Please do not assume we will figure out the creator's name, publisher, etc., as we simply won't have the time/person power

Ok, that's it. Please let us know any questions you have, and thanks so much for making great art!!

Dan, Francesca and everyone else at SPX
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