In an effort to be more efficient and give aspiring cartoonists and columnists a break on postage, Universal Press Syndicate is moving toward an electronic-only submissions process.
An electronic submission process has several benefits, says John Glynn, vice president of rights and acquisitions for Universal Press. Creators will save money on postage and time packaging their submissions, and the speed of delivery will allow for a quicker response time.
“I think it will streamline the process and help us track submissions on a more timely basis, not to mention saving the sender on postage,” says John.
Comic submissions should still include 24 to 36 samples and a letter explaining the purpose and scope of the material. Text feature submissions should include six to 10 samples of the proposed feature with a recommended length of 500 to 600 words. Submissions should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Response time for digital submissions is four to six weeks. Print submissions will still be accepted until October 1, 2009, although the response time will be in the two to three month range.