Please read these guidelines carefully if you want to submit work to us – Any submissions not following our clear guidelines set out below will not be looked at.
Time Bomb Comics is all about Telling Great Stories, so we are always looking for creators who can do that. Whilst we don´t expect you to be currently professionally working in comics – Time Bomb Comics is happy to showcase work of creators currently working outside the industry – we are looking for individuals who will deliver a professional standard of work. All submissions must conform to the standards below.
What we’re offering
Our terms are slightly different depending on what you do for us:
One-Shots & Graphic Novels
If you are one of the creators involved with a one-shot or graphic novel we offer a one-off agreed payment following publication of your work. There is no fixed page rate, unless your working agreement with us specifies otherwise, and you retain ownership of your work.
All creators will receive full credit and copyright on their work as well as free copies of any Time Bomb Comics publication their work appears in.
If you are a creator interested in being part of our Bomb Scares short story anthology collections, you need to know that we don’t offer any payment return for these just yet, but offer a professional platform to showcase any new or previously published work that we think would be suitable for inclusion. As such we only expect a single use right to use your work solely for the collection it appears in, including multiple printings of that book in any format.
All creators will receive full credit and copyright on their work as well as a free copy of any Time Bomb Comics publication their work appears in. All published stories are owned by their respective creators.
Flintlock is not accepting general submissions. Creator involvement is by invitation only and on a work for hire basis.
What we’re looking for
Time Bomb Comics wants to be able to publish a wide variety of comics from a wide variety of genres – science-fiction, thriller, mystery, romance, horror, adventure – and we want to work with committed writers and artists to help achieve that. However there are some styles of comic that we´re currently not interested in:- Viz–style humour strips, parodies of existing works and sex comics.
Don´t tell us about your 196 page graphic novel just yet! Please send a fully scripted short story of no more than 5 finished comic pages in length. It can be in any genre, but your story must have a beginning, middle and end. On your first page also include a single paragraph summary of the story itself.
If you have a great idea for a longer story – sorry, we still just initially want maximum 5 pages. If you have an example of work you´ve already completed or had published elsewhere then by all means send 5 pages of that as your sample. All scripts must be sent via email to the address below and must be sent as attachments.
It´s not all about splash pages! Artists should submit no more than 5 pages of sequential storytelling in any genre which demonstrates your understanding of the comics format. The submitted pages must ideally be a part of the same narrative, but please send separate pages if you want to demonstrate your range of styles. If you have an example of work you´ve already completed or had published elsewhere then by all means send that as your sample. All artwork must be sent via email in jpeg/tiff format to the address below, and please keep it below 10mb.
One more thing: don’t just send a link to your deviantart page, instagram, website or similar online gallery – if your samples are not sent as attachments and/or more than 5 pages they will not be looked at.
Please contact us to find out if we have any current opportunities.