We accept submissions for cover images on an on-going basis. We look for images which pay homage to the illustrators of pulp, underground, alternative, urban, indie and counterculture media from any time (contemporary to prehistory). The image can be created in any medium. Priority is given to images with a strong narrative element which makes good use of negative space.
Images submitted must be sent 11×17 inches. No trim. 300-600 dpi. CMYK. Formats in JPG, TIFF, PSD, or RIFF.
Cover artists are paid $200 for the use of their image on the cover of a future published volume of Indie Comics Quarterly in print and e-book formats and to use the cover in promotional or advertising medium for the purpose of promoting the series. Artists retain the original image and the rights to resell it in any medium.
Notification for acceptance or rejection of an image for use as cover art will be made within 90 days of submission. If selected as a cover, you will be informed which volume number your image will be used for and the projected date of publication. Payment is issued within three days of acceptance of the image for use as cover art. Options for receipt of your payment are check or paypal.