Graphic Short Story Prize 2016 Launches

Graphic Short Story Prize 2016
Sharpen your pencils and wits and have a bash at entering this year’s 10th Anniversary Graphic Short Story Prize organised by The Observer, Jonathan Cape and Comica London and open to UK residents.

Get working on your four-page comic and submit it by the deadline of 3rd October 2016.

Best of luck!

Here’s the full details:

“Jonathan Cape and Comica have got together with the Observer to offer you the chance to see your work in print and win £1,000. Take this opportunity to get your work read by industry experts. The judges are Sebastian Faulks (bestselling author of Where My Heart Used to Beat and Birdsong), Steve Bell (Guardian political cartoonist and author of If…The Graphic Novel), Rachel Cooke (Observer), Dan Franklin (Associate Publisher, Jonathan Cape), Paul Gravett (Co-Director, Comica London) and Suzanne Dean (Creative Director, Vintage).

“The first prize is £1,000 and publication in the Observer New Review. The runner-up will receive £250 and their work will appear on theguardian.com.”

• A quick link to the entry form is here: www.capegraphicshortstoryprize.co.uk 

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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