DC Thomson puts out call for Commando writers

Alongside publishing its submission guidelines for both writers and artists, the team at DC Thomson’s Commando have put out a time sensitive, specific call for specific pitches from authors.

Here’s the appeal in full…

Calling all Writers!

We’re currently looking for writers who are willing to jump into action and pen some exciting adventure stories.

Please read our guidelines before submitting your ideas.

We’re currently looking for pitches which feature any of the following:

Some of Russia's Night Witch pilots. Most were just 20 years old.

Some of Russia’s Night Witch pilots. Most were just 20 years old.


Women at War – from WRENs to the ATS, Land Girls to Night Witches, women have played inspiring and important roles throughout military history. We’re looking for story ideas which see these ladies in action.

Australian Field Ambulance officers sheltering in trench circa 1915, Photographer unknown by State Library of Queensland / CC BY 2.0

Australian Field Ambulance officers sheltering in trench circa 1915, Photographer unknown by State Library of Queensland / CC BY 2.0


ANZAC Heroes – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps faced some of the fiercest action during World War One. We’re looking for stories which showcase the heroism of these brave soldiers.

45th Infantry at Pork Chop Hill, Korea; Artist: R.T. Foster

45th Infantry at Pork Chop Hill, Korea; Artist: R.T. Foster


The Battle of Pork Chop Hill – as the 65th anniversary of the battle approaches, we’re looking for an exciting story which commemorates the events.

• This call for submissions for Commando will close on Monday 21st August 2017 and you should not pitch before reading the Commando submission guidelines in full here

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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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