Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? There’s still time enter the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2021, which has a deadline of Friday 10th December.
You need to write and draw a four-page comic, designed to run over a double-page spread in the Observer New Review – a story that will ideally have a beginning, a middle and an end.
The winner will receive a cheque for £1,000 and their work will appear in the Observer in print and online. The runner-up will receive £250 and their work will also be published online.
This year’s judges include Samira Ahmed, the journalist and broadcaster, and Alison Bechdel, the award-winning author of Fun Home and The Secret to Superhuman Strength.
Last year’s winner was Paul Rainey – perhaps best known for strips such as “Why Don’t You Love Me”, There’s No Time Like The Present”, his regular appearances in Aces Weekly and his occasional contributions to VIZ.
• Download the Entry Form (Word document)