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Submissions Process

Submissions are now CLOSED!

Thank you to all who submitted in our Sept submissions period, and sorry for the delays! We have now SENT OUT ALL FINAL DECISIONS, so if you didn’t receive a final reply, please write to submissions@chromaticpress.com to let us know.

We’re now in discussions with a number of new creators for future Sparkler content. Thank you for pitching such great stuff! :D


As many of you know, Sparkler is frequently looking for new serials and short stories to publish, and we consider creators of any gender, background, or experience level. (We also pay advances.) If you’re interested in submitting a pitch for a comic or prose story in the future, you can read the document below:

Submission Guidelines PDF (updated for Sept 2016 submissions)

It includes valuable information on our target audience, serial format, workload for creators, and specifics for submission.

Note: In honor of the Sept 2016 submissions, we’ve opened the paywall on our first Sparkler School tutorial for creators: Storytelling 101. There are some additional articles you can download in the Member Exclusives pack (free for Sparkler members) that may help you: Pitching to Sparkler: New tips for aspiring creators and a few other Sparkler School tutorials that were all written by our editors. Reading those are NOT necessary for anyone who wants to pitch; all the info you genuinely need is here, and you can ask anything else below. But for those of you who want a little more structured coaching, especially new creators, those articles may help.

If you need help, email submissions(at)chromaticpress.com or ping us on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook

We also have a pretty good FAQ going on Twitter here!