Saturday AM is for everyone
For the first time - we’re seeking open submissions
Non-exclusive commitments with Exclusive rewards.
SATURDAY AM proved that manga-style comics could come from anywhere in 2013. Over the years, we've discovered, developed, and distributed amazing new creators from the USA, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and more! Now, we're opening our global brand and platform to bring more diverse comics to our global fanbase by offering non-exclusive opportunities for existing webcomic creators.
Saturday AM SUBMIT! accepts submissions every month from the 1st until the 10th. Subscribers of the Saturday AM and Saturday PM magazines will enjoy up to five additional days to submit their comic. This schedule affords us time to review the entries correctly. Having worked with dozens of creators over the past five years has only strengthened our belief that taming the "wild west" of webcomics can only happen via honest criticism.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
Saturday AM believes in promoting new diverse voices for comic art. Both our March Art Madness and Fanart Friday events are fantastic experiences for new artists who wish to test themselves. Meanwhile, the #summerofmanga annual showcase allows us to help illustrators become storytellers. Our commitment to this now brings us Saturday AM SUBMIT! which is perfect for existing webcomic creators.
Individuals or teams may submit provided that:
The actual ages of all parties submitting are 19 minimuM. There is no maximum age to submit comics to Saturday AM.
Their work is original & Creator-owned (no fan fiction, doujinshi, or character rips from other webcomic creators).
They have at least 50 sequential comic pages (of the same story) published on a reputable website (i.e., Tapas, Line Webtoon, Smackjeeves, Facebook, Instagram, Deviantart, etc.) These pages can consist of multiple chapters or a lengthy first chapter.
They are open to (and seeking) editorial, marketing, and sales support.
submitted Work may not disparage other groups based on nationality, race, sexual orientation, religion, or creed.
Please advise if mature work being submitted features explicit sexual situations or graphic violence.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Saturday AM's PITCH SESSIONS have become well-known amongst our fans and derive from pitches used in Hollywood and the Videogame industry. To properly submit your comic, you must fill out the SURVEY form which will be located on this page monthly. As stated before, this survey will CHANGE MONTHLY, but the essential details will remain the same:
LINK to existing webcomic.
biographical information (a mini-cv) for each member of the creative team.
INSTAGRAM or ONLINE PORTFOLIO (mandatory).
PITCH (a THIS meets THAT explanation of your series not to exceed 6 words - i.e., Batman meets Yu Gi Oh!).
A PLOT SUMMARY for the first volume of your comic.
MARKETPLACE DESCRIPTION (why should your webcomic succeed?)
CHARACTER TURNAROUNDS (how strong is your character design skill?)
WHY SUBMIT TO SATURDAY AM?
Saturday AM has discovered dozens of creators and operates a brand that is focused on both artists and characters alike rather than lots of webcomics. Our goal is to help bring the NEXT BIG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY to the masses. Why can’t the next TMNT emerge from IRAN? Or the next BATMAN come from MEXICO? The next KISHIMOTO be AFRICAN-AMERICAN? Our mission is to bring diversity to the manga-style comics medium and that means we are passionate about building great content from amazing, fresh creative voices.
To SUBMIT YOUR COMICS work to us means:
STAND OUT. You’re NOT one of hundreds of webcomics on our site.
IT’S EXCLUSIVE. Our brand has meaning and the association between Saturday AM and our creators is one that is mutually rewarding.
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS’ PRIVILEGES. Our business has partnerships with art suppliers, retailers, and licensing firms and can deliver new opportunities for creators.
HAVE A CAKE and EAT IT TOO! Creators can debut works with Saturday AM and still have it appear on other platforms for maximum awareness.
EARN MORE. Affiliate codes and retail distribution means creators can EASILY earn money from our business.
Q: CAN I PUBLISH MY MANGA WITH SATURDAY AM IF ENGLISH IS NOT MY NATIVE TONGUE?
A: Unfortunately, Saturday AM and Saturday PM are ENGLISH only magazines. While we have many creators from around the world, our ability to provide high quality translations is limited. It’s a case by case basis whether we would be unable to assist a creator who is not fluent in English or who does not have a reputable translator.
Q: CAN I USE A PSEUDONYM?
A: Yes, you can have your work listed under your pseudonym (we recommend it be your Instagram handle as it will help consumer discovery). That said, we will require your real identity and will work to verify that this is you. Saturday AM protects creators from theft and it’s essential for legal requirements that we know who all of our creators are.
Q: WILL I STILL OWN MY OWN WORK IF I WORK EXCLUSIVELY WITH SATURDAY AM or PM?
A: Yes. We have no intention of owning your work even if we help you streamline or improve your comic pitches. That said, we will work to market and manage your intellectual property and will always advise you for approval for any opportunity that we wish to pursue.
Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON MY SUBMISSION THE WAY SATURDAY AM DOES WITH #SUMMEROFMANGA or PITCH SESSIONS?
A: For subscribers, yes. For non-subscribers, no. We have a small window of time to review and respond and given how small our team is - we will be unable to respond to titles we are passing on unless you are a subscriber. If no response by 5 weeks and you’re not a subscriber then we have chosen not to pursue your comic submission.
Q: I’M REALLY TALENTED BUT ONLY 15 - CAN I JOIN?
A: No, we feel strongly that the BEST CREATORS are those who have had time to LIVE and EXPERIENCE things. Likewise, the demands of Saturday AM and PM require creators who do not have too many distractions that could impact their work.
Q: DO I HAVE TO CREATE CONTENT FREQUENTLY?
A: We will have a RANKING SYSTEM and will remove creators who fail to maintain a solid rank over a period of time. It’s important that a creator is active and publishing content routinely. What that frequency is - will depend on the creator.
Q: MY STORY IS GREAT BUT HAS A LOT OF ADULT CONTENT - CAN I BE PUBLISHED?
A: We do not judge content for being too adult but we do have areas we are not comfortable publishing. Explicit sex, graphic violence, and content that can be construed by reasonable critics as being dismissive or prejudiced towards sexual orientation, religions, race, or gender groups - we will reject. Our audience is diverse but RESPECT will always be something we do not sacrifice when searching for new points of view. Saturday AM is to Weekly Shonen Jump or Marvel Comics as Saturday PM is to Weekly Young Jump or Image Comics.
Q: CAN I EARN MONEY WITH SATURDAY AM?
A: Absolutely! We’ve been at the forefront of this for years. That said, we do not pay a page rate. Various artists may have differing options. Each deal with a creator is unique.
Q: WILL I HAVE MY OWN PAGE ON SATURDAY AM or SATURDAY PM’S WEBSITE?
A: It depends on what rank and what section a creator is placed in. Exclusive or Featured creators will have more of a web presence.