SUBMISSIONS

As a new Italian publishing house, Kudos is looking for comics, graphic novels and manuals.

Do you have a project or dream that you want to submit to our publishing house?

Follow our guidelines below and we will be happy to see if we can help bring your project to life!

The Kudos team will try to review and reply to all emails received, but we may not have the time to get to everyone. If you haven’t heard from Kudos in a month, then it means we have been busy and that we will not be accepting your submission at this time.

Review the required materials below, and include them with the Submission Agreement signed by all members of the creative team. Please note that at this time, Kudos is accepting published or unpublished comics, created by single authors or from a full creative team, pencilers and inkers portfolio, and stories written by scriptwriters who are searching for an artist to work on their project. We read submissions in English or Italian language only. ​

In case you are sending comic projects: to allow us an easy selection of the material, we invite you to take particular care in the creation of the pitch and the plot summary, which must not contain superfluous elements and must be concise. Furthermore, given that our target markets are mainly American and French, we cannot accept stories that are too local in their nature (Neapolitan folklore, tutorials on how to cook pasta, etc.).

In case of sending scripts, to avoid incurring errors in form, syntax, or plot, we recommend reading the following manuals:

  • Stephen King - On writing;

  • Robert McKee - Story;

  • Blake Snyder - Save the Cat!;

  • Christopher Vogler - The Writer's Journey.

 

‘Comic’ category

1) Scriptwriters

If you want to apply as a scriptwriter we require the following materials:

  • The provisional title of the work that you want to submit

  • A brief presentation in your own words about your story including a logline and a synopsis of the work, a more detailed description of characters and plot (6 lines in total)

  • Details about the comic or graphic novel itself: number of pages or length, page size/layout, target audience, genre, artists and authors involved, color or b/w

  • A complete outline of the story, without dialogue (3 pages max.)                 

  • 5 pages of script written in the present tense and including dialogues

  • A brief biography or credits of the authors, including website links and social media links

2) Cartoonist/Penciller and Inker

If you want to apply as a cartoonist we require the following materials:

  • 4 to 6 completed comic pages, in pencil or ink

  • 4 to 5 definitive illustrations or cover art, in pencil or ink

  • A brief biography or credits of the authors, including website links and social media links

3) Colorist

If you want to apply as a colorist we require the following materials:

  • 4 to 6 colored comic pages

  • 4 to 5 definitive illustrations or cover art, in colors

  • A brief biography or credits of the authors, including website links and social media links 

4) Sole author
If you want to apply as a sole author we require the following materials:

  • A cover study in colors, including the provisional title of the work and a logo

  • A brief presentation in your own words about your story including a logline and a synopsis of the work, a more detailed description of characters and plot (6 lines in total)

  • Details about the comic or graphic novel itself: number of pages or length, page size/layout, target audience, genre, author, color or b/w

  • A complete outline of the story, without dialogue (3 pages max.)                 

  • 4 to 6 comic pages, fully created by you, including provisional balloons

  • Characters sheets and information or creatures or worlds concepts     

  • A brief biography or credits of the author, including website links and social media links   

 

5) Full creative team

If you want to apply as a full creative team we require the following materials:

  • A cover study in colors, including the provisional title of the work and a logo

  • A brief presentation in your own words about your story including a logline and a synopsis of the work, a more detailed description of characters and plot (6 lines in total)

  • Details about the comic or graphic novel itself: number of pages or length, page size/layout, target audience, genre, artists and authors involved, color or b/w

  • A complete outline of the story, without dialogue (3 pages max.)                 

  • 4 to 6 comic pages, fully created by your team members, including provisional balloons

  • Characters sheets and information or creatures or worlds concepts

  • A brief biography or credits of the authors, including website links and social media links   

‘Illustrated manuals’ category

1) Illustrated manuals

This would include, for example, guide books such as “how to illustrate comics” or other such materials. If you want to apply for a manual we require the following materials:

  • A description of the manual’s theme

  • Details about the manual itself: number of pages or length, page size/layout, target audience, genre, artists and authors involved, color or b/w

  • Sample text and illustrations for 3 to 5 pages of the manual

  • Authors portfolio (such as a link to existing websites or actual PDFs of previous work)

  • An extended biography of the authors, credits, and work/teaching experiences, including website links and social media links

‘Translation of Foreign Material’ category

1) Translation of Foreign Material

Kudos is looking to publish English translations of already-published Italian works and to publish Italian translations of foreign webcomics, comics, or illustrated manuals.

  • Draft cover design, including a colored sketch and logo or title

  • Websites and/or publishing houses that published your artworks in its original language        

  • 3 to 6 consecutive and completed comic pages including any dialogue   

  • A brief presentation in your own words about your story including a logline (1 or 2 lines) or synopsis of the work (more detailed description of characters and plot)

  • Details about the comic or graphic novel itself: number of pages or length, page size/layout, target audience, genre, artists and authors involved, color or b/w

  • A complete outline of the story, without dialogue (3 pages max.)                             

  • Characters sheets and information or creature/worlds concepts     

  • A brief biography or credits of the authors, including website links and social media links

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MATERIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send all the material as a single PDF file, with a maximum size of 20MB, to the following address: info@kudoseditore.com including the word SUBMISSION in the subject line and specifying the category of your project based on the categories above. In case your attachment exceeds the maximum size, you can send us your materials using our WeTransfer page.

Don't forget to complete, sign, and attach our Submission agreement to your email as a separate attachment before sending anything to us.

We accept links to Dropbox files, links to Google Drive files, and attachments. We do not accept links that expire within a few days, like WeTransfer.

COPYRIGHT POLICY and DISCLAIMER

The Authors retain all intellectual property rights on any material sent to Kudos.

Kudos respects the Authors’ intellectual property rights, therefore Kudos undertakes not to use or disclose, either in whole or in part, the Material received without the written consent of the Authors.

In the event that the Author and the Publisher sign a publishing contract, the reproduction and publication rights of the work and any follow-up materials will be temporarily transferred by the Author to the Publisher for a period not exceeding 5 years.

During this period, the Publisher undertakes to distribute and promote the work through its sites and/or distribution channels and to pay the royalties deriving from the sale of the work to the Authors on a semiannual basis, according to the percentages agreed by both sides in the contract, or paying to the Authors a fixed amount of money for every page.

A part of these compensations could be paid to the Author as advance payments, on the terms set out in our Publishing Agreement.  

Kudos reserves the right to review the works and to suggest changes to it after a contract is signed. These changes may affect the title, any subtitle, the logo, the cover, the comic pages and illustrations, and the text. Furthermore, Kudos may request the Author to make any changes after the printing test. No change will be made to the work without the Author's consent.

FINAL CLOSING THOUGHTS!

▪  Kudos is NOT a “Vanity Press”, which means Kudos will not ask for or require Authors to pay to have their materials published.

▪  Kudos is happy to publish webcomics, indie comics, and similar Material that is partially shared elsewhere, such as a webcomic published online.

▪  For comics books and sequential art projects, the minimum number of pages for each issue is 30 pages. The final resolution of the submitted files for publishing after a contract is signed must be not less than 300dpi, with text and text balloons on a separate layer from the art. Kudos currently can accept and publish both PSD (Photoshop) and CLIP (Clip Studio) formatted files.

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