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    Yesterday I debuted the much-expanded Creator Help page over my home site.

    Features include:

    1. Links to the guidelines of over 80 comics publishers

    2. A creator bookstore

    3. An archive of discussions from the late ENGINE message board

    4. And hundreds of articles from professionals on everything from marketing to submitting, self-publishing to short-form comics.



    I know this board isn't really comic-centric, but I thought the ENGINE stuff would interest some of you. Give it a peruse and let me know what you think.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    the site's good Caleb....one thing though, the Avatar submission guidelines aren't really relevant anymore..no open submissions policy..
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    Thank you.

    Adjusted.
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    @moali
    "the Avatar submission guidelines aren't really relevant anymore..no open submissions policy.. "

    Ah -- so that might be why I never heard back...
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2008 edited
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    Avatar submission guidelines aren't really relevant anymore..no open submissions policy


    Really? Their website seems to say they are taking submissions.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    Really? Their website seems to say they are taking submissions.


    At Chicago William Christensen said they've got a full publishing schedule at least till the end of 2009, I believe.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    Nice web site!
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008
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    I agree. It's so full of information! Yum!
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    Looks like a handfull of the Engine Archive links are dead - specifically "Act Like a Professional," "Anthologies Don't Sell Well," "Comics Scripts," and "Graphic Novels and Growing Pains." (I learned of this through a Firefox add-on that downloads all linked files on a page, not by obsessively clicking each link. I promise.)

    And yeah, thanks for the site.

    -J
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      CommentAuthorCaleb Monroe
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2008 edited
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    Robin: Thank you very much.

    Rickie: What's the Internet for if not information?

    Jared: That's good to know. I still have those files, so I'll correct that today or tomorrow and post here when I have.

    Regarding the Avatar thing, I tried to split the middle ground by recommending creators query first.
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    Caleb, I asked William Christensen about it back in March, and he told me that the submission guidelines are still accurate... but it doesn't really matter, because Avatar isn't a place for new creators the break in. So they'll take your unsolicited submissions -- they just aren't likely to do anything with them.
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    Ted, Brandon, thank you for the helpful research. I'll see if I can't get a final answer next week in San Diego.
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      CommentAuthorCaleb Monroe
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2008 edited
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    Looks like a handfull of the Engine Archive links are dead - specifically "Act Like a Professional," "Anthologies Don't Sell Well," "Comics Scripts," and "Graphic Novels and Growing Pains." (I learned of this through a Firefox add-on that downloads all linked files on a page, not by obsessively clicking each link. I promise.)


    The broken links are now fixed, for anyone who wanted at those discussions.