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- Bad Bug Media Submissions Policy
Please READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS before submitting anything. Also, you may want to look at Bad Bug’s other titles to get a feel for the tone of our books. (Link: https://badbugmedia.com/books/ )
- What Do We Want?
We want brand-new ideas and original properties. Be aware that Bad Bug does not review unsolicited scripts, story ideas, or proposals about properties currently published by Bad Bug or any property not owned by the submitter. Such material will be discarded without review.
Bad Bug does not accept any submissions that include material generated by computer Artificial Intelligence programs.
- SIGNED SUBMISSION AGREEMENT
Bad Bug has high regard for creators and for the ownership of original properties, and this agreement should in no way be misconstrued as a license for Bad Bug to appropriate your creations. This agreement protects Bad Bug from any liabilities involving coincidental similarities to works-in-progress or other submissions.
Story proposals arriving without a signed agreement will not be reviewed. Download a copy of the agreement HERE.
- SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To submit a proposal to Bad Bug Media, the following items MUST be included:
- LOGLINE: One or two sentences. This is the elevator pitch, the overview of your story.
- STORY INSPIRATION/SYNOPSIS: Your pitch, and what makes you passionate about this story. This should satisfy a reader’s curiosity by revealing more about the characters and plot. But still, keep it short (probably not longer than 300 words for a four-five issue series).
- COMPLETE OUTLINE: Tell us the whole story: beginning, middle, and end. A multi-issue series should be no longer than a page per issue. The outline should spell out exactly what happens in the story, giving plot and character specifics. This is your roadmap. We know that as writing occurs, sometimes detours happen; but we like to know that you have a plan to reach the finish line. Don’t leave the resolution of the story in question.
- SCRIPT SAMPLE: A completed first issue of your proposed story would be ideal, to give us an indication of both your story flow and ability to give direction to a sequential artist. If you’re only providing a partial first issue script, please supply previous scripts and corresponding finished/published comics.
- THREE-FOUR CONSECUTIVE PAGES OF ART: Consider this proof of concept for your proposed story. These don’t need to be the first pages, but they need to be consecutive. If you have more pages, let us know that they are available upon request.
- LOGO: If you have an existing logo, please also send that along.
Please make sure that all components of your pitch packet are in common file formats (PDF, JPG, Word documents, Google docs), to ensure that we can easily access all portions. Also, minimizing the amount of files we need to view makes everyone’s lives easier. If possible, condensing the entire pitch into one PDF/document is ideal. Otherwise, make sure that all portions are well-marked.
Send all components of your proposal email with the words STORY PROPOSAL in the subject line of your email, along with the title of your story. Either attach the pitch materials to the e-mail, or supply a link to a Dropbox or Google Drive location. When sending a link, again, make sure that everything is well-marked so that we can easily navigate the files/folders.
Send Proposals to: [email protected]
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