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A few pointers when you're submitting your cartoons to syndicates.

Today’s video features some brief thoughts from me on the best way to submit. There are a few dos and don’ts.

Back when I used to submit all of the time, my submission packets were pretty lousy. I used to try to “wow” them with professional envelopes, handwritten detailed information and more. It didn’t work.

Things have changed, so I tried to include everything that I know. Leave a comment under the video if you have any questions and get to being syndicated!

PS – IF you missed Part 1 of this, CLICK HERE.



  1. Karen says:

    Great! Thanks! I see your cartoons on Instagram & they’re great. How many do you produce a week?

    1. Nathanael Fakes says:

      Hi Karen! I typically produce 7 per week. A lot of what you see on Instagram are reruns. I’ve been producing a daily comic since 2010, so I have quite a few to go through!



  2. Anonymous says:

    Yipes! Seven per week. Amazing.

    1. Nathanael Fakes says:

      It’s a workout. 😀

  3. Aaron says:

    Hi Nate,
    I’ve submitted twice to GOCOMICS, once via the online submission form and the second time via email because I wasn’t totally convinced the online submission form worked. One mistake I did was giving them more than the number of comics they requested. Wouldn’t they still respond with a “yes” or a “no?” It’s been over 3 months, so I am not sure.

    1. Nate Fakes says:

      Hi Aaron! I don’t want to speak for them, but “typically” — yes, you often would hear a response. However, like I mentioned, if you sent too much material, there’s a chance it didn’t get looked at. Again, I’m not at GoComics and don’t know what they do behind the scenes, however, I do know that it’s important to follow guidelines. I know of some publishers that won’t even consider a submission unless the guidelines are followed. That could potentially be what’s going on.

      I would suggest, if you don’t hear anything in a month or two, maybe submit again and be sure to send only what they ask. Scale down the material and see what happens!

      Keep me posted.



      1. Aaron says:

        Thank you!

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