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SYNDICATION: PART 2 — TIPS WHEN SUBMITTING

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.

 

Comments

  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!

      Best,

      Nate

  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.

      Cheers!

      Nate

      1. Aaron says:

        Thank you!

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