The Strumpet is heading into its fifth installment, and has announced the theme to be ‘Origins’, with a deadline of submissions by March 1, 2017. You may well have encountered issues of The Strumpet in comic shops, but if you haven’t, back issues of the annual anthology are available on The Strumpet’s Etsy page here.
Regarding this issue’s theme, they say:
The theme for this issue is Origin Stories. Where did you come from? How did the stuff you love or hate begin? Answer the question – how did we get here (particularly relevant in this year of massive political change)? Renaissances and re-inventions of all kind are also welcome, and we encourage you to look all around the globe, as well deep into your own history, for your fictional and non-fictional tales. Surprise us!
Length of submissions is generally 1-3 pages for newcomers, and 1-6 pages for returning cartoonists.
The deadline for submissions is March 1st.
For more information on submission specs, please visit their call for submissions right here.