Ignatz Award Submission Guidelines

Ignatz Award Submission Guidelines

Submissions are not a requirement for eligibility. All submissions are copies provided by the artist or their publisher to ensure that our Jurors have seen and read the work in question. To submit books, send six copies of each title/issue you wish to submit. One for each of our Jurors and one to be kept on file by SPX for Ignatz Award promotional purposes only and for donation to the Library of Congress.

The deadline for submitting your books is May 31 of the current ballot year. Submissions postmarked by this date will be accepted but must arrive by June 7. Submissions that do not meet the publishing window or are postmarked after the deadline will not be returned.

The publishing date of the books must be between June 1 of the previous ballot year and May 31 of the current ballot year. This means that the book must have been released in this time period. If you are not sure if your book qualifies, you may e-mail the administrator at dan@smallpressexpo.com.

Submissions should be sent to the following address and to help ensure we get everything, please fill out this short online submission form.

If you do not fill out the form, we cannot guarantee the jurors are reviewing your submissions! 

SPX Ignatz Awards
c/o Dan Stafford
5010 Quebec St.
College Park, Maryland

To submit online comics, e-mail the url to dan@smallpressexpo.com, and please also fill out the online submission form. The same eligibility dates apply to online comics.