Ignatz Award Submission Guidelines


HELLO! Sorry for the caps and boldness of the above statement, but given the ongoing pandemic, the uncertainty of what’s happening next, and the reality that the virus can live on objects for several days, we are currently not accepting submissions for this year’s Ignatz Awards.

The board and executive committee are working hard to figure out what/when/where/how we’re doing everything, but again, as of now, please do not send me anything. We thank you for your understanding, and until then, follow the great Jay Ryan’s advice.  — Stay Safe,    xoDan

Wash Your Hands - Jay Ryan

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! 

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.