Since our founding, one of Archaia’s core missions has been to publish artful, engaging, and groundbreaking graphical literature from both new and established creators. We have historically looked for work that tests the boundaries of the graphic novel medium, and continue to do so, by expanding our publishing mandate into illustrated prose as well.
Submissions for graphic novels are more than welcome, and we will be looking for works that enthrall and excite us, that strike us as having a unique take or perspective on a medium, story, character, or genre. While we’ve primarily published works in the adventure, fantasy, horror, pulp noir and science fiction genres, we are interested in passion projects, works that are driven by a creator’s unique vision and voice, and so authors are invited to submit works of any genre to us.
For graphic novel creators, please note that Archaia does not generally put creative teams together for creator-owned titles (i.e., we do not pair writers with artists), so submissions should only be for book and series proposals that have finished art pages already available.
Please know that we will give your project the care and consideration that we ourselves would hope for; but please be aware that Archaia only accepts a very small handful of projects annually. Additionally, please note that it can take up to three months before you receive an official response, regardless of the outcome. Please be aware that physical submissions (which we technically do not accept) will not be returned.
Thank you so very much for your interest! The creator submission is the life’s blood of our company; without you, we wouldn’t exist.
Mark Smylie, Chief Creative Officer
NOTE: DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS WE RECEIVE, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY SCREENPLAYS, PROSE NOVELS, OR GAME DESIGNS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT SUCH MATERIALS.