Join Emanata

Thank you for your interest in joining Emanata!

Who Can Join Emanata?

  • Emanata is open to all current VCU students regardless of major.
  • Emanata does not have an acceptance/rejection process. If you meet all deadlines and file requirements, you will be included in the final print edition of Emanata.
  • Emanata will be accepting Contributors, Editors, and Managing Editors until October 20th, 2022.
  • Late applicants may email us at [email protected] Late applicants, if approved, are expected to be on track within two weeks of approval.

What can I submit to Emanata?

  • As a comic anthology, all submissions must be identifiable to the casual viewer as a comic. Collages, storyboards, and zine-style narratives are unable to be included.
  • Submissions must pertain to the theme: RUIN.
  • Submissions can be as short as one page, and at maximum four pages.
  • Submissions must be black and white/grayscale. No color is permitted.
  • Submissions must include a title panel. This panel must be part of a larger page (IE no title pages).
  • Submissions must include some variation of “the end” (fin, end, etc). This can be a whole panel, balloon, or just small text.
  • Submissions (excluding thumbnails) must be in accordance with our file requirements.
    • 300 DPI
    • Grayscale
    • Safety Area of 5 x 8 inches
    • Trim of 5.25 x 8.25 inches
    • Bleed of 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Template Version of File Specifications. Please check DPI if using copy/paste.

How do I join as a Contributor and/or Editor?

To participate in Emanata, please fill out this form by October 20th. Then…

Once the theme is announced, start working!
Within a 3 days of receiving your application, we’ll email you a link, where you’ll upload your script and thumbnails to when complete. Please email us at [email protected] if you do not receive a link. Remember: Scripts & Thumbnails are due October 23rd!

You’ll get paired up with contributors after scripts & thumbnails are submitted!

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