Press Release: Prism Comics Seeks Grant Submissions‏

June 29th, 2009

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

Contact: David Stanley Co-President, Prism Comics

San Diego, CA — Prism Comics is seeking submissions for its fifth annual Queer Press Grant, established to support and encourage new LGBT comics creators. In conjunction, Prism will again offer portfolio review at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International exclusively for those interested in applying to the grant.

“We were very happy to offer portfolio review last year,” says David Stanley, Prism Co-President. “It was terrifically helpful for the applicants and the reviewers enjoyed it tremendously, as well.”

The application deadline for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is October 1, 2009. Application guidelines are detailed on the PrismComics website at http://prismcomics.org/grant. Completed applications, along with queries about the grant, can be submitted by email to grants@prismcomics.org.

Past winners of the grant include Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), Megan Gedris (YU+ME), Tommy Roddy (Pride High), Justin Hall (Glamazonia), and Pam Harrison (House of the Muses).

The grant award began with $1,000 for the first recipient and the amount has increased over the years depending on fundraising; last year’s award was $2,000.

Portfolio review will be offered at the 2009 San Diego Comic-ConInternational /exclusively/ to those interested in applying for the Queer Press Grant. Among the industry professionals offering advice and critique will be Phil Jimenez (The Amazing Spider-Man, Infinite Crisis), Bob Schreck (Editor, who has worked at DC Comics and Vertigo) and Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Family, Small Favors). Before attending the sessions, applicants are required to read through the application guidelines.

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