Art Submissions

Illustrations are by assignment only.

Before submitting, be sure to familiarize yourself with our magazines. Sample issues can be viewed at You can purchase sample issues online, by emailing, or by calling 1-800-821-0115. Issues are also available at many local libraries.

Send tear sheets, color photocopies, or postcards. PLEASE DO NOT send original artwork. Be sure that each sample is marked with your name, address, and phone number. Art submissions will not be returned.

All portfolio samples are considered for all of our magazines. Please do not submit multiple copies of a portfolio.

We do not accept photography.


Please address all portfolio samples to

Art Submissions Coordinator
Carus Publishing
70 East Lake Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601


Please email a link to your online portfolio to

Make sure PORTFOLIO SAMPLES is the subject line of the email. If you do not have an online portfolio, you may email a sample. Please limit any emailed file to a maximum attachment size of 50 KB.

Author-illustrators should submit a complete manuscript with art samples to the print submissions editor. The manuscript will be evaluated for quality of concept and text before the art is considered. View our guidelines for writers.

Alternative Comics: CICADA also seeks talented artists who are making thoughtful (or flippant), beautiful (or unsettling), exuberant (or quiet) comics, zines, visual poems, sequential graphic narratives, or any other work in image and/or text. Comic submissions can be emailed to COMIC SUBMISSION should be the subject line of the email.

Permissions Information

For commissioned artwork, our magazines purchase print and digital rights plus promotional rights.

  • Physical art remains the property of the illustrator.
  • Illustrator may use artwork for self-promotion.

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