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Artizans: Artists Wanted

Submission Guidelines

Artizans provides unparalleled flexibility for professional artists. Whether you're represented by an agent or not, we can give you a strong online presence - moving your stock and commissioned artwork quickly and easily to buyers around the world. If you're a top-notch cartoonist, illustrator, or graphic artist with superb drawing skills and an established track record, we would like to hear from you.

Your submission should include:
Between 6 and 10 low-res images if sending via e-mail; 18 if sending via conventional mail. A cover letter introducing yourself and telling us briefly about your career. This should inform us about your training, what work you've done, what materials you use and where your work has been published. A resum?and samples of your published cartoons would be helpful but are not required.

E-MAIL NOTE: E-mail submissions should include a link to other online examples of your work whenever possible. Also include your mailing address and phone/fax numbers.

MAIL NOTE: Mail submissions MUST include a return envelope with your name and address on it and sufficient postage attached. Artizans is based in Canada, so return envelopes require Canadian postage. If you don't have access to Canadian postage, please enclose international postal coupons. They are available from your postmaster.

Due to the large volume of submissions we receive, we will be unable to respond unless you follow these guidelines.

Send your package to:

By E-mail:

By Post:
Submissions Editor
11136 - 75A Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5B 2C5, Canada

Please take a few minutes to read the following frequently asked questions (FAQs). They will help you with your submission and will ensure a quicker response from us.

What's in it for me?
Click here to find out.

How many illustrations/cartoons should I submit?
That will depend on whether you're submitting your material by e-mail or post. If your images will be sent by e-mail, please limit your submission to between 6 to 10 examples of your work. If you opt for mail delivery, please send us 18 examples: we need to see that many different pieces, in order to judge the consistency of your work.

What kind of images should I submit?
We're interested in single-image gag cartoons, political cartoons, graphic art and illustrations. We DO NOT handle cartoon strips or panels that rely on a continuing theme.

What size should my images be and should I send the originals?
If you're using e-mail to send us your artwork, each image should be sent at 72 dots per inch (dpi). If you're sending your material via conventional mail, they should be sized to fit onto standard 8-1/2" x 11" paper. DO NOT send us your originals; send photocopies instead.

What are my chances of having my work distributed by Artizans?
Very slim. We don't want to discourage young artists, but we are very selective. To be selected, artists must be a proven professional with a track record, have strong draftsmanship skills and their work must be consistent.

When will I recieve a response from Artizans?
Our submissions editor will try to get back to you as soon as possible, providing you have met the submission requirements. However, it could take as long as ten weeks before you hear anything from us.

Regardless of my submission, will you critique my work?
No. While we would love to encourage new talent, we get too many submissions to be able to critique artwork.

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