Ignatz Award Submission Guidelines

Submissions are not a requirement for eligibility. All submissions are copies provided by the artist or their publisher to ensure that our Jurors have seen and read the work in question. To submit books, send six copies of each title/issue you wish to submit. One for each of our Jurors and one to be kept on file by SPX for Ignatz Award promotional purposes only and for donation to the Library of Congress.

The deadline for submitting your books is May 31 of the current ballot year. Submissions postmarked by this date will be accepted but must arrive by June 7. Submissions that do not meet the publishing window or are postmarked after the deadline will not be returned.

The publishing date of the books must be between June 1 of the previous ballot year and May 31 of the current ballot year. This means that the book must have been released in this time period. If you are not sure if your book qualifies, you may e-mail the administrator at [email protected].

Submissions should be sent to the following address:

SPX Ignatz Awards
c/o Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, Maryland

When submitting, please fill out this online form.

To submit online comics, e-mail the url to [email protected]. The same eligibility dates apply to online comics.