Deadline: January 19, 2019
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) and the Glyph Comics Awards Committee are asking comic book creators and publishers to submit their 2018 released works for consideration.
From the website: “The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high-quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field. The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community at Pop Culture Shock, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation.
Types of work to submit:
The Committee defines Black-themed work as any comic with any combination of the following: a Black protagonist(s), or at least a Black character(s) pivotal to the direction of the story; a setting(s) or a theme(s) that explores the Black experience within the United States and/or abroad, past, present, and/or future; and/or a comic of any kind written and/or illustrated by a Black creator(s).
If you have an eligible work that you want to submit for award recognition, use the adjacent button and link and complete the requested information.”
For more information: https://ecbacc.com/gca-2019-submissions/