EMANATA Submissions

EMANATA is Conundrum Press’s Young Adult imprint.

Edited by award-winning children’s author Sal Sawler, this imprint is mandated to produce exceptional graphic novels for a young adult audience. EMANATA graphic novels rely on a seamless blend of words and pictures to tell compelling, character-driven fiction and non-fiction stories.

By focusing on work created by comic artists living in colonial Canada and striving for social equity, EMANATA seeks to introduce fresh, strong, and under-represented voices to the international young adult and graphic novel markets.


To apply, please submit:

  • 30 complete pages of comics
  • A synopsis and artist’s statement (documents, video files, and audio recordings accepted)
  • A biography that includes any related work and/or education (documents, video files, and audio recordings accepted)

Please email a low-resolution PDF and cover letter to sal@conundrumpress.com.

Notes: Emanata is mandated to focus on under-represented voices. For this reason, the imprint prioritizes submissions from Deaf and Disabled, BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQIA+ creators.

We do not assign illustrators to graphic novel scripts—submissions must come from author-illustrators or pre-established author-illustrator teams. While we will consider international teams, at least 50% of the team must live in colonial Canada.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023


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