Visual art needed for ALL publications.

Rolling Deadlines. Read on…

Qommunicate Publishing has the following open calls for visual art:

  • We seek cover art for ALL books with open calls for submission. No text should be included unless it is part of the art.
  • Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor seeks black and white humorous art, including but not limited to comics and cartoons.* See Funny Queer submission guidelines for more details. (*Cover art submissions for Funny Queer should be in color.)
  • Geek Out! II & III: Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas seek color art fitting the themes and concepts of Geek Out!. See Geek Out! II submission guidelines for more details. (Geek Out! III submission guidelines to be posted July 1.)

All Qommunicate books are published in print & ebook. It will be made available in paperback on Amazon, the Barnes & Noble website, QommunicatePublishing.com and wherever books are sold (available to booksellers and libraries through Ingram.) Ebook versions will be compatible with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows devices, in addition to PDF and other downloadable formats and web-viewable digital formats.

Submission Guidelines

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work to us. If you have any questions not answered below, please write us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com and we will be happy to answer.



  • Illustration/Drawing
  • Digital illustration/graphic art.
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Collage (with legal rights for all the component elements)
  • All other forms of visual art that can be printed on paper.

Not Looking For

  • Sexually graphic work
  • Work aimed at children


  • High-resolution. Digital art files should be at least 300 dpi resolution.
  • If you mail us your submission, please do NOT mail us your only copy of your work. WE DO NOT RETURN SUBMISSIONS.

Multiple Submissions

  • Multiple submissions (submissions of more than one work) are fine. Send us what you’ve got!

Simultaneous Submissions

  • Simultaneous submissions (submitting work you’ve already submitted–or are planning on submitting–elsewhere) are fine too.
  • Please just be sure that if your submission gets accepted elsewhere, you contact us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com to withdraw it from consideration.


  • Previously published will NOT be considered; that includes work posted on a personal blog or social media.


  • We are seeking First English and World Anthology Rights in print and ebook formats.
  • NOTE: These rights only allow the material to be used in the specific anthology for which it is licensed, its reprints, and promotional materials for that anthology, and the writer retains all rights to their work not specified here (i.e. in the contract), including copyright to their work.
  • We are also seeking, for all material, Non-exclusive Rights to use the art in the context of promoting the anthology.


  • Pay is $15 per piece for art used in the interior of a book.
  • Pay is $50 per piece for art used on a book’s cover.

What to Submit

  • Your submission
  • A brief bio telling us something about you and (if applicable) any publishing experience
  • At least one form of contact information (phone number, email, or mailing address. Please do not give a social media account handle as your only form of contact information.
  • IMPORTANT: Pen names are acceptable. However, for contractual purposes, all submissions must also include the author’s legal name.
  • Please identify in the subject line or cover letter the publication to which you’re submitting, though keep in mind we may consider your work for other books we publish too if we find them appropriate. If you only want your work considered for this one book and no others, please indicate as such.

Where to Submit

Submissions may be emailed to us at: submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com

or mailed to us at:
201 Lancelot Lane
Becket, MA 01223


Submission Deadline

  • Rolling: The deadline for visual art submissions is the same as the deadlines for writing submissions to the same publication to which you are submitting. If you are not submitting art to a specific book, we will consider it for the most appropriate upcoming book(s).

Response Time

  • We do our best to respond to all submissions within 3 months of receiving them. If you haven’t heard from us in that time, please feel free to reach out.

Editorial Feedback

Want editorial feedback on your submission? Our Senior Editor Sage Kalmus now offers honest, constructive & respectful editorial feedback on submissions. Learn more here about how to request editorial feedback.