Do you have a great idea for a WWAC article? An essay or review we’d be interested in running?

Email us at editors@wwacomics.com!

WWAC is a DIY effort for which nobody gets paid. The site is a loudspeaker, not a payday. Nevertheless, it’s not all bad. You write with us and you get editorial feedback (our editors, likewise, do not get paid), community, a respectable byline and the knowledge that you said what you wanted to say. For us it’s worth it— if it sounds worth it to you too, come on in.

WWAC has published almost 300 women and non-binary writers. We’re always looking to publish new voices. (Or old ones. Did you write for us once and then leave? Come back!) Don’t let a lack of experience put you off— we’re looking for good ideas expressed engagingly, not big names. If you don’t feel represented and you want to represent yourself, we want to host you.

Pitches should include:

  • A brief outline of your idea and why you think it’s great
  • A little bit about you and what you’ve done before
  • Some suggestion of the form and length your article might take

Typical word counts on WWAC:

  • News pieces – 500 or fewer
  • Reviews – 500 to 1500
  • Essays – 1000 to infinity

Here’s what our section editors have to say about pitches:

Kayleigh Hearn, Reviews Editor

Kayleigh wants… reviews. Do you see a comic on the shelf monthly at your local or on a major comic distribution site? Those are the reviews Kayleigh wants. If you have a subject in mind that’s great; if you’d just like to be assigned current books to review monthly (or more often?), just as fine. Get in touch.

Kat Overland, Small Press Editor

Reviews of comics published by independent and small publishers. This includes Kickstarters, webcomics, and zines. If you’re not sure? Ask. Is This Indie? Pitches accepted on aase by case basis.

Heather Wells, Comics Features Editor:

What is a “feature”? Why isn’t it a review? It’s all down to focus. A feature (1) makes a statement about something other than the overall craftsmanship of a comic, and (2) a feature is not obliged to cover either a single book alone or all of one book’s parts. “Look at what comics can do or mean, and how, and also why!” What are you mad about? What are you pleased about? What are you impressed with? What are you interested in? Writing a feature is starting your half of the conversation about comics you’re dreaming of having. Features include essays, interviews, and more.

Kate Tanski, Comics Academe Editor

Are you a librarian? An academic? Do you want to write about comics through that lens? Kate wants you.

Do you have a great webcomic we should be covering? A touring author we should talk to?

There’s so much great content coming out every month and so many cool comics events going down that we can’t keep up with them! We absolutely welcome story pitches from creators, retailers, and publicists.

Should we be on your press list? Do you want to send us review PDFs?

We love review PDFs! And press lists! Wild, we know. If you’re a publisher or independent creator who thinks your stuff would be right up our alley, get in touch! It is far easier for us to cover you if you send us your books—access is so practical.