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Word Jedi
08-25-2011, 04:21 AM
WRITERS: Please send us an inquiry letter, detailing your writing experience and why you would like to write for Dynamite Entertainment. Based on your inquiry letter, we may request to read a sample of your work.

That's what I found on their website. They won't accept proposals. So do they want an essay? And based on that they'll contact me?

Does anyone know what such an inquiry letter should contain?

I've got a great concept ready to go to script with. I have not been published yet.

Peace,
Mark

sunandshadow
08-25-2011, 06:54 AM
I found this information:
Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book company that primarily publishes licensed franchises (The Boys (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/112966248714246), Red Sonja (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/111949842155095), Army of Darkness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_of_Darkness), The Phantom (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/110175279011680), Terminator (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/113331765343914), RoboCop (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/113151645366392)), literary adaptations (Zorro (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/104108082957766), Dracula (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/107833365906480), Sherlock Holmes (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/109414259076855), Alice in Wonderland (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/110156322347437)), and also its own superhero universe (Project Superpowers (http://www.facebook.com/pages/w/105539856145031)).

I would presume they want you to tell them that you're read what they publish and you would be enthused to help them produce more of the same.

Axler
08-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Well...

....

Er...

Ah, skip it. You'll find out.

GideonFerrell
08-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Hey Mark,

Marvel used to have similar guidelines back in the day when they accepted submissions and I was in a similar situation when submitting to them. I had no experience and writing the query letter was a bit of a struggle.

What I would recommend is keeping the letter short and sweet. Highlight your passion for writing and maybe let them know how long you've been reading comics.

As for talking about their different comics, I would keep that short as well. Most publishers don't like the obvious sucking up during the submission process.

Things didn't work out for me with Marvel, but I have been published three times since.

Good luck!

Josh

Desperate City
08-30-2011, 03:52 AM
Yea, short and simple is the key. They are a very good up and coming company for comics. The Boys was a big get for them when I think it was DC decided they wouldn't publish Ennis' story anymore. The adaption stuff does well for them too, Red Sonja and such.

A little online research will turn up a ton of stuff on them, and as far as the query letter goes, that's not too hard to find info on either. These boards are great for advice on that as well.

Good Luck!

Eumenides
12-28-2011, 05:25 AM
Has anyone ever written a query letter to them?

Fedora
01-05-2012, 03:36 AM
I think I'm going to just to see if they bother with rejection letters.

bladestalker
01-05-2012, 04:28 AM
i like their work and would love to submit something. Only problem for myself is I can't draw. :(

Quantum1019
01-06-2012, 02:39 AM
Has anyone ever written a query letter to them?


I did, two years or so ago. I never got a reply.

Axler
01-06-2012, 03:56 AM
I did, two years or so ago. I never got a reply.

And to quote myself:

Well...

....

Er...

Ah, skip it. You'll find out.