Frisson Comics: Call for Zine Submissions

We are Frisson Comics, a Liverpool based independent comics label and we are preparing to put together the second issue of our horror themed zine entitled ‘Knock Knock’. We are looking for artists based in the North-West of England from a diverse array of disciplines such as; comics, illustration, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fine art and photography. This issue is the autumn edition and as such the theme is that of Halloween, what it means to you and differing interpretations of the season.

The publication is in the format of an A5 black and white printed booklet that we will personally print and distribute at a number of comic conventions and craft fairs that we will be attending making it a brilliant opportunity for up and coming artists to get their work seen.

We request that all images submitted are of 300dpi resolution, they need not necessarily be submitted in black and white but will be printed as such therefore it might be better to submit in black and white to ensure optimum image quality. Comics, short stories and poetry we prefer to keep to a 3 page maximum per person (which usually translates to about 1500 words for short stories), however we are willing to be flexible in certain circumstances i.e. if a writer were to collaborate with an illustrator on a piece we would potentially allow more space to incorporate both artist’s work.

All artists will be given full credit in the front page of the publication, We also ask that any submissions be accompanied by any social media/ web addresses that you would like including in the credits page. We ask that they be listed in order of importance as we may not be able to fit all of them on but will try for 2 per person.

We are hoping to have the publication out in time for Halloween and therefore the deadline for submissions will be the 5th of October. All submissions should be e-mailed to