|Who We Are
Prism Comics is a nonprofit organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) comics, creators, and readers. Prism Comics was incorporated in April 2003 in the state of Georgia and received its 501(c) 3 charitable status shortly thereafter.
The organization was initially composed of a small number of comics fans and professionals from across the United States who had volunteered on an annual publication called Out in Comics, which was a listing of LGBT creators in comics that ran for three issues. These volunteers decided to form a nonprofit organization to provide services above and beyond an annual listing--feature articles and interviews, original art and content, expanded convention appearances and programming, and a full-featured website--and to pursue even more ambitious goals.
Besides publishing the annual resource guide, Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics, Prism Comics hopes to accomplish several things. We hope to acquaint comics readers with a wide range of creators who present good stories that readers can really relate to and that reflect their own experiences. We hope that more readers will sample the work of LGBT creators when they're spending their money on comics and, as a result, demonstrate to more publishers that these books are truly worthwhile. We also hope to knit together a large LGBT comics community so that creators can feel more comfortable coming out of the comics closet and standing up as proud participants in an industry we all care about.
Where We Are
As the saying goes, we're everywhere, but here's the mailing addresses for Prism Comics:
Ted Abenheim, President
How to Get Your Work on our Website or in Our Publications
3624 Westwood Blvd. #202
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Prism Comics welcomes submissions from both professional and amateur writers and artists. Full submission guidelines can be found here.
Prism Comics welcomes press releases and news articles concerning works by members of the LGBT community in comics, or comics featuring LGBT themes. Prism Comics promotes the works of the LGBT community in comics. It does not endorse such works, explicitly or implicitly, nor any other material or products associated with such works. Any opinions expressed in any News/Press Release items are those of the respective authors. Send press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Volunteer
Everyone involved with Prism Comics is an unpaid volunteer who's helping out simply because they want to see Prism's goals achieved. Collectively, we've come up with a lot of exciting ideas for future projects, but we rely on an increasing number of volunteers to help us make those ideas into realities and to come up with even more.
Anyone interested in getting involved should first tackle our volunteer questionnaire. This extensive "interview" lets us know what your skills and interests are and helps you clarify for yourself how (and how much) you want to get involved. The questionnaire is comprised of a series of short essay questions, and we recommend setting aside 10-20 minutes to complete it.
If you'd like to immediately start promoting Prism Comics in your local community, you can download this informational flyer to help you explain what our organization is all about.
Queer Press Grant
Prism Comics awards a $1000 grant each September to a comics creator who is publishing a work of interest to an LGBT audience. Full details on the application process can be found here.