Although the 2009 year has not come to an end, the members of the Joe Shuster Awards will be compiling the Eligible Creators List of all the new works released throughout 2009, to have it posted early in the new year. If you have not seen your name and work(s) posted on the weekly releases throughout the 2009 year, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The criteria for eligibility is simple: it must be NEW work, published for the first time and professionally distributed between January 1 and December 31, 2009. Translated works are not considered as eligible new work, nor are collections of material previously available in another format (such as Webcomics). New covers on collections of older material are eligible for consideration.
If the original work was (a) published on the internet (webcomics) in 2009 then it is eligible for the webcomics category or (b) self-published and self-distributed in 2009 it is eligible for the Gene Day Award.
When sending the e-mail, please include the following:
– Your Name
– What you have done in the published work (i.e. Writer, Artist, Cartoonist, Cover Artist, Colourist, etc.). This would be extremely helpful for compilation titles (such as, Flight, Act.i.vate Primer, etc.)
– Date Released
If submitting for webcomics or the Gene Day Award please specify so it can be forwarded to the coordinators of those specific awards.