Prey Got Accepted

Remember the short comics titled Prey that I drew last month? The eight page comics that I had to submit to a publisher for a possible inclusion in a literary magazine titled Going Down Swinging? Well, the editor of GDS finally got back to me. Here is a condensed version of the letter I received from him just the other day.

Thank you so much for submitting to Going Down Swinging. We were lucky to receive over 950 prose and poetry submissions for issue #24, as well as over 120 pages of comic art. This made for some interesting reading and, as you could imagine, a longer-than-expected selection process.

After all that reading, looking and deciding, it’s with delight that I can let you know that we’ve accepted the following piece of yours for publication:


This next issue will be our first in a while to be a book only (our last six issues have included a CD of spoken word), but in the place of the spoken word CD we are featuring the best in Australian comic art. So stay tuned!

We plan to launch the next issue in Melbourne, Sydney, Frankston, Geelong and Daylesford … and hopefully a few more places outside Victoria & NSW if we get the chance.

Many regards, thanks and congratulations.

I’m stoked! This will be my second published work in Australia and the first where I’ll get paid. It wouldn’t pay much, mind you, but paid nonetheless. That’s still better than doing comics for free which is what I mostly do for the time being.

I can’t wait for the book to get published and distributed.

Published in: on October 31, 2006 at 11:19 pm  Comments (11)  

11 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Congratulations Geejay! Keep it the good work. ^_^

  2. Oops. Di ko napansin ito earlier a. Thanks Ka Uro! 🙂

  3. congratulations. they sure know to spot talent. hope this is just the beginning.

  4. Hi Manang and Gigi. Thanks for the congrats. 😀

  5. Congratulations Geejay and Raquel! All your fans are so very proud of you. 🙂

  6. Congrats on an excellent job! Isn’t it exhilarating to get appreciation (in whatever form, but the best is being paid, no matter how small) for doing things you love most?
    I “watched” the whole story. Your skills in drawing shine, and the message conveyed so effectively! Galing!

  7. Thanks for the congratulations, guys! :d

    And WOW! I didn’t realise that getting accepted for GDS was tough. Cool! :d

  8. Congratulations!

    I actually know of this publication, and it’s very hard to get accepted. They only take the best of the best! Well done!

  9. first of all, congrats! 😀

    second, don’t forget to get us a copy (if ever the said publication gets published before you return to the Philippines). 😀

  10. Congrats GJ. Prey deserved to be published because it has a relevant storyline and your drawing skills are commendable. Keep up the good work!

  11. Wow, congrats. Write some more.

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