Guidelines for Entrants: Published Humorous Graphic Novel in association with LDComics

Please also read the terms and conditions and you may like to read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

The competition is open to female (identified) authors including non-binary writing in the English language, of any nationality over the age of 18 on the closing date 2 March 2020.


Works submitted must be Published Humorous Graphic Novels, of at least  48 pages written in English and published in the UK and Ireland within the 60 months prior to the closing date. Prize to be shared between the collaborators of successful graphic novel. Entries must be complete (i.e. if a series at least 48 pages) and published between 2 March 2015 – 2 March 2020. Translated humorous graphic novels are accepted only if published in the English language. Self-published and micro-published novels are included. 


Criteria for entry


  • Female (identified) authors including non-binary over the age of 18 on 2 March 2020

  • Written in English

  • Book must be published in first physical format between 2 March 2015 and 2 March 2020

  • Book must be comedic in style or content, although a wide range of witty and funny styles of comedy will be considered

  • Submission must be made by the book’s publisher using the form linked to below

  • Self-published and micro-published are eligible

  • Entries to be submitted as PDF’s via the CWIP website or as a link to a downloadable pdf on the publisher's website depending on file size.

  • In the event of being successfully longlisted ONE physical copy to be sent to CWIP, 15 Underhill Road, London SE22 0BT.  

  • There is no charge for entry, however, in the event of being successfully selected as a shortlisted book, £12 will be required from the publisher and a further £12 for the winning book.

  • In the event of being successfully selected as a shortlisted Graphic novel the publisher is required to sticker copies of the Graphic novel with artwork provided by CWIP. Artwork will also be provided for the winning graphic novel. 



Publishers must also complete their entry form via the submissions form on the "Enter" button below.

Closing Date: Monday 2nd March 2020


Long List Announced: Monday 20th April 2020


Short List Announced: Monday 8th June 2020


CWIP Winners Event: Monday 6th July 2020

Entry form for Published Humorous Graphic Novel

Please ensure you accept the terms and conditions of entry before you submit your entry.

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