Want to be a comic book writer? Here's your chance
This workshop could land you a job on a DC title
Sure, everybody's had the same thought: Why, I could write a better comic book than those guys. So now it's time to put up or shut up.
DC Entertainment’s new Talent Development program has invited aspiring writers to submit applications during the month of May for DC’s Writers Workshop consideration. Online applications will be accepted through May 31.
DC’s new Talent Development website offers extensive tips, advice and recommended reading to help potential applicants navigate the submission process. Both workshops will take place in fall 2016.
The workshop was developed by DC with bestselling writer Scott Snyder and follows a successful three-month pilot program. For selected candidates, the first part of this year's workshop will run from October through January 2017 as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for 13 consecutive weeks. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in this highly competitive field. Following the initial Workshop, a smaller hand-selected group of those participants will be invited to DC offices in Burbank for an intensive writing experience, featuring guest speakers currently working in comic books, including a mix of editors, writers, artists and the Talent Development staff.
Led by people familiar DC talent, such as Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert, DC’s series of workshops are designed to give access and a voice to new and prospective talent, providing an opportunity to showcase their work following intensive DC workshop sessions. Upon completion of the master class program, DCE’s Talent Development group will ensure successful participants are considered for positions on current DC titles.
Registration is being conducted here.