Submissions Open for 2019 Prism Awards and Queer Press Grants

The submission period for the 2019 Prism Awards and Prism Comics Queer press grants, the two major LGBTQ comics and graphic novel awards, will open on January 1.

The Prism Awards recognize diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics and graphic novels, and serve to offer innovative and positive representations of the LGBTQ community. The deadline for submissions is February 1.

The nominations for the Prism Awards will be announced in April in San Francisco, and the winners will be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019. The Prism Awards are presented annually by the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, Prism Comics, the volunteer LGBTQ comics education organization, and the Queer Comics Expo, a queer comics convention held in San Francisco. 

Submissions for the 2019 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, awarded annually to independent queer comics creators to support the publication and promotion of their comics, will also open on January 1. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019.

The winner and recipient of the grant will be announced at WonderCon Anaheim March 29.

For more information on the Prism Awards contact Prism Awards cofounder Maia Kobabe ( For more info on the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant contact Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chair Elizabeth Beier (


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