Contribute to Shelf Abuse

Contrary to legend, Shelf Abuse cannot pay for articles. But while it started as a one man blog, other writers and artists do contribute, and creative individuals wishing to promote their craft are invited to submit the following:

  • Journalism: reviews, features, columns and news.
  • Extracts of creative writing.
  • Samples of art.
  • Articles from comic creators (or other writers/artists) discussing their craft and their experiences within the creative industries.
  • Articles raising awareness for artistic enterprises (such as crowd funding campaigns or charity initiatives).

However, submissions, must be made with the following legal nonsense and code of etiquette taken into consideration.

  • You will, of course, retain the rights to anything published on Shelf Abuse, and you are free to do whatever you want with it elsewhere, though once an article has been submitted and posted it cannot be removed without a valid reason.
  • The articles may contain a by-line or author bio with a maximum of two links to the contributor’s website/company. These sites and the anchor texts these links refer to must be related to the article’s subject matter.
  • I accept content that has been published elsewhere, but request that there aren’t more than 3-4 other iterations of said content published elsewhere.
  • Please bear in mind that articles will be thoroughly proof-read and may be lightly edited (though I always keep the author’s message intact).
  • Articles promoting a creator’s work are acceptable, and encouraged, but must not be blatant attempts at self-promotion: genuine, quality pieces will always earn you more links (and appreciative readers) in the long run.

Any questions, please feel free to get in touch here.

 Thanks in advance,
Carl Doherty

Storytelling, comic books and self-publishing