General Submissions

Difference Engine is inspired by stories from Asia. We are committed to publishing diverse, well-written, and beautifully illustrated comics of all genres. We would love to work with writers and illustrators, both new and experienced, to contribute to the growing Southeast Asian comics community.

If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you!

difference engine comic submissions


We accept:

  • Story pitches or experimental ideas
  • Original unpublished graphic novels
  • Previously self-published comics, digital or print
    (Please indicate when it was previously published and through what channels.)

Your submission should contain:

  • 50-100 word bios of each creator
  • Description of the target readers
  • One-page story synopsis including the resolution
  • Character bios
  • Rough sketches of characters and settings
  • Sample comics pages

Please do not send us:

  • Hard copies of your submission
  • Your script without art samples
  • Your illustration portfolio without a draft script
  • Your full script or finished comic art until we have requested for it

Please email your submission as a single PDF file (maximum 10MB) to

We may take up to 6-8 weeks to respond.