Submissions for the 2019 Prism Awards and the 2019 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant will open January 1, 2019

Prism Awards Contact:  
Maia Kobabe, Prism Awards Co-founder

Queer Press Grant Contact:
Elizabeth Beier, Prism Comics Queer Press Grant Chair,

January 1, 2019 marks the opening of the submission periods for two major awards events in the LGBTQAI+ comics field:  THE 2019 PRISM AWARDS and THE 2019 PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS GRANT.


THE PRISM AWARDS are given annually by THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM, PRISM COMICS and THE QUEER COMICS EXPO to both fiction and non-fiction comics works by queer authors.  The goals of the Awards are to recognize and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics and to promote powerful, innovative, positive, challenging stories and representations of LGBTQAI+ characters. 
One award will be given in each of the following categories: Best Short Form Comic, Best Webcomic, Best Comic From A Small To Midsize Press,Best Comic From A Mainstream Publisher and Best Comic Anthology.  Finalists will also receive recognition.

Eligible work must have been made or first published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and never before submitted to these Awards. 
The submission period for the Prism Awards will close February 15, 2019.  All submissions will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges made up of professionals in the field of comics, including authors, scholars, reviewers and librarians.  Three Nominees in each category for the Prism Awards will be announced at the QUEER COMICS EXPO in the San Francisco in April 2019 (dates to be announced).
Winners and Honorable Mention will be announced at COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO, Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2019 (date to be announced).

The Submission Form, additional information and guideline for submission can be found at
For more information please contact:
Maia Kobabe -        

2018 Prism Award Winners
To Measure by Noella Whitney
O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti
The Boys Who Became Hummingbirds by Daniel Heath Justice and Weshoyot Alvitre, Alternate History Comics Inc.
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, Scholastic Graphix
Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Volume 2 edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra