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Hello! In light of last Editorial, I was wondering if you could please further explain comic series submissions and publication. Should one still submit every part at once, or do we need to submit one part at a time before each issue? And why might they not have guaranteed sequential publication like written series? Is it to do with the submission form, or do themed entries take precedent over a regular comic series? Between the biweekly publications and number of themed issues these days, I've only managed to get four comics in my series published these past six months. There's been little precedent for this publishing style with comic series before, and it just feels like there's not much incentive to submit them now. I was hoping we could at least get more insight as to why this has changed, or if there was any way to reconsider this rule change. Thank you. ~twillieblossom

It is best to submit one part at a time so that the submission portal doesn’t get too clogged up resulting in possibly losing submissions.

This is not to say that comic or non-series writing parts won’t make publication. It is just that they are not guaranteed continuous publication one right after the other. So unlike series, if a themed or special issue happens a comic series won’t necessarily make it into that edition as themed entries will take precedence. If you would like the highest chance of making an entry into one of those issues, it’s best to craft a submission specifically tailored towards that issue. It’s not that they can’t make it in, just that they likely won’t if there are lots of entries that other users worked hard on to fit with the theme or holiday. But once the special issue is over the comic series could continue as long as it continues to meet qualifications.

We enjoy comic series and want to see them continued, but this is mainly to state that we cannot guarantee that because one part of the comic was accepted that the rest will automatically be accepted as well and that there may be breaks between when the next part may be accepted and continued. But as long as the series keeps meeting qualifications, we will do our best to continue featuring users' great work! ~~ Stone

From Neopian Times, Issue 977 (Modern) · JN Editorial ID: 21566