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Illustration Submission Requirements

We accept one cover design per issue that encapsulate the themes of the relevant issue (for example, the themes for Issue 14 are Wishes and Wizards). Any submissions must be EXCLUSIVE for a limited time (more on this in the Terms of Publication below). Please note that by sending your submission, you are agreeing to the publication terms below.

We do not accept submissions authored by or with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

We do not accept submissions from or on behalf of minors.


Submit by email to indiebitesanthology[at]gmail[dot]com using the subject line SUBMISSION: Cover by [your name]. Please include the following in your email:

  • your submission, attached as a jpg or png document;

  • a short description of why your work is appropriate for this particular issue of the anthology;

  • a short bio (no more than a few sentences), together with a link to your website/portfolio; and

  • copy and paste this statement into the body of your email: 'I confirm that I did not use AI or machine-learning tools to create any part of this submission, and this submission is my own human creation. I have read and agree to the Terms of Publication on your website.'.

Terms of Publication for Illustrators

By submitting an illustration to Indie Bites, you agree that the following terms will apply if your submission is accepted:

  • You give Indie Bites permission to publish your submission in digital and print format in our anthology in perpetuity, and to use images of it in our marketing material. You cannot revoke this permission after your contribution has been accepted without the written consent of our anthology editor.

  • Your submission will, if accepted, be EXCLUSIVE to Indie Bites (i.e. you will not make it available elsewhere, free or otherwise) from the time of submission until three months after the date of publication. After that, you may publish it elsewhere. If you have previously published your submission (e.g. on your own blog) then you must ensure it is not in publication during the period in which it is exclusive to Indie Bites.

  • You warrant that your submission is not published elsewhere.

  • You warrant that your submission is your own original work, that its submission to or publication by Indie Bites will not contravene any third party’s rights (including intellectual property rights, right of privacy or confidentiality, or rights in contract), and that it will not contain any content which is defamatory or otherwise unlawful in any way. If Indie Bites is threatened with or subject to any third party claim arising from the submission or publication of your work, you will indemnify Indie Bites against all costs or damages arising from that claim.

  • You will receive an honorarium of £5 for each piece of yours that we publish, but you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any royalties from sales of Indie Bites.

  • These terms, and any claim in connection with their subject matter, will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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