Small Press, Big Ideas

Launch your small press project on Kickstarter this September.

As sponsors of this year's 2019 Ignatz Awards at Small Press Expo, Kickstarter invites small press publishers to launch projects in September 2019 for a monthlong celebration and spotlight on comics, zines, and more. 

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Start your project

1. Create a publishing or comics project to be published by a small press that you run or co-run.

Launch your project between September 1 and 30, 2019.

Once your project is live, email it to with the subject line “Small Press Spotlight” to be considered for the initiative. 

Not sure if your project fits with the initiative? Send it anyway—we can't wait to see your work! Be sure to include links to your small press and any previous publications for faster approval.

How to participate

Helpful resources

Watch a crash course on planning your Kickstarter Comics project

our guide to project promotion

Learn how to 
plan a budget for your graphic novel project

Learn more about Small Press Expo

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