Ever wanted to join the award-winning Broken Frontier team? Here’s the lowdown on becoming part of the BF family.
Do your reading tastes range from Now: The New Comix Anthology, March and Bitter Root to Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure, On a Sunbeam or It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth?
Do you love both self-publishing and the very best of indie comics, or have a strong affinity for the works of breakout talent like Nicole Goux, Sabba Khan, Ben Passmore, Jesse Lonergan, Zoe Thorogood, Anna Readman, Ram V and Tillie Walden?
Are you interested in the output of boundary-pushing publishers and collectives like Avery Hill Publishing, Breakdown Press, Silver Sprocket, Fantagraphics Books, Quindrie Press, Drawn & Quarterly, Conundrum Press, SelfMadeHero, Shortbox, kuš! comics and the Kadak Collective?
Do you love international work representing all cultures, continents and nationalities?
Do you like to discuss both the past, present and future of the medium and what makes it a great art form?
Are you interested in celebrating comics community, focussing on socially conscious work, and providing a platform for marginalised voices in the medium?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes and if you’ve always wanted to become a comics commentator (or already have ample experience covering comics) then we’re eager to hear from you here at Broken Frontier!
Passion for comics and comics community is (y)our driving force
We are a bunch of creative and critical comics activists from all over the world with a deeply rooted love for all things sequential art. It’s that similar passion that drives us and which makes writing for BF a great experience. We’re here to make a positive difference in comics coverage, to champion exciting new voices in the medium, to celebrate everything unique about the art form, and to promote the very best in comics community.
If you feel that way too and want to join us, then we look forward to hearing from you!
Please note that there is no financial compensation involved for any staff position. From the top down, all BF staff members contribute voluntarily.
What level of writing are we looking for at Broken Frontier?
We’re looking for writers with a lively style that will engage our audience and who show an ability to understand, critique and analyse the particular language and mechanics of comics as a form. We’ve linked to the work of four of our team members here to give you an idea of what makes a good fit for Broken Frontier and its readership, and the level of writing we’re looking for. It’s a very high standard but that’s what makes BF’s commentary the respected force it is on the scene.
The Broken Frontier ethos
Broken Frontier is committed to prioritising where possible comics practice that promotes social justice, social outreach, diversity, inclusivity, activism and community. Before applying, please read our team statement here about how we want to proactively adapt during these unprecedented times we find ourselves living in with an increased focus in our approach to our content.
How to apply
You can apply for a spot on our staff by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include a full overview of your current reading list and either two samples of recent writing about comics if you are an experienced comics commentator or one sample review if this is your first time, in a text document format. A resume is welcome but not required.
Since with great power comes great responsibility, please start off your application letter by answering the question how you intend to help make Broken Frontier a better destination for quality comics coverage. We’ll get back to you shortly afterwards.
What we’re currently interested in…
While we welcome all applications (especially those interested in small press and alt comics) we’re specifically looking at the moment for reviews/interviewers/feature writers with an interest in covering socially inclusive projects. Please note that while we too have a deep fondness for super-heroes (and the fantastic worlds they inhabit) they are mostly outside of our coverage and we are not currently looking for writers in that area.
Thanks for your interest in Broken Frontier!