Join Broken Frontier
Do your reading tastes range from Paradiso, March and Hellboy to Minor Leagues, Spinning or My Favorite Thing is Monsters?
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 Lorena Alvarez, Jayde Perkin, Ben Passmore, Ellice Weaver, Ram V and Tillie Walden?
Are you interested in the output of boundary-pushing publishers and collectives like Koyama Press, Avery Hill Publishing, Breakdown Press, Silver Sprocket, Nobrow Press and the Kadak Collective?
Do you select your comics based on the quality of their contents no matter which country they come from?
Do you like to discuss both the past, present and future of the medium and what makes it a great art form?
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 is (y)our driving force
We are a bunch of creative, critical, and borderline intellectual rascals from all over the world with a deeply rooted love for all things comics. It’s that similar passion that drives us and which makes writing for BF a great experience. As Frontierspeople, we are united by a single mission: we care about strong, honest coverage and want to fill readers in on what’s next in comics. If you do too, 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.
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 two samples if possible of recent writing about comics 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 reviewers of serial comics outside of the “Big Two” and original graphic novels. We’re also looking to recruit those with experience in interviewing. Please note that while we too have a deep fondness for super-heroes (and the fantastic worlds they inhabit) they’re mostly outside of our coverage and we are not currently looking for writers in that area.
Thanks for your interest in Broken Frontier!