Submit to read your comic with Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library!

Are you a LGBTQ2S+ and/or BIPOC comics creator with new or upcoming work? Old Growth Press will be launching two books on May 23rd and they’d love to have you read alongside them! This event will take place on the Canada Comics Open Library’s Zoom and will include live comics readings followed by a Q&A period. Each participant will have a suggested time limit of 10-15 minutes to read from their work and provide context about their work.

From Old Growth Press:

“For those of you who don’t know us, hello, we’re Old Growth Press! We’re a small press with a focus on minoritized voices and sustainability. We’ll be launching two books on May 23 at 7 PM, and we’re looking to showcase local LGBTQ2S+ and/or BIPOC comic artists with new or upcoming work.

The two books that will be launching are Displacement by Wang Xulin (@xulinillu on Instagram) and Naturally by Saul Freedman-Lawson (@sfreedmanlawson on Instagram). Check out their social media or ours for more information about the books!

Our artists will be reading from their new books; we’d love to have you read alongside them, and we’ll be offering a small honorarium ($50 CAD) to readers. We’re also happy to promote your work/shop/both on our social media prior to and throughout the launch.

Our website is and we can be found on Instagram and Twitter at @oldgrowthpress. If you have any questions about this launch, feel free to email us at Thanks, and we look forward to working with you!”

To apply to read your new or upcoming work with Old Growth Press on May 23rd, 2021 at 7PM EST, please fill out this Google form! 

The application form will be open from May 1st  to May 14th, 2021, and those selected will be contacted by Old Growth Press.

If you haven’t read your comics out loud before and are looking for examples of how this can be done, you can view CCOL’s Comics Out Loud (comics reading) events on our YouTube!

Thank you for your interest!

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