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Feature Opportunity for Ramsay

We have an opportunity for Ramsay! The Ramsay Newsletter circulates to the entire Ramsay community. Sam Hester, a graphic recorder and Panel One Member, has been filling a page in the community’s newsletter for a number of years. However, she wants to spotlight other creators and expose a community of Calgarians to independent comic creators.

The details:

The newsletter needs a monthly contribution that is due the month before the newsletter comes out (i.e. Feb. 15 deadline for a March delivery date).
There is one page for you to contribute – whether it be a written piece, illustrations, comic strip, etc.

The newsletter goes to about 1300 households. It’s also published online at the Ramsay Community Association website. Not only does this give you a chance to win the hearts of Ramsay readers, the newsletter’s also collected by the Calgary Public Library. So it’s (sort of) a published work, albeit an unpaid one.

Yes, that’s the catch – no payment. But you still own it, you can do whatever you like with it, and you can absolutely re-use some existing, already-published work. So if you already have a neighbourhood-themed piece that would fit on an 8.5×11″ page.

Are you interested? E-mail for more or reach out to Sam Hester through twitter!

Submission information from Ramsay:
  • Send your ad or story and comments to
  • Monthly submission deadline
    • The deadline for submissions for next month’s issue is the 15th of this month.
  • Technical Guidelines
    • Word Count and Page Size
    • You can use your word processor’s word count to determine the size of your article.
    • If you don’t have a word processor, Google Docs offers a free online word processor that provides a word count (
    • Page Size Column Size Word Count Character Count
      Quarter-Page Half a Column About 270 Words About 1500 Characters
      Half-Page One Column About 540 Words About 3000 Characters
      Full-Page Two Columns About 1080 Words About 6000 Characters

You can also read the Ramsay Newsletter’s past issues to see what Sam Hester has done!