A new Talent Search recently launched is the Millarworld 2016 Annual. This Talent Search is being run by Scottish writer; Mark Millar, and is based on his creator owned characters.
Here is an article announcing the Talent Search on Newsarama; http://www.newsarama.com/26068-mark-millar-launches-talent-search-for-2016-annual.html
The Talent Search is open to new writers and artists. You can find submissions instructions here; http://forums.millarworld.tv/t/millarworld-annual-submission-instructions/1941
The individual thread for writers is here; http://forums.millarworld.tv/t/millarworld-annual-writer-submission-guidelines/1485 and the one for artists is here; http://forums.millarworld.tv/t/millarworld-annual-artist-submission-guidelines/1484
The submission must focus on specific Millarworld characters and each type of submission has a set page limit. These are…
KICK-ASS story set between Bks 1-3 (5 pages)
KINGSMAN story starring Eggsy/Gary (5 pages)
HIT-GIRL solo adventure (4 pages)
STARLIGHT starring Young Duke McQueen on Tantalus (5 pages)
AMERICAN JESUS set during first book (5 pages)
CHRONONAUTS set in the past, during first book (4 pages)
Each of these titles are now available as trade paper backs which should make researching them simple.
You must state which title you are pitching for in the subject line of your e-mail, you should include a two sentence synopsis in the the body of your e-mail and your details as well (name, Millarworld board name, address and contact phone number).
Six writers and six artists will be chosen (one for each category). You can only make a single submission, so make it count.
The Talent Search is running from the 28th of September to the 30th of November 2015.