Artists' Guidelines

If you would like to submit your art to CAT FANCY, please review our artists' guidelines.

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CAT FANCY magazine is a consumer magazine dedicated to the love of cats.


We occasionally assign freelance artists to illustrate specific stories. For special assignments,
we pay $75 to $150 for full-page, four-color illustrations, and $35 to $75 for spot illustrations.

If you would like to be considered for assignments, send a few samples of your cat-related work.
Tear sheets or photographs of illustrations are acceptable. Samples will not be returned.


We occasionally use single-panel cartoons as filler. Cartoons must feature a cat or cats and should fit single-column width (2¼) or double-column width (4½). We pay $35 for each cartoon used. We will not return sample materials without a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Rights and payment:

I-5 Publishing, LLC pays following publication. We pay in the latter part of the cover month in which your artwork appears (i.e., if your work appears in the November issue, we will send you a check in the latter part of November). You will receive two complimentary copies of the issue that contains the artwork.

We buy one-time publication rights; the nonexclusive right to use the artwork in electronic media;
and the nonexclusive right to use the artwork, as well as your name, image and biographical data in advertising and promotion.

Send illustration samples or cartoons to:

Art Editor
3 Burroughs Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

The editors will make every effort to reply within six to eight weeks if a SASE is enclosed.
CAT FANCY assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged materials.

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Ryan    Sioux falls, SD

1/28/2014 7:20:56 AM

I, too am wondering if it is okay to send email samples. I find that easier.

Ron    Kansas City, MO

10/25/2012 9:27:46 AM

Can I send you digital illustration and cartoon samples by email instead? I work digitally almost exclusively with my clients.

Alli    San Antonio, TX

7/30/2012 4:20:34 PM

Does cat Fancy except poetry about cats as a artistic filler? And if so what is the protocol for such a submission?

Winthrop    Berkeley, CA

12/19/2011 1:29:10 PM

Do you publish cartoons that have already seen print?

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