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5 May 2016updated 06 May 2016 9:28am

The New Statesman is looking for a new cartoonist

An open call for submissions for the NS back page cartoon.

By New Statesman

We’re looking for a new cartoonist!

The back page of the New Statesman has a weekly cartoon slot and we’re looking for a new artist to fill it.

The cartoon can be topical or surreal, wordy or purely visual – the most important thing is that it must be witty. Make us laugh.

It should be in colour. The space is 188mm wide x 74mm high. We suggest a two or three-panel strip might work best, but you can use the space as you wish.

Please submit at least one and no more than three examples, in jpeg format, to

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Feel free to add a couple of sentences about yourself, your ideas for the cartoon, and, if you have one, a link to your other work. 

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Please do not submit entries by post. We will do our best to get back to you within 30 days.

This is an advertisment for a paid regular freelance position. Your submission will be treated as a job application. We will not use your work without your permission or without payment.