Cartoonist guidelines

Kappan cartoons are well-known in the field of education and considered a hallmark of the publication. Kappan editors review hundreds of cartoons every year but publish only a few.

Cartoons are typically reviewed within six weeks after the close of the stipulated submission periods of April 1-30 and November 1-30.

To submit original cartoons, please create a single pdf file, 8 to 10 pages in length, with one cartoon per page. Name the pdf file using this format:


Attach the pdf file to your e-mail and send to:

Use the subject line: CARTOON SUBMISSION

We will review the cartoons and contact you by return e-mail to let you know whether we’re going to purchase any. If we decide to purchase cartoons, we’ll ask you to send a high-resolution jpg or tiff file.