Submissions are now being accepted for judges' consideration in the nominees for the 2017 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards. The awards, which are presided over by Jackie Estrada, is the industry's top award, given out annually in a ceremony during Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Although the Eisners don't pick nominations strictly from work voluntary submitted by publishers and creators, sending in work is a guarantee that the judges will consider it.
Although judges may change the categories when they meet, they tentatively are: best short story, best single issue/one-shot, best continuing series (at least two issues must have been published in 2016), best limited series (at least half of the series must have been published in 2016), best new series, best limited series, best publications for kids and teens, best anthology, best humor publication, best U.S. edition of international material, best graphic album–new, best graphic album–reprint, best reality-based work, best adaptation from another medium, best digital or webcomic, best archival collection, best writer, best writer/artist, best penciler/inker (individual or team), best painter (interior art), best lettering, best coloring, best cover artist, best comics journalism periodical or website, best comics-related book, best scholarly/academic work, and best publication design.
The full submission guidelines are here, with a deadline of March 24.