Call For Submissions


Alloy Electrum: an anthology of all-ages mixed-race stories

Alloy: Electrum is a new comics anthology seeking stories of having a mixed-race heritage. As they describe it:

“What story do you have to tell about your own mixed race experience? Think of this comic anthology as a love letter to ourselves, to the next generations of mixed-race kids, young adults, and even their parents. How did you feel growing up mixed-race? What did you celebrate? Did you feel accepted by friends and family? Did you ever feel different? Do you know anyone else like you? How has being mixed-race challenged you? And how has your mixed-race experience given you strength? There’s a huge range of stories to tell, and we want to represent as many as we can.”

The anthology pays $50/page. Deadline for all pitches is October 27. For more information, visit the Alloy Anthology page.

 

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Corpus: A Comics Anthology of Bodily Ailments

A new comics anthology has announced a call for submission:

CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is an anthology about illness, in any form. Everyone’s been sick at some point, some for short periods, some for their entire lives. We are all united by the fact that we navigate the world with our bodies, and it deeply affects the way we exist…. Stories have the power to spark empathy. These stories of illness connect us, remove the fear of the disabled and the unknown. Inspiration can be found in knowing that others have gone through difficult health issues. Telling stories like this helps alleviate stigma and fear of the unknown. It allows us to humanize those who are disabled in any way, instead of coldly viewing others as burdens on society. After all, health is a funny thing like that. Most don’t really think about their own health until it’s compromised.”

This anthology pays $50/page and the deadline for all pitches is November 22nd. For more information, visit the Corpus website.

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Publish your graphic novel through Cloudscape Comics

Though we at Cloudscape are best known for our quality comic anthologies, we also  publish the graphic novels of individual members, such as Kathleen Gros’ Last Night at Wyrmwood High, Steve LeCouilliard’s Una the BladeSean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields, and Jason Turner’s Fir Valleyas well as Bevan Thomas’ Gene Day Award-winning duo of Epic Canadiana collections.  We are currently looking for new books to publish, and the next one could very well be yours.

Do you have an idea for a new graphic novel in any genre? Or perhaps are you interested in publishing a compilation of your webcomic or even in editing a comic anthology of your own? We have the experience and resources to help make that happen. To learn more, check out Pitching a Comic to Cloudscape. We look forward to hearing from you.

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D&D Bestiary Seeking Monsters

Shannon Campbell, creator of VanCAF and frequent contributor to Cloudscape Comics, is creating a bestiary for Dungeons & Dragons, and is seeking monster illustrations for it.

Faerie Fire is a collection of monsters, characters, and rare items from the wild and untamed faerie realm.  Artists can either pitch an original monster idea or sign-up to have a monster assigned to them. All the writing in the final book will be handled by Shannon and two game designers. The ascetic of the book is neon noir, check out the Faerie Fire Neon Noir page for examples of that style.

The book will pay $50 USD per monster, with more pay unlocked as Kickstarter stretch goals. The deadline for all pitches is September 28th, but art won’t be due until December. For more information, visit the Faerie Fire tumblr.
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Iron Circus seeking comics for new anthology on space travel

Iron Circus, creator of such classic comic anthologies as Sleep of Reason New World, and Tim’rous Beastie, has just announced a call for submissions for a new anthology:  FTL, Y’all: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive. This book will  feature stories that are “individual, creative interpretations of a universe where humanity has discovered how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily available parts. Space travel has been democratized, and the entire cosmos irrevocably changed.”

If your story is accepted, you will be paid $50/page. Deadline for all story proposals is September 15.  For more information, visit the FTL, Y’all website.

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Shonen Jump’s Universal Manga Contest

Shonen Jump, the phenomenally popular manga magazine, is recruiting top talent from all over the world to guide Jump into the future! They are currently holding a contest for new manga to be featured in their magazine. Grand prize is ¥1,000,000 and serialization in Shonen Jump (Print or Digital), while the runner-up receives ¥300,000 and serialization in Jump Plus or in a special edition of Jump. The manga submission must be a one-shot story of no more than 55 pages and can be in any genre.  Deadline for all submissions is January 5th, 2018. For more information, check out Jump‘s Universal Manga Contest.

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Send Cloudscape your comic pitches!

Though we at Cloudscape are best known for our quality comic anthologies, in the last couple of years we have begun publishing the books of individual members, such as Kathleen Gros’ Last Night at Wyrmwood High, Steve LeCouilliard’s Una the Blade, and now Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields and Jason Turner’s Fur Valley. Now Cloudscape is  excited to open the door for general graphic novels submissions!

Do you have an idea for a new graphic novel in any genre? Or perhaps are you interested in publishing a compilation of your webcomic or even in editing a comic anthology of your own? We have the experience and resources to help make that happen. To learn more, check out Pitching a Comic to Cloudscape. We look forward to hearing from you.

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SDP Announces Call for Submissions for All-Trans Comics Anthology

stacked-deckStacked Deck Press has announced a call of submissions for We’s Still Here, an anthology of comics by transgender cartoonists, edited by Tara Avery (co-editor of Alphabet with Jon Macy) and Jeanne Thornton (co-publisher of Instar Books).

“Our goal is to present work 100% conceived and executed by trans artists, showcasing the breadth of themes, genres, and approaches trans people are taking to comics work today. And if you’re a trans person who makes comics (or would like to), we’re definitely interested in seeing what you’ve got to offer. If you’re a cartoonist who identifies as trans, we definitely would like to consider running work from you!”

Their starting page rate is $20, but it will go higher depending on Kickstarter funding results. For more information, see SDP Announces All-Trans Comic Anthology.

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Deadline for “Swan Song” submissions extended to February 1st

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Seasons Greetings!

The Cloudscape Comics Board has decided to give everyone an early Christmas present, and extend the Swan Song deadline until February 1st, 2017!

Realizing that we may not have time during the holiday season to go over all of the Swan Song submissions, and instead will be taking a look at them during the new year, Cloudscape has chosen to give all of you more time to finish or refine your Swan Song submissions. If you want to be part of our anthology and have an appropriate story idea, then there’s still time to send it in!

As we mentioned before, Swan Song will be a music-themed comic anthology communicating the beauty and power of music through numerous styles. This full-colour anthology will feature stories about the innumerable effects that music can have on human beings and how it can change our world in uncountable ways. The stories may take on any mood (comedic or serious), be fictional or non-fictional, and may explore any genre (in both the narrative and musical sense), as long as the story features music as a central theme.

The anthology will pay $50/page to be divided equally among the particular story’s contributors. Stories must be no longer than 9 pages long (and an odd number of pages), and at least one of the main contributors (either the writer or artist) must currently be living in or have previously lived in British Columbia. The book dimensions will be either 10” x 10” or 12” x 12”, to emulate the shape of a record sleeve. To apply, please submit a general synopsis of the story, a full script, your biography, and 4-5 samples of comic art (on any topic) to [email protected] by Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

Please help us distribute this good news to as many writers and artists as possible by sharing it through your social media outlets. You can help us make this anthology Cloudscape’s greatest book yet.

Cheers!

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“Tim’rous Beastie” now open for submissions!

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Iron Circus (publishers of Sleep of Reason and New World) is now officially taking submissions for Tim’rous Beastie.

“A black-and-white comic anthology about small lives in a big, big world. This is an anthology by and for those of us who grew up inspired by Redwall, The Deptford Mice, Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order. We want to not only channel that inspiration into the medium of comics, but to approach familiar themes with fresh eyes. Featuring fantasy, urban fantasy, and sci-fi, Tim’rous Beastie aims to explore the potential of stories told from a scale that, while still very human, makes even the mundane aspects of human life seem gigantic.

Submissions will be open until January 1st. For more information, visit the Tim’rous Beastie tumblr.

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