Writer Tetsuro Shigematsu is looking for an Asian-Canadian comic/manga artist for a paying comic project. The artist would preferably be based in Vancouver but location is not a deal breaker. The comic project will likely be published in book form with a possible tie-in to CBC. If interested, please contact Tetsuro Shigematsu as soon as possible at [email protected], certainly before August 1st.
Exciting news for people wanting to become full-time comic creators!
“Creators for Creators is an independent non-profit organization intended to encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education. The grant is a work in progress that will evolve to fit the needs of the recipient and the industry at large…. The goal of the Creators for Creators grant is to help pave the way for the next generation of comics creators by supporting their work financially and through mentorship, as well as providing opportunities for their creations to reach a wide audience. We plan to give $30,000 to a single cartoonist or writer/artist duo in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four and one hundred pages over the course of a single year. The recipient will be selected by committee according to rigorous criteria. In addition to the monetary support, the recipient of the grant will have access to mentorship from the experienced creators involved with Creators for Creators. Mentorship will cover almost every aspect of the comic-creating experience. The goal is to give the recipient a firm foundation in the creative, business, legal, and financial areas of the comics business.”
Further submission guidelines and applications will be revealed on May 1st, 2016. For more information, check out the Creators for Creators website. Good luck, everyone!
The City of Vancouver is looking for artists to create designs to be digitized and printed on vinyl wraps for approximately 27 utility boxes in Vancouver. The deadline to apply is April 6th, 2016. For more detail, see More information can be found at Call to Artists – Utility Box Wraps.
Hope Nicholson’s Bedside Press (publisher of Brok Windsor and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls) has announced that it will be publishing a prose anthology of new indigenous sci-fi stories that feature LGBT or two-spirited content. Artists will be paid $200 against royalties. Initial pitches are due March 30, 2016 with finished work due June 2016.
For more information, visit Bedside Press Submissions.
If you’re a published Canadian illustrator who’s passionate about creating works that will attract and captivate readers, your work could be featured in Vancouver Public Library’s new children’s book. At approximately 32 pages, this rhyming story is for families to read together – helping babies and toddlers to talk, sing, read, write, and play.
Deadline to submit a price quote for the project is March 9, 3:30 pm. See the Vancouver Public Library announcement for more information.
Pulp Literature is a Vancouver-based magazine that features fiction and poetry in a wide variety of genres, both regular prose and comics. They are accepting story submissions until the end of this month, so if you have a story you want them to take a look at, you should send it their way. For more information, visit the Pulp Literature submission guidelines and good luck!
The editors at Fresh Romance have announced on Twitter that they’re going to be really interested in looking at new stories in January and February, so if you have an idea to pitch for them, then now is a great time to send it their way. Fresh Romance is a digital romance comic magazine that explores a wide variety of romantic subgenres (everything from high school romance to science fiction) and relationships, appealing to a diverse readership. For more information, visit the Fresh Romance submission guidelines.
Room is a Canadian literary journal by women and about women. They are currently taking submissions for their latest issue: Canadian Gothic. Their submissions deadline is January 31st. Click here to read the submission guidelines for this issue.
I have been in contact with Room and while they have only accepted short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art in the past, they are now accepting comics as part of the submissions. They are not limiting the number of pages for the comics, but the maximum word count is 3500 words (if there are words). I don’t know what their requirements for page sizes are, so I recommend you contact them to find out more details.