Call For Submissions


Creators for Creators $30,000 Comics Grant

The goal of the Creators for Creators $30,000 grant is to support original comics work from new creators. Applicants must have never had solo work published by a third-party publisher. Self-published work is acceptable, as is participation in anthologies, just not any non-anthology industry publication is unacceptable. This is a great opportunity for any comic creators working on a long-form graphic novel, and who wishes to break into the industry or have the resources to complete their magnum opus. To learn more about this exciting grant, visit the Comics for Creators website.

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InkBot: A Monthly Indie Comics Subscription Box

InkBot (www.inkbotcomics.com) is a monthly subscription service that aims to deliver small press and self-published comics directly to your door. They’re running a fundraiser on Indiegogo at the moment to fund their operation and take pre-orders. Unfortunately they don’t ship to Canada at the moment, only the US, so most of our readers won’t be able to take advantage of this. They are looking for small press and indie cartoonists to pitch them books to include in their list, however, and for that Canadians are eligible.

Right now they’ve got four days left and a long way to go to meet their target, which is too bad because it looks like a really cool project. If you’re a cartoonist looking to participate, maybe it’s worth contacting them regardless. If this campaign doesn’t succeed, hopefully they’ll find a way to bring it back in another form. Here’s the link! And if you’re an American craving indie comics, get on this now! Miracles can still happen.

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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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