Call For Submissions

Iron Circus has announced the topic for its next anthology

Tim'rous Beastie

Iron Circus Comics, known for its diverse range of indie comic anthologies (such as Sleep of Reason and New World), has announced the theme of its next book! Tim’rous Beastie will be a collection of animal adventure stories in the style of Redwall, Watership Down, Mouseguard, and other sagas of tiny critters on thrilling adventures in a big and dangerous world. They won’t be taking submissions until December 1st, so you have many months to brainstorm. For more information, visit the Tim’rous Beastie tumblr.


Writer looking for an Asian-Canadian comic artist 2

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], applications are still open.

Creators for Creators Comic Grant

Creators for Creators

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!


Beyond 2 is now accepting pitches!


Beyond was an anthology of queer-themed speculative fiction comics published in 2015 to wide acclaim, featuring a wide variety of stories starring LGBT characters on numerous worlds. Now Beyond 2 has been announced. The editors are interested in original urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic stories exploring, expressing, and including queer, trans, and genderqueer themes and characters. Adventures set in and around the end of the world, and hijinks surrounding city magic.
Submissions for story pitches (not completed scripts) will be open until April 5th. The anthology will pay $50/completed page. For more information, visit the Beyond 2 submissions.

Bedside Press seeking stories for Indigenous Sci-Fi anthology

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.

Vancouver Public Library needs an illustrator for a picture book

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 announces open call for submissions

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!

Fresh Romance Looking for New Stories

fresh romance

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.