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Call for Submissions: Book Smugglers Looking for Short Stories about "First Contact"

book smugglers

Book Smugglers Publishing is an online speculative fiction publisher currently looking for various short stories (pure prose, not comics), that revolve around the theme of “first contact.” These can be SF stories of explorers on alien worlds, but Book Smugglers encourages authors to subvert the theme, adapting it to other connotations and genres within the speculative fiction umbrella. The more unusual the perspective, the better.

All story submissions should be previous unpublished tales 1,500-17,500 words in length. The deadline for all submissions is December 31st, 2014. Writers will be paid $0.06 per word to a maximum of $500. For more information, visit the First Contact call for submissions.

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10 days left to submit to "Epic Canadiana #2"!

Calling all Canadian comic creators! If you are interested in being a part of #2 of Cloudscape’s Canadian superhero anthology, you have less than two weeks to put together a pitch! The deadline is August 18, so get to work! Your country needs you!

For more information, view “Epic Canadiana #2” is Go! and good luck!

By the way, if you are an artist potentially interested in drawing someone else’s story, please let us know. We have already have several compelling stories in search of the right artist to illustrate them.


Call for Submissions: The Chinese Students Soccer Club Project

Chinese Soccer Club

 

There’s a new call for comic submissions that focuses on a intriguing element of local history. The Chinese Students Soccer Team of the 1920s and 30s played in soccer leagues all over Greater Vancouver despite the racism towards Chinese-Canadians that was sadly prominent at the time. If you like period pieces, and are interested in contributing to a multi-cultural project that explores an important part of Vancouver history, visit the Chinese Students Soccer Club Project on Facebook or contact them directly [email protected]


Call for Submissions: Jill Trent, Science Sleuth

Jill Trent, Science Sleuth

Superdames! is a blog that posts images of various  classic comic heroines and they’ve just announced that they’re going to publish an anthology comic starring Golden Age heroine Jill Trent, Science Sleuth! This plucky scientist turned adventurer will be featured in five stories, and for that, Superdames! is looking for four writers and five artists to contribute! Deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2014. For full information, visit the Jill Trent call for submissions.


Comic Creator Nate Cosby Looking for Artists and Writers 2

Comics creator Nate Cosby, who, among others, wrote the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated Cow Boy at Archaia, Buddy Cops at Dark Horse, and Pigs at Image, is currently looking for writers and artists for an unstated project. To get his attention, respond to Nate Cosby on Twitter at NateCosBoom with a link to your portfolio, using either the hashtag #WritersHunt or #ArtistHunt.


"Blood Root" magazine looking for comic submissions

Blood Root anthology

Blood Root is a new comic anthology magazine looking for stories that involve ghosts, myths, psychological horror, and other strange happenings. They’re interested in comics featuring a wide variety of cultures, individuals, and relationships. The magazine pays $500 for each story and is asking for pitches rather than completed stories, which means you’ll only need to start drawing once they tell you they want to publish it.

For more information, view the Blood Root announcement.


DC Comics Call for Submissions

Break into Comics with Harley Quinn

DC Comics, they of Superman and Batman fame, have announced a general call for artist submissions. They want a new artist to illustrate a single-page story in the upcoming Harley Quinn #0. The big companies, such as Marvel and DC, rarely offer open calls, so this potentially could be a very good and rare opportunity for an artist seeking to break into that aspect of the comics industry. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

The script for this single-page story has received a lot of controversy as it features Harley Quinn attempting to commit suicide in various exaggerated manners and the final image is her having a bath. It would be up to each artist’s personal judgement on whether this is something they would be comfortable drawing.

“Harley Quinn is no stranger to a little breaking and entering for a good time and now, she’s going to help one talented artist break into comics with DC Entertainment’s Open Talent Search. That’s right, we’re looking for someone to draw one page of HARLEY QUINN #0 alongside some of comic’s most amazing talents, including Amanda Conner, Paul Pope, Bruce Timm, and a few other surprises, maybe even you!!

Beginning this November, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be writing the madcap adventures of Harley Quinn and they’ll need all the help they can get to handle her, so they’re opening the invitation to one undiscovered talent to join them. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be published in this special issue, then put on your working hat and start drawing now, because an opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often.”

For more information, visit Break into Comics with Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is no stranger to a little breaking and entering for a good time and now, she’s going to help one talented artist break into comics with DC Entertainment’s Open Talent Search. That’s right, we’re looking for someone to draw one page of HARLEY QUINN #0 alongside some of comic’s most amazing talents, including Amanda Conner, Paul Pope, Bruce Timm, and a few other surprises, maybe even you!!

Beginning this November, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be writing the madcap adventures of Harley Quinn and they’ll need all the help they can get to handle her, so they’re opening the invitation to one undiscovered talent to join them. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be published in this special issue, then put on your working hat and start drawing now, because an opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often. 

– See more at: http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151#sthash.45t8C4pL.dpuf


Calling All Canadian Heroes!

Cloudscape wants YOU for All-Canadian Comics, an anthology of Canadian-focused heroism, many inspired by classic Canadian comics from the Golden Age of Comic Books. Many of the characters in this anthology will be superheroes, those with special powers or skills who have adopted larger-than-life personas to confront injustice and evil. However, other kinds of Canadians heroes will also be featured: adventurers, explorers, men and women of exceptional character and dedication. Stories that deal with various Canadian social issues or minorities (ethnic or psychological) are encouraged, as are stories that explore what it means to be Canadian or what it means to be a hero.

This will be an on-line publication in “ebook” format, so no physical books will be produced. Contributors will keep the rights to their individual characters and stories. Contributors will not be paid an initial fee for their story, but will receive a percentage of the ebook sales.

Deadline for initial character submissions and story profiles will be May 5.

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Calling All Canadian Heroes! Your Country Needs You!

Cloudscape wants YOU for All-Canadian Comics, an anthology of Canadian-focused heroism inspired by classic Canadian comics from the Golden Age of Comic Books. Many of the characters in this anthology will be superheroes, those with special powers or skills skills who have adopted larger-than-life personas to confront injustice and evil. However, other kinds of Canadians heroes will also be featured: adventurers, explorers, men and women of exceptional character and dedication. Stories that deal with various Canadian social issues or minorities (ethnic or psychological) are encouraged, as are stories that explore what it means to be Canadian or what it means to be a hero.

The exact format of All-Canadian Comics has not yet been selected. The amount of people who are interested in contributing to the project will greatly determine this. One thing that has already been decided is that the anthology will be an “ebook” publication, so no physical books will be produced.

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Call for submissions- the Giants of Main Street Bestiary

For our upcoming “urban fantasy” comics anthology, Giants of Main Street, Cloudscape is looking to include a bestiary of fantastical urban creatures at the back of the book. This is a terrific opportunity for existing contributors and for other NEW artists to contribute to the book. We are looking for finished art, inspired by the examples below, but with your own unique twist on the concept. Think of it as a detailed drawing created in the field as part of a catalog of newly discovered creatures inhabiting a city in a fantasy world. Each creature should fit within 6.25 inches wide by 4.875 inches tall including ample space for text notes around the creature. It should be sans background and float on 100% white (If you need advice on how to get that pure digital white, just ask!). Submissions should be 300dpi greyscale.

Each creature should be accompanied by two to five point form notes or sentences about the creature’s physical attributes, lifestyle, or character. Keep these separate from the illustration because the editors will be reworking your words (and writing up the final copy) to give the bestiary a feeling of unity. Also include the approximate size of your creature because we are going to have a size comparison chart, like you see in dinosaur books or whatever. Don’t forget to name your creature.

Submissions can be sent to Jonathon at comm(at)cloudscapecomics(dot)com, as can any questions you may have.

As usual, we can only accept submissions from artists who have lived or currently live in British Columbia, or from existing Cloudscape members. The deadline for submissions is August 3rd.