CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission deadline: Friday June 10, 2011, 11PM PST. Email Submissions to [email protected]
The Cloudscape Comics Society is a British Columbia based non profit dedicated to supporting the comics community. We are currently calling for submissions to an ongoing comic magazine project that will be distributed digitally as an eBook and PDF.
About the Magazine
The theme of this magazine is comics by and about women. Both male and female comic artists may apply, but stories must feature a female protagonist. We are looking for a diversity of realistic and thematic portrayals of Women from any genre. Over-sexualized or objectified depictions of women will NOT be considered. All stories should be suited for teenagers and adults with no content that would be considered pornographic.
Our Comic Magazine will feature 12-20 artists doing stories in increments. This means you should have a long form story idea that you would like to publish over one or two years, and are sure you can maintain the update schedule, responsibilities and editorial process for that long. We are looking for long term, committed artists only.
The magazine will be sold and distributed digitally by Cloudscape Comics exclusively. Contributors will be compensated by Cloudscape from sales.
The release schedule for the magazine will be determined by the contributors and Cloudscape Comics together. We are aiming for Quarterly to Twice Yearly releases and thus are looking for artists that can complete 25-40 high quality B&W or colour pages in 3-6 months. The magazine will be edited and organized online, so people from all over the world may contribute.
We are looking for artists or artist-writer teams that want to be engaged and highly participatory in this project. We will be working on peer review and sharing of editorial duties, so people who are interested in helping the project succeed as a whole as well as contributing their own story are ideal. Artists and writers should be highly motivated, easy to communicate with online and willing to participate in our magazine’s forum. Applicants must be legal age to sign a contract in their place of residence (19 years old in British Columbia) or have a legal representative (parent, guardian) who has approved your participation.
The Cloudscape Comics Society has a mandate to support British Columbia based comic artists. As such, the majority of contributors to our magazine must be current or former residents of British Columbia, Canada. For example, if we have 20 contributors, 11 spots will be reserved for BC artists and 9 will be available to artists from elsewhere in the world.
Your submission must be for an English comic ranging from 100-200 pages long. You may submit completed work, work in progress, or concept ideas.
Submitting Completed Work:
Your submission email must include: Your full name, your current place of residence, your age, and primary email address where we can easily contact you.
Please include a link to all of your comic pages. Please don’t send them as an attachment, as 100 pages can take up a lot of space!
Please include a 300 word synopsis of your story and why you think it would suit our magazine.
Please include a list of other publications this specific comic has been or may be published in.
Submitting Work in Progress:
Your submission email must include: Your full name, your current place of residence, your age, and primary email address where we can easily contact you
Please include a link to finished comic pages as well as examples of partially completed pages and concept art (characters, landscapes, etc) specifically for that comic.
Please include a 300 word synopsis of your story, even for sections that haven’t been completed. We want to know where the story is going, and how it will end.
Please include a sentence or two about why you think it would suit our magazine.
Submitting Project Ideas (no comic pages yet completed):
Your submission email must include: your full name, your currently place of residence, your age, and primary email address where we can easily contact you.
Links to examples of your art, including sequential art pages and comics.
Please include a 300 word synopsis of your story, outlining the theme and storyline from beginning to end
Please include a sentence or two about why you think your story will suit our magazine.
All submissions must be emailed to [email protected] before Friday June 10, 2011, 11PM PST
If you have any questions, feel free to email them to me at the above address or post them here in the comments section.