Iron Circus Comics, who previously published The Sleep of Reason horror anthology, has now set its sights on science fiction and fantasy:
“New World is a black-and-white sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology set to debut in the spring of 2015. Iron Circus Comics is currently seeking 8–10 submissions with the theme of exploration, colonization, conquest, assimilation, ‘going native,’ appropriation, imperialism, strained relations… essentially, what happens when mutually un-contacted cultures, continents, and species collide. We want your strangest stories about situations where characters are encountering—and having to deal with—the alien…. Stories about adventure, romance, mystery, slice-of-life—just about anything is okay, as long as it’s rooted in what happens when different peoples, species, or worlds intersect.”
Right now they’re looking for a story overview, which includes the premise, page page (between 3 and 20 black-and-white pages), and summarized plot. The deadline for this stage is November 20th, 2014.
New World will pay a $50/page rate, plus ten contributor’s copies per creator and the perpetual right to buy copies of the anthology for 50% off the cover price for as long as the comic is in print. There will also be a bonus for all contributors if the Kickstarter campaign does really well.
For more information, visit the New World Submission Guidelines.