Call For Submissions

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Currently Running Anthologies

Here’s a shortlist of some comic anthologies currently open for submissions:

AUGMENTED: (PAID) a full color sci-fi/cyberpunk anthology that examines the way that our increasingly dependent relationship with technology will shape our governments, our livelihoods, and our own bodies in the years to come. Accepting pitches for 2-10 page stories. Deadline: March 12th

Dirty Diamonds: (PAID) An all girls semi-autobiographical comics anthology centering on the theme of death, darkness, closure, endings, passing, finality, loss, silence, mortality, rest, rebirth. Accepting proposals for 2-4 page stories. Deadline: May 31st



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New Iron Circus anthology: “You Died”

Iron Circus, publisher of such classic indie anthologies as the horror-themed Sleep of Reason and the science fiction FTL, Y’All, has announced a call for submissions for a new anthology: You Died.

You Die is for the dreams, stories and fears humanity has surrounding what happens to us after death. Ancient lore of what awaits the dead, personal tales of what people have experienced, our favorite and hoped-for post-life scenarios, the dread of the unknown, and the acceptance of the inevitable. It’s a death-positive examination—and even celebration—of a universal human experience.”

The anthology is looking for comics in numerous styles: adaptions of death myths, fictional stories of people confronting mortality, autobiographical pieces, and even non-fiction about different death-related themes.

The anthology pays $50/a page. The deadline for all pitch submissions is February 28. For more information, read the You Died call for submissions.

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Life Finds a Way needs Artists! 

The Cloudscape post-apocalyptic anthology Life Finds a Way needs artists, and we are putting out an All-Call for artists to work with our contributors.
If you are interested in working with us, please email the editors at lifefindsawayanthology(at) gmail (dot) com with your name, contact information, and some samples of your artwork. Any questions can be directed at the above address.

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Local Haunts: Strange Stories from Our Hometowns

Call for submission for a new comics anthology. Local Haunts will focus on obscure creepy stories from the cartoonists’ own community: “ghost, cryptid, and spooky stories from hometowns around the world. A ghostly figure that haunts the town’s oldest graveyard, the house everyone knows to avoid, the trails no one takes after dark… we want the stories no one outside your hometown really knows about, but should.”

Do you know of a good local ghost or monster story that you think more people should know about? Then visit the Local Haunts website for more information and check out @localhauntsbook on Twitter. Deadline for all pitch submissions is September 25.

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New Cloudscape Anthology: Life Finds a Way

We are Cloudscape are excited to announce the open call for submissions to our next comics anthology: Life Finds a Way. We will be accepting submissions between July 15th, 2018 and Sept. 31st, 2018. Production of the finished comics will take place between Oct. 1, 2018 and Mar. 30, 2019, and the final product will pay $50/page.

  • Have you ever wanted to know what happens to the people who survive the apocalypse?
  • Have you ever wondered where those survivors get their food?
  • How they rediscover old technologies or create new technology never seen before?
  • Have you ever wished apocalyptic fiction focused a little more on hope, and less on horror?

Life Finds a Way is a comic anthology about post-apocalyptic stories and the hope for tomorrow. Post-apocalyptic fiction as a genre is focused on the horror of humanity’s struggle to survive day-to-day in a shattered world, but rarely touches on the more human aspects of life after society as we know it has fallen. The Life Finds a Way anthology offers a breath of fresh air in the genre, focusing not on gritty realism and tragic misanthropy, but on the real human stories of love, family, courage, and hope despite the circumstances of a changed world.

This anthology will give artists and writers a chance to explore the ways in which people have protected, nurtured, and developed their new communities, as well as highlighting the adaptable resilience of humanity. This does not mean that everything has to be easy for our protagonists – the world has fallen apart, after all, and it will not be rebuilt in a single lifetime – but these stories should show that progress is possible, even if it is as small as tending a garden in an underground shelter. Life, after all, always finds a way.

For more information, visit the Life Finds a Way  page. We look forward to learning about your futures.

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Sell your comics on the Cloudscape online store

Not only does our store feature numerous anthologies and graphic novels published by us, but we also sell other graphic novels by our members. We handle all the shipping for the books and only take 30% of the profits for the copies we sell. We already feature Wei Li’s Lotus Root Children and Jade McGilvray’s The Ambassador, but we’re always looking for more. If you are a BC artist interested in being featured on the Cloudscape store and think your work would be a good fit, contact us at [email protected]

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Cloudscape wants to publish your graphic novels

Remember, if you have a great idea for a new comic, then Cloudscape’s interested! We have already published a wide variety of books in numerous genres, everything from horror to children’s humour to fantasy to autobiography, and we’re always looking for more. If there’s a graphic novel you have written or a comics anthology you want to edit, visit our submission guidelines at https://www.cloudscapecomics.com/publishing/ to organize your pitch and send it our way.
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Artist calls from the city of Vancouver

Two artist calls from the city of Vancouver have just been announced:

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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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