Iron Circus

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.


Iron Circus seeking comics for new anthology on space travel

Iron Circus, creator of such classic comic anthologies as Sleep of Reason New World, and Tim’rous Beastie, has just announced a call for submissions for a new anthology:  FTL, Y’all: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive. This book will  feature stories that are “individual, creative interpretations of a universe where humanity has discovered how to build a faster-than-light engine for $200 in easily available parts. Space travel has been democratized, and the entire cosmos irrevocably changed.”

If your story is accepted, you will be paid $50/page. Deadline for all story proposals is September 15.  For more information, visit the FTL, Y’all website.


Iron Circus’ Tim’rous Beasties on Kickstarter

The latest anthology from prominent indie publisher Iron Circus has now begun its fundraiser. Tim’rous Beasties  is an anthology of animal stories in the style of Redwall, Watership Down, The Plague Dogs, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order. Check it out at the Tim’rous Beasties Kickstarter page. 


“Tim’rous Beastie” now open for submissions!

Tim'rous Beastie

Iron Circus (publishers of Sleep of Reason and New World) is now officially taking submissions for Tim’rous Beastie.

“A black-and-white comic anthology about small lives in a big, big world. This is an anthology by and for those of us who grew up inspired by Redwall, The Deptford Mice, Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order. We want to not only channel that inspiration into the medium of comics, but to approach familiar themes with fresh eyes. Featuring fantasy, urban fantasy, and sci-fi, Tim’rous Beastie aims to explore the potential of stories told from a scale that, while still very human, makes even the mundane aspects of human life seem gigantic.

Submissions will be open until January 1st. For more information, visit the Tim’rous Beastie tumblr.


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.


Kickstarter for "New World" anthology from Iron Circus

Iron Circus is currently in the middle of the Kickstarter for its latest comics anthology: New World — a 360-page black-and-white collection of fantasy and sci-fi comics about culture clash, what happens when civilizations meet. This anthology features stories by a wide variety of cartoonists, including prominent Cloudscape members Jonathon Dalton and Nina Matsumoto! To learn more about this intriguing anthology, visit the New World Kickstarter page.