Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Submissions: Women Creators Issue

IN A SINGLE BOUND # 3: ALL WOMAN (& WOMAN-IDENTIFIED) CREATORS ISSUE. BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND-BASED SUPERHERO STORIES. DEADLINE AUGUST 1st

Tarpe Mills, Marie Severin, Jackie Ormes and Ramona Fradon.

The third-issue of the Boston Comics Roundtable/Ninth Art Press’s In a Single Bound (“Superheroes for Greater Boston and Beyond!”) will be an all-women (and women-identified) creators issue. Otherwise, the criteria for contributors is the same as issues #1 & 2:

SUPERHERO STORIES

with as broad and flexible a definition of the genre as possible: tone can be deadly serious, flamboyantly silly, obscurely abstract, or anything in between.

SET IN BOSTON

or elsewhere in NEW ENGLAND, with specific local flavor and references and a strong sense of space enthusiastically encouraged.

CHARACTERS

must be original or public domain. (NOTE: Of course, the superheroes can be of any gender!!)

TONE

I personally encourage off-beat, quirky, alternative approaches to the genre. But that is up to you.

AGE

All-ages friendly. That said, it doesn’t have to be geared for kids. But nothing that a reasonable parent wouldn’t want their kids to lay eyes on.

LENGTH

1-6 pages.

BLACK AND WHITE, GRAY SCALE

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding format, image mode, etc.

SIZE

Safe image area: 6 x 9. For full bleeds, art should reach 6.875 ” x 10 .5” (This is for a standard comic book trim size of 6.625 X 10.25).

NOTES

Submit proposals, please, as soon as possible. We want to avoid any duplication of idea or setting. Script submissions are highly recommended.

Does “all women/woman-identified creators” mean NO male creators involved at all, or allow for male-female collaborations? Well: all woman creators would be preferable, but if a woman writer or artist must, or really wants to, work with a male collaborator, we won’t be

The primary purpose of the anthology is to showcase the work of BCR members, but non-members are welcome to submit as well. If we get too much work for one issue, we’ll just make more. The editorial policy is to encourage new creators, and our goal is to let all who want to take part be represented in the anthology (provided they meet the content and format specifications). Which is not a 100% guarantee , or anything… and expect editorial input!

At this point, unfortunately, it’s not economically feasible to pay contributors, since we want to put all income towards future anthologies. If we make TOO much money, this will be revisited.

And for those of you who identify as men, keep thinking of Boston superhero stories; we will return to our un-gendered policy with #4 (hopefully with men, women and everyone else taking part)!


In a Single Bound is published by Ninth Art Press, in conjunction with Boston Comics Roundtable (which is not a publishing entity). Ninth Art Press is solely responsible for whatever publishers are solely responsible for.

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