Weekly Roundup – February 10, 2017

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Hello! Welcome again to another Weekly Roundup. In the Weekly Roundup, I provide links and summarized information about the crowdfunded projects, creator opportunities, and resources that have caught my eye over the week. I hope you enjoy!

As a note: I am not sponsored by any company, group, or individual listed below or elsewhere on this site unless otherwise listed.


Helping Others

Are you a US resident wondering what to do about recent executive orders, gag orders, cabinet confirmations, and the future of your country? Sign up with 5calls.org to find out who to call about specific, pressing issues and what to say. Countable is also an informative resource (though I’ve personally been having issues with the app).

Here’s a free, open source Resistance Manual.

Looking for inspiration or encouragement? Check out the #smallacts hashtag on twitter. Thank you Celeste Ng for encouraging such an awesome movement!

Here is a list of some charities and nonprofits to donate to. Thanks Christina!

Here is a list of inclusive volunteer positions organized by state.

If you are a trans person in need of legal assistance, check translawhelp.org for pro bono services in your state.

If you need to talk to someone or otherwise vent, please utilize this list of help hotlines.

Take care and take your time. Your work is more important than ever. Thank you for sharing your originality and openness with the world. You bring light to the days of others, and it is so, so appreciated.


Awards

Winners were announced for StArt Faire’s Excellence in Webcomics Awards. See the winners here and listen to the related podcast here!

The 2017 Glyph Comic Awards is accepting submissions of Black-themed work until February 17. Submission eligibility is defined as follows:

The Committee defines Black-themed work as any comic with any combination of the following: a Black protagonist(s), or at least a Black character(s) pivotal to the direction of the story; a setting(s) or a theme(s) that explores the Black experience within the United States and/or abroad, past, present, and/or future; and/or a comic of any kind written and/or illustrated by a Black creator(s).

– (source)

Qualified voters can select up to 4 people for the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Awards. Here are the bios and some works of the nominated artists. Voting is open until March 10.

Entries from publishers and creators are now being accepted for the 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Submit by March 24 to be considered.

The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is also accepting nominations until April 7. Vote for your favorite comic book retailer to thank them for contributing to the awesome world of comics.

The Barbara Laronde Award is accepting nominations of self-identified indigenous female emerging artists living in Northern Ontario until May 1.


Crowdfunded Projects

undercities

Undercities: A Short Story Anthology is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing. Undercities features over 300 pages of written urban fantasy stories from LGBTQIA+ authors and authors of color. Although the Kickstarter has reached goals, stretch goals include additional payment for the creators involved. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, an enamel pin, bookmarks, and prints. The Kickstarter ends February 15.


chameleon

Chameleon Pens Color Tops is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of its new Color Top line. Chameleon Pens take the guesswork out of blending alcohol markers and the new refillable tops allow you to blend complementary colors and different values of similar hues. Tier options include the new Color Tips, Color Tips refills, Chameleon Pens themselves, blender and detail pens, Color Tones colored pencils, and storage cases. The Kickstarter ends February 17.


lovedebut

Love Debut! Graphic Novel is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of its softcover print edition graphic novel. Love Debut! is a story about two young musicians who find love, trust, and empowerment through each other and their music. Tier options include PDF and print editions of the book, a bookmark, a print set, stickers, an acrylic charm, a character cameo, and a thank you sketch. The Kickstarter ends February 24.


mdtiab

My Dad Thinks I’m A Boy?! A Trans-Positive Children’s Book is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of 3000 hardcover copies of the book. The story aims to empower trans kids and deliver a body-positive message. This will be Sophie’s third children’s book, and the third centered on characters who are trans. Tier options include PDF and hard cover copies of the book, Sophie’s previous books and comics, a set of postcards, translation services, and a book reading. The Kickstarter ends February 26.


blackcomix

BLACK COMIX RETURNS – African American Comic Art and Culture is running a Kickstarter to fund the printing and production of BLACK COMIX RETURNS, a reprisal of 2010’s previously successful and now out-of-print BLACK COMIX. BLACK COMIX RETURNS intends to involve at least 50 black artists and writers and 144 pages of content, though stretch goals will push the book to 100 contributors with 200 total pages. Tier options include a digital copy of BLACK COMIX, digital and physical copies of BLACK COMIX RETURNS, postcards, prints, and a t-shirt. The Kickstarter ends March 5.


magicalboybasil

Magical Boy Basil #1 is running a Kickstarter to fund the printing of its first issue. Magical Boy Basil is an LGBT webcomic about undercover teenage magicians who fight monsters. The print edition of issue #1 will feature 24 full-color comic pages and 8 pages of bonus content. Tier options include PDF and print editions of the comic, a fold-out poster, prints, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on March 6.


tokyodemons

Tokyo Demons: The Complete Series is running a Kickstarter to fund the physical production of its third and final volume. Tokyo Demons, a character-driven urban fantasy, tells the story of a group of teenagers and the adults who help them navigate through an international underground power struggle. Inspired by Japanese light novels, each chapter features an original illustration by Devil’s Candy artist Rem. Tier options include digital desktop wallpapers, postcards, a dakimakura, and digital, physical, or audio copies of the novels. The Kickstarter ends on March 7.


spidersilk

Spidersilk Comic Volume 2 is running a Kickstarter to fund the printing of the comic’s second volume. Spidersilk tells a story of loss, isolation, friendship, and found family through Prentice, and ex-soldier who attempts to find his home in a guild of thieves. Tier options include a digital wallpaper, digital and physical copies of the volume, character charms, mini prints, sticker packs, gift bags, a fur collar, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on March 9.


tabulaidem

Tabula Idem: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of its 240+ page book of comics and tarot cards. The anthology features black and white comics featuring diverse characters and inclusive stories in a wide variety of genres. Tier options include a digital wallpaper pack, digital and physical copies of the book, a tarot deck, a bookmark, a bookplate, postcards, tea, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on March 9.


zambi

Zambicandy is running a Kickstarter to fund the production of 4 enamel pins featuring a mermaid, a sea unicorn, a star unicorn, and a centaur. The Kickstarter ends March 10.


blerdcon

BlerDCon: Diverse Anime, Cosplay, Comics, Gaming & Geek Con is running a Kickstarter to help provide additional content, guests, panelists, and performers to their 24-hour convention. The convention itself is already funded thanks to a partnership with EMConsultants, LLC., but additional funding via the Kickstarter will help BlerDCon further its efforts to include veteran, disabled, LGBTQ+, and international fans, as well as advocacy and support groups. The Kickstarter ends on March 19.


Creative Opportunities

General

Check the Lemma Soft Forums for paid work related to visual novel and game development, including project management, illustration, voice acting work, animation, music composition, writing, coding, and more.

SXSW Create has space available for companies with a focus on 3D printing, drones, biohacking, hardware, science, technology, bio-art, hacker/maker spaces, robots, STEAM, or artists. Underwritten space is available for educators, amateur innovators/makers, early stage startup companies, or other members of the maker and creative community.

Thank you, Tanya D., for this awesome list of POC, LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, trans, woman-identifying, or otherwise marginalized creators! If you’re a marginalized creator, sign yourself up here!

Animation

Cleaversoft is looking for an animator to create simple character animations like this one. Email mattahan [at] gmail [dot] com with your samples.

DoubleStallion is accepting applications for 2D VFX animators and programmers.

Here is a survey for Women Professionals in AnimationIf you work in animation and identify as a woman, please submit your anonymous information to this survey to inform and assist current and future animators.

You can find a directory of currently open animation jobs at animatedjobs.com! Companies like DHX Media, DisneyNickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and others have a number of open full-time, part-time, freelance, and remote positions available, including those in social media, editing, and teaching.

Comics, Illustration, and More

SpiderForest has applications open to join their comic collective from February 1 to February 18! Comic collectives are a great way for webcomic creators to support each other, so if you feel like it’s a fit, please apply! Here are some tips for those considering applying.

The Feminist Comic Network is accepting comic proposals for their first zine until today, February 10. The zine is not for profit, and contributors will receive a copy as well as a master print for printing and selling copies.

Applications are open for WTF Now?, a zine intended as A Guide to Post-Election America, until today, February 10. The final zine will be 24 pages with digital copies available for free, with an option to donate to the ACLU.

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is accepting submissions until February 12. Artists whose applications are accepted will be paid $250 for their commissioned work.

The Muslim Ban Zine is accepting submissions until February 12. The zine will be collected into a PDF and sold on Gumroad, with all proceeds donated to the ACLU.

The Voltron AU Zine is accepting applications until February 12. No information provided about payment or distribution.

Threadless is accepting submissions to their cubism contest until February 13. They also have a glitch contest accepting submissions until February 20. You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

The Silent Manga Audition is holding an “extra” round titled Kumamoto Round 2017. The theme is “to bring as much smiles and laughter” to the people of Kumamoto, an island affected by the earthquakes in April 2016. Submit a 5-17 page comic by February 15 for the chance to win a trip to Japan, attendance at workshops, and a SEJ011 watch.

The Oakland Public Library is hosting a library card art contest with entries due February 17.

Illustrated submissions for Bang*Bang 65 are due by February 18. Special Issue #12 illustrations are due by March 18. (These are unpaid opportunities for participation in NSFW 18+ fiction e-magazines)

Let’s Relate! Zine is accepting submissions until February 25. Submissions of poetry, comics, illustrations, and more are acceptable, but must be from a person with a nonbinary gender identity. All proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

Applications for the 2017 Adobe Creative Residency program are open until February 26. Six residents from the US, Germany, and Canada will be selected. Check here for more information and here to start your application.

Another Closet, a collection of poetry, fiction, comics, and essays by queer + trans folks and/or survivors living with addiction, is accepting submissions until February 28. Anonymity can be requested.

Dirty Diamonds is accepting submissions from women to their 8th collection on Sex: Thoughts Behind the Act. Applications are due by February 28. Production, promotion, distribution, and compensation to be paid for with a Kickstarter campaign in the spring.

Hellcat Press is accepting applications for their upcoming Tales from the Public Domain anthology until February 28. Creative teams will be paid $20 for up to ten pages of  black and white work and will retain copyright of their work.

The Lehzin Comic World Comic Contest is accepting submissions until February 28. A grand prize winner will receive $100,000, a second place winner will receive $20,000, and 10 third place winners will receive $3000. All winners will receive Clip Studio Paint software. Comics of all genres and ratings are accepted. Read the submission guidelines for more information.

StArtFaire‘s submissions deadline for Issue 12 is February 28! Submit comics, advertising, or writing for free.

The DC Comics Artists Workshop is accepting applications until March 1. Selected participants will attend a 2 week course and master classes designed to perfect their portfolios for consideration to DC Comics.

Issue 5 of The Strumpet is accepting submissions on the theme of “Origin Story” until March 1. First-time contributors may submit up to 3 pages of comics; past contributors, up to 6. The Strumpet will pay $10/page for a 6-month license fee. First-time contributors will receive two copies of the issue; prior contributors will receive three.

Udon is accepting fanart submissions for Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers to be published in a future comic series. No rewards are shown outside of publication. Submit by March 1.

A Fullmetal Alchemist Charity Zine is accepting applications through March 5. All Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU, and contributors will receive a free copy of the zine.

Passion Fruit Anthology, a queer erotica anthology to be released by Beyond Press, is accepting submissions until March 7. Selected contributors will be paid $50/page for up to 18 pages of black and white comics. More information can be found here.

Run! A Multifandom Charity Zine is accepting submissions. Final pieces are due March 12. All proceeds from the sale of this digital zine will go towards the organizer’s Bostom Marathon charity Team for Kids.

Built on Strange Ground is accepting pitches consisting of creepy, eerie, and strange nonfiction personal accounts. Selected contributors will be paid $50/page. Submit by March 15 for consideration.

The IUD Zine is accepting submissions until March 15. Any person of any gender with any kind of experience with IUDs of any variety are welcome to submit. The zine is not for profit and will be available for free online.

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on Hauntings until March 27. They also have a call for submissions for an issue on aliens due by April 27 and an issue on puppets and dolls due by May 27.

Empire of Lies: An Anti-Trump Art Zine is accepting submissions until March 31. The zine will be sold digitally, with proceeds donated to IPPF (the International Planned Parenthood Federation).

The Silent Manga Audition announced its seventh run of its worldwide dialogue-free comic competition. The theme is “unforgettable taste.” Entries are due by March 31.

The Trans Lifeline Benefit Anthology is accepting submissions of writing and illustration. Stories must be fanwork for a work in the public domain and have a hopeful or happy ending. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Trans Lifeline. Submissions are due by March 31.

Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic that previously published Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, Jeff Smith’s Bone, and Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet, is accepting submissions for graphic novelists creating works for children and teens. Visit their site for more information. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Resist! Volume 2 is accepting submissions for their not for profit zine until May, though artists are encouraged to submit early and often. The first volume was distributed for free at inauguration protests, but the second volume will be available for a low cost at bookstores and comic stores nationwide, with plans to make copies available to schools and libraries. Women, minorities, and international artists are encouraged to submit.

Submissions for 2017’s If Anthology are open. The theme is “crime” and the soft deadline is May 1. Contributors will be compensated with 1 book per page.

The Yaoi Army is accepting submissions for a BL anthology with the theme “Life and Death” until May 3. Illustrators will receive $250 and comic artists will be paid $20/page if the Kickstarter funds.

Lilies Anthology is accepting submissions for their third issue until May 25. Check out the recently released issue 2 or issue 1.

Rebel Mountain Press is accepting submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork from LGBTQ2 people living in Canada. Submissions are due by June 30.

Taking the Lane #15: True Trans Bike Rebel is accepting submissions of short fiction (500-2500 words), illustrations, and photography until July 1. Payment to be split among contributors after the zine is crowdfunded.


Argot Magazine is seeking written and illustrated submissions about queer and marginalized experiences. Click here for more on their mission as well as their pay rates.

Double Fine is accepting applications for environment artists, technical artists, art directors, and more.

Facebook Stickers is looking for artists to create more stickers for their messenger.

The Fair Page Rates annual survey is live! If you’ve worked professionally as a comic artist this year, fill out the survey to help inform yourself and other artists in the future.

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials. Here’s one for artwork created using Strathmore materials (ends March 5), one for ArtBites canvas panels (ongoing), a self portrait contest (ends April 30), and ongoing contests/giveaways for how much you’ve saved at Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, sharing a photo of a button given with orders over $25,  and explaining why you use Jerry’s Art-A-Rama.

Lore Lush Publishing is accepting applications for cover artists.

Steve Morris will feature your comics-related Kickstarter or your tips as an indie creator on ComicsAlliance! Email steve [at] comicsalliance.com.

#WebComicChat is seeking volunteer artists for their weekly Twitter chats. Apply here to be assigned a topic and have your artwork featured!

Check out Arts for LA or College Art Opportunities for more exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities. See Find Anthologies for a list of anthologies with open submissions and to submit anthologies of your own. Check Comic Ops to see opportunities specifically for comic creators.

Conventions and Events

Con or Bust has free tickets available for people of color for a number of upcoming conventions, including StokerCon, MidSouthCon, and Norwescon.

GeekGirlCon is looking for volunteers to help plan next year’s convention. Check the site for open positions, or sign up for the mailing list to hear more!

San Jose Zine Con is accepting vendor applications and volunteer applications for their February 12 event. If you’re in the area, check it out and support indie comics!

The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) is accepting exhibitor applications until February 15.

The SPX Table Lottery is open through February 24.

San Japan’s artist alley table signup will open on February 26 at 5:30PM CST. Tables are first come, first served.

SPE@K!, the Small Press Expo at Kankakee, has table registration open until February 28.

Clexacon is accepting artist alley applications for their convention in early March.

Women in Comics Con 2017 is accepting vendor applications for their March 25 convention in New York.

ICE CREAM 2017, The Iowa City Expo for Comics and Real Eclectic Alternative Media, is currently accepting applications for table space for the event on April 8.

Follow Con_Calendar on Twitter or download the ConCon app to stay updated on convention schedules!

Design

dtwps, creator of #TransLawHelp, is looking for a WOC to design the logo and website for their company.

Paige is looking for a graphic designer to create a logo for her upcoming dating sim game.

Mentorships

The Representation Matters Mentorship Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis from self-identified people of color interested in the publishing industry. Mentorships will last 6 months, with a minimum of one session every two months.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

Applications for the 2017 Adobe Creative Residency program are open until February 26. Six residents from the US, Germany, and Canada will be selected. Check here for more information and here to start your application.

Check out Arts for LA or College Art Opportunities for exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities.

Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants

Here’s a list of 102 college and graduate scholarships available for women of color!

The Emerging Writer Fellowship is accepting applications until March 1. One applicant will attend a combination of seminars and multiweek classes as well as the 2017 and 2018 Muse and the Marketplace conference.

The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is accepting applications until March 1. Grants will be awarded to a successful applicant in order to assist in the publication and promotion of LGBTQIA+ comics. The recipient will be announced at a panel at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, California.

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship is accepting applications until March 1. Recipients will receive a $20,000 stipend, work space, and housing. Fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, with a one-year term for visual artists and a two-year term for writers.

GLAADGrants has applications open to film producers until March 24. Awards of either $2500 or $5000, social media support, and mentorships will be provided to recipients of the grant.

Check out Arts for LA or College Art Opportunities for exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities.

Teaching

Columbus College of Art and Design is hiring a Comics Illustration Assistant Professor, among other faculty and staff positions.

Sign up to teach at Skillshare to earn royalties based on the premium member students in your class. See here for additional information.

Typesetting

Digital Manga has positions open for freelance manga letterers.

Voice Acting

Check the Casting Call Club and Voice Acting Alliance for more voice acting and audio opportunities.

Writing and Editing

Written submissions for Bang*Bang 65 are due by February 14. Written submissions for Special Issue #12 are due March 14. (These are unpaid opportunities for participation in NSFW 18+ fiction e-magazines)

People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories, which recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, is seeking additional submissions of sci-fi and fantasy stories under 7000 words. Submit by February 15 for consideration.

WisCon is seeking academic proposals for the convention’s academic programming. Submit by February 23 for consideration.

Let’s Relate! Zine is accepting submissions until February 25. Submissions of poetry, comics, illustrations, and more are acceptable, but must be from a person with a nonbinary gender identity, whatever that means for you.

Another Closet, a collection of poetry, fiction, comics, and essays by queer + trans folks and/or survivors living with addiction, is accepting submissions until February 28. Anonymity can be requested.

On She Goes is looking for pitches from women of color for their Spring 2017 issue. The theme is “We Belong Here” and should involve the experience of traveling as a woman of color. Apply by February 28 for consideration for this paid opportunity.

Sapphire Books has an open call for submissions for stories from 1500-5000 words involving lesbians and long distance relationships. Contributors will be paid $50 and will receive a copy of the book. Submit by February 28 for consideration.

Stripes Publishing is accepting submissions from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds for an anthology of fiction and poetry for young adults titled A Change Is Gonna Come. Submissions are due by February 28.

The Emerging Writer Fellowship is accepting applications until March 1. One applicant will attend a combination of seminars and multiweek classes as well as the 2017 and 2018 Muse and the Marketplace conference.

Impossible Archetype is accepting international submissions of LGBTQIA+ poetry in English for their inaugural issue. Submissions close March 1. See guidelines here.

Arsenika is open for fiction, poetry, and artwork submissions through March 15. Payment for accepted submissions is $0.01 per word, with a minimum of $5. Read here for more information.

Best Gay Stories 2017 and Wilde Life 2017 are seeking submissions of fiction featuring men and transmen who identify as gay. Stories must have been previously published in 2016. Please submit stories that are 12,000 words or less. Submit by March 15 for consideration.

Built on Strange Ground is accepting pitches consisting of creepy, eerie, and strange nonfiction personal accounts. Submit by March 15 or consideration.

WisCon 41 is seeking submissions for its Souvenir Book. Submit essays of 500 to 1000 words describing topics both historic and current that are relevant to the WisCon community. Writers will be paid $20 upon publication. Submit by March 15.

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 2 is accepting submissions until March 20.

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on Hauntings until March 27. They also have a call for submissions for an issues on aliens due by April 27 and an issue on puppets and dolls due by May 27.

From March 1 to March 31, the DC Comic Writers Workshop will accept applications. Those accepted will receive access to a 13-week video workshop to help develop a portfolio with writing for DC Comics.

Metaphysical Circus Press is accepting applications from Native American or otherwise indigenous writers for their New Voices contest through March 31, 2017. Here’s a guide on their desired style and content.

NineStar Press is seeking submissions for a lesbian paranormal – werewolves, vampires, mythical creatures – anthology. Submissions are due by March 31. NineStar Press also has ongoing submissions open for LGBTQA+ romance fiction, literary novels, and erotica shorts.

Queer Pack is seeking submissions of positive queer stories between 5000 and 6000 words for their Queerly Loving Anthology. Stories by cis men are not accepted. Submit by March 31 for consideration.

The Trans Lifeline Benefit Anthology is accepting submissions of writing and illustration. Stories must be fanwork for a work in the public domain and have a hopeful or happy ending. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Trans Lifeline. Submissions are due by March 31.

The Enough/Enough Anthology is accepting submissions from trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault through April 30. Resources for survivors are also linked here.

Rebel Mountain Press is accepting submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and artwork from LGBTQ2 people living in Canada. Submissions are due by June 30.

Taking the Lane #15: True Trans Bike Rebel is accepting submissions of short fiction (500-2500 words), illustrations, and photography until July 1. Payment to be split among contributors after the zine is crowdfunded.


Anime Feminist is looking for contributors in the upcoming year. Read here for more information. Article writers will generally be paid $50 per article.

Argot Magazine is seeking written and illustrated submissions about queer and marginalized experiences. Click here for more on their mission as well as their pay rates.

Online monthly magazine The Dark is accepting submissions from 2000 to 6000 words in length. Encouraged genres include horror and dark fantasy, but graphic, violent horror is not desired. Payment is $0.03/word for up to 6000 words. Republishing payment is $0.01/word.

Everyday Feminism is looking for an Editor for a remote position.

Geeks of Color is looking for news reporters to contribute two stories per week.

Girls Like Comics is looking for contributors for their relaunch!

Hello Equality is seeking trans and POC writers for their website. Speak on issues related to LGBTQ+ people, feminism, or pop culture topics.

Random House’s digital-only imprint Hydra has open submissions for completed works in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror categories. There is no word count limit for submissions, but full-length works of 40,000 words or more are preferred. Accepted writers will be assigned to a Random House editor, marketer, and publicist. Response time is usually 2-4 weeks.

Kotaku and Deadspin are hiring a Senior Writer and a Staff Writer for full-time, remote positions covering esports.

Lillium Publishing is accepting fiction manuscripts, either standalone books or series, in a number of genres, including urban romance and erotica.

Lore Lush Publishing is accepting manuscript submissions in a number of genres. Diverse and inclusive works are prioritized. They also have open positions for editors, publicists, and more.

The Mary Sue is looking for new contributors, particularly those with opinions on the current sociopolitical climate.

NerdyPOC is looking for experienced writers for commentary on pop culture. Expected submission is once every one or two weeks.

Pink Narcissus Press is seeking complete novel and novella manuscripts of 50,000 words or more. They are interested in well-written but non-mainstream speculative fiction with strong elements of sci-fi or fantasy.

Sky Pony Press is accepting submissions for picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA fiction and nonfiction.

StArt Faire Magazine is seeking interviewers, reviews, tutorials, and prose for their monthly e-magazine.

Swoon Reads is accepting submissions of complete novels for young adult and new adult fiction.

ThinkProgress is accepting pitches from freelance writers on topics such as climate policy, economy, reproductive rights, refugees, diverse perspectives, and more. Read here for guidelines on how to pitch.

Videodame is seeking contributors for their monthly guest residency. Contributors will be paid $50 for 1-4 pieces about or inspired by games and gaming culture.

Women Write About Comics is looking for female and nonbinary contributors in the new year. If you’d like to offer in-depth and nuanced critique of comics and related pop culture, please apply.

Check out writingcareer.com for a list of calls for submission!

Youth

Check out Comics Club, a new blog that highlights and connects comics clubs and shares advice and resources to help youth comic creators. Comics Club is currently hoping to hear from teachers and other educators, existing comics clubs, or members of the community with insight to offer or events to share.

GirlsWhoCode’s Summer Immersion Program is accepting applications for its free nationwide program. Check here to see if there’s a city near you offering a program.

Resources

A number of Animation Resources have been uploaded to Flickr. Historical collections of walk cycles, reference sheets, and more are available for study.

Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared blog posts on Brainstorming and Character Development for Comics, Watercolor Painting Icons, and a guest post on Creating a Graphic Novel by Nika Tan, who is running a Kickstarter for her series Love Debut! Becca also a released a video demonstrating Watercolor Glazing, a Spectrum Noir Marker Overviewand a vlog on her art inspirations and educators.

Becca Hillburn is not only a provider of extensive, honest, and high-quality product reviews and tutorials, she’s a full-time comic artist and illustrator passionate about children’s lit and helping others. Check out her store, her book, or her Patreon and send her a “thank you” message if you can!

The Center for Cartoon Studies has a One-Week Cartooning Workout available to you for free through email sign up.

CharacterDesignReferences.com has amassed and organized a huge volume of work suited for, you guessed it, character design reference. This includes humans, animals, landscapes, and more. Check out the web version here or go straight to Pinterest to check out their boards.

Here are a bunch of free resources for Clip Studio Paint!

Here’s a quick rundown on color theory. Thanks, Rachel!

The Creative Market offers new free resources each week. Sign up via email to be alerted each Monday!

The Famous Artists Cartoon Course is now available in the public domain.

Jetpens released a Guide to Memo Pads as well as a Glossary for Stationery Items.

Parka Blogs offers thousands of reviews on art supplies, books, and technology. Check out his recent post rounding up Pen Display Monitors for Graphic Artists and Designers.

Check out this comparison of Webtoons and Tapastic by TheStarfishface!

Deals

DigiCel Flipbook is having a 70% off sale on their 2D animation software using code “HappyNewYear” at checkout.

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama has an ongoing “Buy It, Try It” sale with hundreds of art supplies on sale for $1 and $2.

ZapCreatives has a 15% off discount on custom printed stickers AND custom printed colored acrylic charms until February 14. Use code “rad15” at checkout.

Remember to check ComiXologyDick Blick, Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, Joann, and Michael’s for their weekly ads, coupons, and specials.

Giveaways

Everyone Is Gay is offering a free holiday e-care package Where the Love Light Gleams. Submit your email to receive it for free!

Goodreads constantly offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres.

JetPens is hosting a giveaway of a “Love Letter Set” of a variety of letter-writing materials. The giveaway closes on February 15.

Macmillian Children’s Publishing Group is hosting a giveaway for 5 middle grade graphic novels about science. Enter by February 28 for a chance to be one of ten winners.

RT this tweet for a chance to win (50) 1.5″ metallic acrylic charms from ZapCreatives!


That’s it for this week! Look out for another post next week with these categories and possibly more. Is there something you’d like to see more of? Something you know about but don’t see here? Comments and suggestions as this year comes to a close and a new one begins? Let me know!

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Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – February 3, 2017

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