Weekly Roundup – April 21, 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.

Want to jump to a specific section? Use the links below:
Helping Others || Awards || Recent Webcomic Debuts || Crowdfunded Projects || Animation || Comics, Illustration, and More || Conventions and Events || Mentorships || Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops || Scholarships, Sponsorships, Fellowships, and Grants || Teaching || Typesetting || Voice Acting || Writing and Editing || Youth || Resources || Deals || Giveaways


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

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

The Ignatz Awards are accepting submissions of comics until May 31.

SPX is accepting submissions of comics for their Ignatz Awards. Submissions of comics are not required for potential nomination, however. Any books mailed in must be received by June 7.

Recent Webcomic Debuts

Check out last week’s webcomic debuts, as well as February’s mid-month list of debuts.


Crowdfunded Projects

friction

F(r)iction #7 – A Fine Art & Literature Collection is running a Kickstarter to fund its production and shipment. This issue of F(r)iction is the seventh in the triannually released series of illustrated fiction and poetry that largely features emerging writers. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a one year subscription that will include copies of future issues #8 and #9, a two year subscription, the 2016 issues, a mug or glass, comics, prints, an ARC of STOPLIGHT, and a Skype interview with the editors. The Kickstarter ends on April 22.


zodiacdreams

The Zodiac Dreams Artbook is running a Kickstarter to fund its printing and fulfillment. The book will feature over 24 illustrations of the artist’s interpretation of Western and Chinese zodiacs along with mythology surrounding the zodiac sign pictured. Tier options include stickers, postcards, a coloring book, the art book itself, prints, commissions, and original artwork from the book. The Kickstarter ends on April 26.


weirdme

Weird Me: The Complete Collection is hosting a Kickstarter to fund its printing and shipping. Weird Me chronicles the author’s experiences as a popular member of the Weird Al fandom in her youth. Tier options include digital and physical editions of the Weird Me book, a signed bookplate, bookmarks, stickers, enamel pins, and an original drawing in your physical copy of the book. The Kickstarter ends on April 30.


livingspace

Living Space is running a Kickstarter to fund its production and fulfillment. Living Space is a 130-page comic that tells the story of Norma Abernathy, an anxious janitor who takes a road trip with two strangers when she learns of her mother’s death. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, a signed book plate, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on May 2.


mymoon

My Moon – Animated Short Film is running a Kickstarter to raise funds for its animation staff and festival fees. My Moon is a beautifully rendered original 7-minute 2-D animated short about the relationships between personified versions of the sun, moon, and Earth. Tier options include a download of the movie prior to its festival showings, digital or physical copies of the art book, the original soundtrack, stickers, prints, t-shirts, commissions, and more. The Kickstarter ends on May 2.


tabulaidem

Tabula Idem: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology Relaunch is hosting a Kickstarter to fund its printing and fulfillment. Tabula Idem features 240+ pages of 22 short comics based on the Major Arcana of the tarot with LGBTQ+ characters, themes, and reflections. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the final book, digital wallpapers, bookplates, bookmarks, postcards, prints, tea, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on May 2.


gawain

Gawain and the Green Knight is holding a Kickstarter to raise funds for its production. Gawain and the Green Knight is a retelling of Arthurian legend by Emily Cheeseman and will be collected in a 64-page, full color hardcover book. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, prints with gold foil, sticker sheets, and the short comic “Lord Gawain and the Loathly Lady.” The Kickstarter ends on May 4.


spidersilk

Spidersilk: Volume 2 Relaunch is hosting a Kickstarter to fund its printing and shipping. Spidersilk is a queer fantasy comic featuring Prentice at its lead, an ex-soldier and new member of a guild of thieves. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the second volume of Spidersilk, a digital copy of the first volume, a digital wallpaper, prints, stickers, keychains, and commissions. The Kickstarter ends on May 7.


Creative Opportunities

General

Jazeki is looking for webcomic creators and other creatives to interview or feature on her blog about fostering literacy through manga and comics.

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.

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

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, 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

Threadless is accepting submissions for t-shirt designs using or based on mixed media (due today), pixel art, and portraits. You can submit designs outside of contests anytime here.

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on aliens due by April 27 and an issue on puppets and dolls due by May 27.

A Wizard’s Suitcase is an upcoming illustration anthology accepting applications until April 21.

Speculative Relationships: Volume 3 is accepting pitches from comic artists until April 21.

The Original Character Zine is accepting applications until April 22. The zine is listed as “for profit,” but no information is given about paying artist contributors, so if that’s important to you, please consider inquiring about it before applying!

The Old & Gold Zine is accepting submissions of fanworks related to anime and manga series from the 70s, 80s, and 90s until April 25.

Resist! Volume 2 is accepting submissions for their not-for-profit zine until April 28. 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.

StArt Faire is seeking comics (mirrored or exclusive) for their next issue. Submissions are due by April 29.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology is accepting submissions of art and writing from queer-identifying contributors and/or with queer themes. Submit by April 30 for consideration.

Ladies’ Night Anthology is accepting submissions of story or art pitches for their upcoming issue with the theme “sisters.” Submissions are due April 30. Artists and writers will be paired together shortly thereafter.

The One Piece 20th Anniversary Zine is accepting applications until April 30. The zine will be distributed for free online as a PDF and no money will be involved.

Space Goat Productions is accepting applications for a Nazi-Punching Anthology Zine benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center. Apply by April 30 for consideration.

For the Scribes is accepting submissions for their first issue of the Fresh Ink anthology until May 1. The theme is “Also Liberation.” Poetry, fiction, other prose, and comic submissions are welcome. No information provided on crediting, rights, or pay.

The Love Type Zine, a comic anthology featuring platonic love, is accepting applications until May 1. Contributors will be paid $25/page and five softcover copies of the anthology, pending on Kickstarter success.

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.

The Arlathvhen: A Dragon Age Fan-Zine is accepting submissions from artists until May 5.

The Kissing Booth Zine is accepting submissions until May 7. It will be sold digitally with profits going to an accountable charity organization.

The Potential Zine, celebrating the fan artists, writers, and cosplayers of the Voltron: Legendary Defender fandom, is accepting submissions until May 10. The zine will not be made for profit, but will be collected and distributed in a free PDF.

San Japan, a convention in San Antonio, Texas, is running two art contests with two winners for each. Two T-Shirt Contest winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Two Mega Art Contest winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Read here for more information. T-Shirt contest entries are due May 20, and Mega Art contest entries are due June 1.

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

Femme Feels is accepting submissions of art and writing for its inaugural issue until May 28.

A Legend of Zelda zine is accepting submissions of art until June 14. No information is provided about payment or distribution.

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.

Sweaty Palms Volume 2 is accepting applications until September 1.

The Silent Manga Audition just announced the theme for its next competition: “fair play”! Submit by September 30 to be considered.


Webcomic Amya is seeking a new fulltime artist within the next six months. Ideally, the selected artist would be able to commit to the project for 4 years. The selected will be paid $75 per page.

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.

Black Girls Create is looking for submissions of written, drawn, filmed, photographed, or any other expression of creative work from black creators showing what their time at Hogwarts would’ve looked like!

The Brave Some is seeking submissions of short stories, prose, essays, reviews, and visual art by creators who identify as black and/or brown women and femmes.

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

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.

The Indie G Zine is seeking new artists for their second volume.

Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials. Here’s 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.

Makers in Malaysia is accepting registration applications for their upcoming English language zine celebrating the work of Malaysian creators.

Miss Anthology is hiring staff in Portland, OR to teach female and genderqueer teens 13-18 about comics.

You can send samples of your work along with pitches to thenib@firstlook.org to be considered by The Nib.

The Trans Embodiment Zine is seeking submissions from artists and writers on a rolling basis for their monthly zine. No information is available about payment or publishing rights.

Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low Books, is actively seeking graphic novels for young readers starring Native and Muslim characters. Here are their submission guidelines for illustrators.

The Yuri on Rice Cafe is accepting applications from artists and sellers.

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

conorbust

Con or Bust has free tickets available for people of color for a number of upcoming conventions, including Nine Worlds and Ice & Fire Con. You can also donate items or services to their annual auction, which will start on April 24, to fund Con or Bust’s services.

conosaurus

Conosaurus has put out their their 7th Weekly Convention Digest! Check it out and please support their Patreon! PS – the Conosaurus website and database will be released to the public soon!


Anime CTX, taking place August 4-6 at the Austin Marriott North in Texas, is accepting applications to their artist alley. Once all tables are sold, artists will be placed on a waitlist.

Armadillocon, also in Austin, Texas on August 4-6, is accepting applications for artist table space.

Atlanti-Con, taking place September 15-17 in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, is accepting applications from exhibitors until August 31.

The Bay Area Queer Zine Festtaking place on Labor Day Weekend in San Francisco, is accepting Artist Alley table applications from queer individuals and collectives.

Central City Comic Con, taking place October 21-22 in Yakima, Washington, is accepting exhibitor applications.

Central Texas College GeekFest 2017 in Killeen, Texas from August 18-20 is accepting applications for their artist alley.

The Dash Grant applications are open for attendees of the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival in Seattle. Apply by April 22 for a chance to be awarded $250.

The East LA Comic Con, taking place in East LA on May 20, is accepting applications for their artist alley.

GeekGirlCon is accepting applications for exhibitor space at their October 2017 convention until April 30.

Granite State Comicon, taking place September 16-17 in Worcester, Massachusetts, is accepting artist alley and vendor applications.

New York Comic Con, taking place October 5-8 in New York City, is accepting applications for their artist alley until June 16.

Artist Alley tables for Phoenix Comic Con 2017, taking place May 25-28 in Phoenix, Arizona, are available.

San Japan, a convention in San Antonio, Texas, is running two art contests with two winners for each. Two T-Shirt Contest winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Two Mega Art Contest winners will each receive an Artist Alley table and four convention badges. Read here for more information. T-Shirt contest entries are due May 20, and Mega Art contest entries are due June 1.

Salt Lake Comic Con, taking place September 21-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is accepting artist alley and vendor applications.

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is accepting applications for exhibitor spaces at their September convention in Texas.

The Vermont Comic Contaking place August 26-27 in Burlington, Vermont, is accepting applications for its artist alley on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Yaoi Con Artist Alley tables are available. Yaoi Con takes place October 6-8 in Santa Clara, California.

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

Designers

Aeolidia is hiring web designers, both freelancers and small studios.

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

The National Park Arts Foundation offers a number of month long residencies year-round. Currently, the Gettysburg National Military Park is accepting residency applications through April 20.

The Splendid Mola Retreat for Writers is accepting applications until April 25. Two fellowships will be granted to writers who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in publishing and also have some financial need.

Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its first annual writing retreat at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, AR. Applications will be accepted until May 1. 5 fully funded scholarships are available.

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

Scholarships, Sponsorships, Fellowships, and Grants

We Need Diverse Books is accepting applications for their 2017 WNDB Internship Grant. Five recipients will be awarded $2500 each to help with living costs or other expenses related to participating in a publishing house’s internship program.

A number of micro grants are available for marginalized writers.

The Harpo Foundation is offering grants in amounts of up to $10,000 to visual artists who apply by today, April 21. There is a $15 application fee.

The My Passion, My Life Scholarship, a $1000 scholarship for those relocating for summer internships, is accepting applications until April 21.

The Right of Return Fellowship and retreat is accepting applications from formerly incarcerated artists until April 21. Five selected recipients will receive $20,000 each to produce art that challenges mass incarceration.

The Dash Grant applications are open for attendees of the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival in Seattle. Apply by April 22 for a chance to be awarded $250.

The Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship is accepting applications until April 30. Five fellowships of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine.

The DC Zine Fest is offering eight $50 scholarships to marginalized members of the zine scene.

The 2017 William H. Johnson Prize is accepting applications from African-American artists through November 16.

Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, or this list by Donathin Frye for grant opportunities.

Teaching

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

Cicada is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and comics for their issue on aliens until April 27, and submissions on puppets and dolls due by May 27.

StArt Faire is seeking articles, reviews, interviews, and more for their next issue. Submissions are due by April 29.

A Portrait in Blues: An Anthology of Identity, Gender & Bodies is accepting submissions of poetry until April 30. Accepted individuals will receive one copy of the anthology as payment.

The American Poetry Journal is accepting poetry submissions for their June 2017 online issue until April 30.

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.

FIYAH, a magazine of black speculative fiction, is accepting submissions for their Sundown Towns issue. Submissions close April 30.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology is accepting submissions of art and writing from queer-identifying contributors and/or with queer themes. Submit by April 30 for consideration.

Lethe Press has open submissions and is seeking submissions for the following anthologies: Heiresses of Russ for work featuring lesbians published in 2016, due April 30; Transcendent 2 for work featuring themes and/or characters of gender and/or sex minorities published in 2016, due May 30; and A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror for horror stories featuring the wealthy, due in January 2018. Queer speculative fiction is preferred. Stories featuring negative perspectives of LGBTQ+ individuals will be rejected.

The One Piece 20th Anniversary Zine is accepting applications until April 30. The zine will be distributed for free online as a PDF and no money will be involved.

Phreedom Media is accepting submissions for Aura, a collection of transmasculine erotica and sexuality. Submissions for this anthology are due April 30. Phreedom Media is also accepting submissions of short stories featuring butch-for-butch/masculine-identifying women-for-masculine-identifying women erotica, and coming out stories of any member identifying under the LGBTQIAP+ umbrella.

Platypus Press is accepting submissions of emotional, vulnerable poetry for the anthology A Portrait in Blues until April 30.

For the Scribes is accepting submissions for their first issue of the Fresh Ink anthology until May 1. The theme is “Also Liberation.” Poetry, fiction, other prose, and comic submissions are welcome. No information provided on crediting, rights, or pay.

The Potential Zine, celebrating the fan artists, writers, and cosplayers of the Voltron: Legendary Defender fandom, is accepting submissions until May 10. The zine will not be made for profit, but will be collected and distributed in a free PDF.

Rukmini Pande is accepting papers for an edited collection on race in fandom. Submit proposals by May 30 for consideration.

Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color is seeking submissions from queer poets of color until June 1.

Flaming Aces & Arrows is accepting previously unpublished submissions of asexual- and aromantic-spectrum short stories and poems written by asexual- and aromantic-spectrum people. Submissions are due by June 15.

Raised By Unicorns is accepting written submissions from people with a US address who were raised by an LGBTQ+ parent or parents. Submit by June 16 to be considered.

My Lot Is A Sky: An Anthology of Poems by Asian Women is seeking submissions of poetry, due by June 30.

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

Indivisible We Stand is accepting submissions from women-identifying writers until July 1. Stories of resistance, protest, and the fight for women’s rights of 1000 to 5000 words are welcome.

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.

Lez Talk II: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Short Fiction is accepting submissions from black lesbian women discussing the intersections of blackness and queer identity. Submissions are due July 31.


The American Greetings Alternative Writing Studio is accepting applications for freelance card writers.

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

Anime News Network is looking for a Tokyo Correspondent, Freelance Editorial Contributors, and Convention Correspondents.

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.

Asymptote is accepting submissions of literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry from the seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) directly affected by Trump’s travel ban. Contributors will be paid $200 per feature. Submissions are also being accepted on a rolling basis for other contributors and submission styles.

Black Girls Create is looking for submissions of written, drawn, filmed, photographed, or any other expression of creative work from black creators showing what their time at Hogwarts would’ve looked like!

The Brave Some is seeking submissions of short stories, prose, essays, reviews, and visual art by creators who identify as black and/or brown women and femmes.

Carnation Books is accepting submissions and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. They are also accepting applications for plot and line/style editors and marketing interns.

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.

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

GeekGirlCon is seeking guest bloggers.

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.

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

Low-income writers in the UK can check this Storify of opportunities from The Literary Consultancy.

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.

Makers in Malaysia is accepting registration applications for their upcoming English language zine celebrating the work of Malaysian creators.

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

Nerdist is looking for diverse writers to add to its freelancer pool.

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

New York Comic Con is accepting applications for artist alley tables until June 16.

On She Goes is seeking pitches and ideas about women of color and traveling. Tips, insight, and anecdotes are welcome.

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.

pnk prl is accepting submissions of blackout/erasure poetry from LGBTQ+ writers until further notice. Please source the origin of the original source.

The Quill is accepting submissions of stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Check here for their submission guidelines and pay scale.

Sapphire Books is accepting submissions of lesbian fiction, particularly within the genres of romance, mystery/intrigue with romantic elements, and young adult.

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

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.

The Trans Embodiment Zine is seeking submissions from artists and writers on a rolling basis for their monthly zine. No information is available about payment or publishing rights.

Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low Books, is actively seeking graphic novels for young readers starring Native and Muslim characters. There is also a call for written submissions of books that incorporate LGBTQ+ experiences and/or feature characters with disabilities.

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 seeking contributors for their new Books section.

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.

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is accepting applications from young aspiring journalists aged 10-14 until May 31.

Resources

I posted a Creator Interview with Arnar Heidmar on March 20!

These videos on the 12 Principles of Animation explain and show examples of the principles at work.

Check out this Automagical Convention Spending Planner developed by Missy Peña with automated calculation developed by LenaLibrarian.

The 2016 Artist Alley Convention Survey is now available to view and purchase! Find out which conventions were rated highest by engagement, sales, amenities, and other information, all in easy-to-understand charts and simply written information. Thank you so much Kiriska for putting this together!

Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared a blog post on selling at craft fairs and information about Noodler’s Conrad and Noodler’s Ahab. She also shared video interviews with Becca Dinoff and Tangled Beasties, and videos on inking videos featuring a modded Jinhao x750, a Noodler’s Flex, and a general overview of fountain pens for artists.

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!

Binley shared these great tips on dynamic poses, perspective, inking, and lighting! Thanks Binley!

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

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

For full time independent contractors and freelancers, here’s a list of deductables, expenses, and other tax advice!

Genice is posting tips each week. Here are tips on lighting. Here are tips on overall composition, grouping, visual hierarchy, and color. Get a PDF compilation of these tips on Genice’s gumroad. Thanks Genice!

Jason Heeley is offering a variety of free art brushes on his site!

Here’s some drawing advice from Jesse Hamm! His Patreon features a ton of art tips, tutorials, and advice, so be sure to check it out! Thanks, Jesse!

“How to Be A Con Artist” celebrated its 4th anniversary this year! Have you ever had questions about conventions? Check out their archives for some great tips and advice!

Iron Circus Comics released a new PDF ebook “Let’s Print a Comic!” Have you ever had difficulties printing a comic or piece of art and getting it to look the way you’d like it to? Check this out!

Jetpens released a Guide on Graphite Pencils and How to Mix Calligraphy Inks.

Miyuli offered tips on drawing characters of all different ages. Thanks Miyuli!

Here are 3 free sketching brushes by Steph Wootha Richard. Thanks, Steph!

Thomas Romain shared some tips on eye level in compositions and direct and ambient lighting.

Deals

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

Remember to check ComiXologyDick Blick, Jerry’s Art-A-Rama, JoannMichael’s, and RightStuf for their weekly ads, coupons, and specials on comics and art supplies.

Giveaways

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

Seven Seas is hosting a survey of its fans and is accepting license requests. Submit to be entered into a raffle to win any Seven Seas book published so far in 2017.


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? Let me know!

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Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – April 14, 2017

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