Happy Friday! Welcome to Paper Cat Press’s Weekly Roundup, and this site’s 101st post! 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!
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- Emm Roy of Positive Doodles interviewed me! Thanks, Emm! Check out Emm’s work, too!
- StArt Faire has announced that it will close down after issue 28. Be sure to send them a message of thanks for all of the team’s hard work!
- Project Wonderful has announced that it will be closing down on August 1.
- Need information on elections, candidates, and public policy in the US? Check out Ballotpedia.
- Need to contact your government officials? Let Resist Bot and 5calls help you out.
- The Crash Override Network has resources on what to do if you’re a victim of online harassment and/or doxxing and how to protect yourself.
- If you are a trans person in need of legal assistance, check translawhelp.org for pro bono services in your state.
- Here’s a list of free or low-cost mental health resources. Thank you so much for compiling this list, Tiffany!
- If you need to talk to someone or otherwise vent, please utilize this list of help hotlines.
Remember to rest, eat, and drink water when you can. Take care of yourself the best that you can. You, your presence, and your work have an incredible impact on the people around you. You should be here.
The Broken Pencil Zine Awards are accepting submissions of zines, comics, and micro-journals through July 1. There is a submission fee of $25 for the first zine submitted and $10 for zines thereafter, with a maximum of three zine submissions per person, and it includes a year subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine.
The ADCAN Awards are accepting submissions from animators and filmmakers through August 15. Winners will be flown to LA for mentorship and workshop opportunities.
The Oregon Book Awards are accepting applications through September 10. Books by Oregon authors with an original publication date between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 are eligible for awards in a number of categories.
Recent Webcomic Debuts
Check out this list of 2017 Webcomic Debuts and find a new series to read!
Looking for more webcomics? Check out Michael Kinyon’s ongoing and ever-growing list of creators!
The Women Up to No Good anthology series is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce, promote, and pay the contributors of its next volume “Sharp & Sugar Tooth.” The series features up-and-coming and established writers in sci-fi, horror, and speculative fiction, all of whom occupy one or several intersections of marginalization within the field of fiction. Tier options include one or all ebooks in the Women Up to No Good series, one or all paperback books in the Women Up to No Good series, all anthologies from Upper Ruber Boot Books, cover customization, and more. The Kickstarter ends on June 30.
The third volume of Queer and Trans Artists of Color is raising funds on Kickstarter to contribute to its production and promotion costs. The anthologies feature interviews and artwork by queer and trans contributors. Tier options include copies of the third and/or all volumes of Queer and Trans Artists of Color, access to all We Want the Airwaves podcast episodes, zines by Nia King, book donations to prisons, and more. The Kickstarter ends on July 1.
(NSFW!) Captain Imani and the Cosmic Chase is raising funds on Kickstarter to fund its printing as a complete 90-page volume. Captain Shibab Imani and his lieutenant Via Auriga have spent years chasing smuggler Silo “Lazerboots” Haze, in an ongoing pursuit that is “motivated as much by frustrated desire and longing as it is justice.” Tier options include postcard prints and a softcover copy of the book. The Kickstarter ends on July 5.
Jay Fabares is hosting a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce the third chapter of The Pale, an ongoing webcomic about a faceblind FBI agent searching for a killer. The third chapter features 32 pages of black and white comics. Tier options include digital and physical copies of this and previous issues. The Kickstarter ends on July 5.
Kel McDonald, Kate Ashwin, and Sloane Leong are currently raising funds on Kickstarter to publish Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Oceania Edition. The fairytale comic anthology features 270 pages of black-and-white comics by creators from Oceania. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, digital and physical copies of previous Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales anthologies, prints, and original artwork. The Kickstarter ends on July 13.
The Gender Unbound Art Fest is currently raising funds on Indiegogo for its third annual show in Austin, TX. The two-day event features trans and intersex artists, performers, filmmakers, and musicians, who are welcome to apply for free space. Tier options includes badges, badge sponsorships, t-shirts, artwork, advertisements, and event sponsorships. The Indiegogo ends on July 23.
Draw the Line, a comics anthology addressing contemporary politics, is currently crowdfunding on Unbound. The 144-page hardback anthology featuring work by 114 artists encourages proactive responses to injustice and offers non-partisan guides for political actions and dissent. Tier options include digital and hardback copies of Draw the Line, prints, a bookplate, comics by David Blumenstein, commissions, and more. All proceeds following book production and shipping costs will be given to helprefugees.org.
If you worked on and were paid for creating comic books in 2017, fill out Creator Resource’s 2017 anonymous page rate survey.
The Comic Tea Party is a weekly book club for webcomics. Participate in the Discord chat weekly on Thursdays at 5pm to 7pm PST. Sign your comic up for a chance to have it read and discussed in the group!
Lion Forge Comics is hiring a number of positions, including HR Manager, Publishing Operations Assistant, Social Media and Community Manager, and more.
(New York, NY) Yen Press is looking for a production editor on a 12-month product basis.
- The Color Stylists of IATSE Local 839 ask for your support in seeking pay equity. Sign their petition to improve rates for color stylists in the animation industry.
- The ADCAN Awards are accepting submissions from animators and filmmakers through August 15. Winners will be flown to LA for mentorship and workshop opportunities.
- (Burbank, CA) Cartoon Network Studios is seeking a Production Manager.
- (Kilkenny, Ireland) Cartoon Saloon is looking for an animator, a technical lead, and a background final line supervisor.
- (Canada) DHX has job openings for key animators, lighting artists, storyboard artists, and more in Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver.
- (Burbank, California) Disney TV Animation is seeking an art director, a background painter, a location designer, and a storyboard artist. Be sure to check their website for both creative and office positions with Disney!
- (Glendale, California) Dreamworks is hiring an Animator, a CFX Artist, a Modeler, a Visual Development Artist, and much more.
- Laura Price shared tips for applying to animation studios.
- (Burbank, California) Nickelodeon is hiring a background designer, a background painter, a character designer, storyboard artists (1) (2) (3) (4), and more! They’re also accepting applications for internships!
- (Emeryville, CA) Pixar Animation Studios is seeking a Character Designer.
- Titmouse is looking for an After Effects compositor and line producer in Los Angeles, CA. They’re also seeking a 2D animator, background layout artists and painters, and more in Vancouver, Canada.
- Toniko Pantoja made a video with tips on making a strong story portfolio for tv and feature animation.
- (Toronto, Canada) Ubisoft is hiring artists, programmers, office workers, and more.
- (Burbank, California) Walt Disney Animation Studios is hiring an environment designer and a story artist.
- The Washington Post is seeking a Video Graphics Animator and a Deputy Creative Director for Video. Apply by July 6 for consideration.
- There’s a group project to reanimate The Dover Boys.
Comics, Illustration, and More
- Threadless is accepting artwork for the following design challenges: Miniatures, due June 29.
- Called Into Being: A Celebration of Frankenstein is accepting applications from artists and writers through today, June 29; Shedd Aquarium: Keep Sharks Swimming, due July 2; The Internet 2.0, due July 6; and Blast from the Past, due July 13.
- (Washington, D.C.) The Washington Post is seeking a Graphics Assignment Editor. Apply by June 29 for consideration.
- The Biodiversity Drawing Contest is accepting entries from artists worldwide through June 30. Artists may submit work in one of two categories: scientific design and nature drawing.
- The Future Generation Art Prize is accepting entries from artists between 18 and 35 through July 1. The main prize winner will receive $100,000 overall, with $60,000 as a cash prize and the remaining $40,000 as an investment in their practice. Up to 5 special prizes winners will collectively receive up to $20,000.
- SacAnime is hosting two art contests – one for the program cover/badge art, and another for a t-shirt design. Entries are due by July 1, and selected winners will receive a free badge, artist alley table, and helper badge for the 2019 Winter convention.
- Clip Studio Paint is hosting an International Illustration Contest. Submit artwork with the theme “hats and caps” through July 4 for a chance to win up to 50,000 JPY, Clip Studio EX, Clip Studio Pro, and “gold” for purchasing Clip Studio services.
- Dates Anthology is accepting submissions for their third anthology with the theme “Adventure” through July 6. Contributors will be paid $50 per page and will receive 5 complimentary copies of the book.
- ArtStation is hosting the Golden Ticket Challenge through July 9. Students or professionals may enter artwork with the theme “Land of Wonder.” Winners may receive tickets to the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2018 festival in Malta, including roundtrip flights, accommodations, and meals, a Wacom MobileStudio Pro, a 1-year subscription to ArtStation, and more.
- TCAF and the Entreviñetas Festival are accepting applications from Canadian and Columbian artists for the collaborative Blind Date (Cita a ciegas) project. The selected artists will jointly develop and create a comic on the theme of “conversation” and receive payment in cash. Applications are due July 15.
- Key Colours 2018 is accepting submissions of previously unpublished 24-page children’s books for children aged 2-7 worldwide through July 16. The award recipient will receive 7500 euros and will be published by Clavis Publishing House.
- The Association of Illustrators is accepting submissions from artists worldwide for the 2019 Poster Prize for Illustration through July 16. Award recipients may receive up to £2,000 and a feature on a London Transport Museum poster to be displayed on the London Underground.
- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has an open call for its upcoming gallery SPECTRUM: Exploring Gender Identification. There is no entry fee. Apply by July 29 for consideration.
- The Asexual is accepting essays on Asexual History through July 31 and submissions of art and writing for A(gender): An Anthology through August 1.
- The Nib is seeking pitches for their upcoming quarterly zine. Pitches for “Empire” are due August 30; pitches for “Scams” are due November 30.
- Lee & Low books are accepting submissions for their New Visions Award through August 31. Cash prizes and a standard publication contract will be given for a middle grade or young adult novel (including graphic novels) by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer.
- The Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours is accepting entries from illustrators worldwide through August 31. Award recipients may receive up to $10,000, plaques, and features in exhibitions.
- The Art Zine Prize for 2018 is accepting submissions through September 1. Artwork can be submitted as figurative art, abstract art, and urban art, and a people’s choice award will be given to a fourth prize recipient.
- Webtoon is hosting “Discover Creator” comic contest with cash prizes of up to $80,000. Submit your comic between June 11 and September 13 for a chance to win. See the rules for details on categories and episodes required for qualification.
- The Bennett Prize is accepting submissions from women fine art figurative painters through September 28. There is an entry fee of $50.
- The Embracing Our Differences 2018 Art Contest is accepting submissions from artists at all career stages through October 15. Three prizes of $1000 each will be given to selected entrants, whose works will be featured in a gallery show in early 2019.
- The PAVE 2018 Student Design Competition is accepting submissions from college-level students studying retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs. Submit by November 1 for a chance at cash prizes.
- Lilies Anthology is accepting submissions to their 7th volume “Lily Bulb” through January 22, 2019. The theme of the anthology will be the environment and should represent female/lesbian romance, relationships, and/or sexuality. They’re also currently seeking countdown artists!
- Argot Magazine is seeking written and illustrated submissions about queer and marginalized experiences.
- (New York, NY) Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing, is seeking a Design Manager.
- The Asexual is accepting general submissions from marginalized voices in the queer community.
- Asexual Artists is always seeking creative asexual interviewees.
- 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! They are also seeking black women creators and pop culture critique and commentary from black women creators.
- The Brave Some is seeking submissions of short stories, prose, essays, reviews, and visual art by black and/or brown women and femmes.
- Broken Pencil is accepting submissions of international zines for exhibition at the Canzine festivals through September 20.
- Carnation Books is accepting submissions of queer genre fiction and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing original writing content. They are actively seeking submissions with asexual or aromantic main characters. They are also seeking cover artists and plot and style editors.
- ComicsMNT is seeking pitches for features. They are also seeking to interview comic artists on their process and comic retailers.
- Creator Resource is looking for “people to help compile more databases, information, blogs, and more.”
- (Glendale, CA) Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media is seeking a lead artist and associate artist to assist with mobile game production.
- GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
- (Chicago, IL) Jackbox Games is seeking a lead artist.
- Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials.
- (Brooklyn, NY) Kickstarter is seeking an Art Director.
- Do you have a webcomic with LGBTQ characters and themes? LGBTQ Webcomics is looking to add more queer webcomics to their database on Tagpacker!
- Lion Forge is seeking a Senior Editor for children’s books. Editors may work remotely or in the St. Louis, MO office.
- Longreads is accepting portfolio submissions from illustrators.
- You can send samples of your work along with pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered by The Nib.
- The New Southern Fugitives is seeking submissions of fiction, book reviews, essays, poetry, photography, and visual art from creators in the South.
- Oni Press is seeking an artist to write/draw for a short-term politically-inclined anthology project.
- Pink Narcissus Press is seeking cover artwork for SF/F speculative fiction.
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- Pusheen Corp is looking for a Senior Art Director and a Senior Artist/Illustrator.
- Sally of Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes is accepting submissions for “Thanks, Random Man, Your Opinion is Noted,” a zine sharing unsolicited business advice given by clueless men.
- Zine-O-Matic, a zine subscription service, is open for zine submissions!
Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, Graphic Competitions, or Hey, Art Friends 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. Chris Arrant regularly shares location-based jobs in comics (mostly editorial, office, or design work). Check the #ComicJobs hashtag! on Twitter Check Comic Ops to see opportunities specifically for comic creators. Zine Submissions and Zine Scene have great lists of zines, too!
Conventions and Events
Con or Bust has free tickets available for people of color for a number of upcoming conventions, including the Locus Awards weekend, Nine Worlds, and Geek Girl Con.
Chuck Serface is offering 50 WorldCon memberships to LGBTQ fans and creators. You can apply or donate here.
- DC ZineFest (July 21) is offering grants to marginalized members of the zine community offering $50 and a quarter table at the event.
- Indigenous Comic Con is accepting vendors.
- Nerdtino Expo in Philadelphia, PA is accepting exhibitors.
- Anime Milwaukee is accepting artist alley applications through today, June 29.
- Long Beach Zine Fest is accepting applications through July 4.
- Gender Unbound (Austin, TX) is accepting applications from trans and intersex artists through July 6. There is no fee to show at this event.
- Emerald City Comic Con is accepting applications for its artist alley tables through July 27.
- Short Run Comix and Art Festival is accepting exhibitor applications through July 31.
- The Spokane Zine Fest is accepting applications through August 1.
- The Boston Art Book Faire is accepting applications through August 3.
- The Washington Post is seeking a Video Graphics Animator and a Deputy Creative Director for Video. Apply by July 6 for consideration.
- The Taiwan International Student Design Competition is accepting submissions from students and creators under 30 years of age based on the theme “Breakthrough and Innovation” through July 16. Cash prizes totaling up to $180,000 will be awarded to competition winners.
- Weltformat Graphic Design Festival is accepting entries from designers under 27 based on the subject “Now What?!” through July 31.
- Geeks of Color is looking for a graphic designer.
- (New York, NY) Abrams is seeking an Associate Art Director for its Calendar list.
- (Milwaukie, OR) Dark Horse is looking for a Production Designer and a Graphic Designer.
- (New York, NY) Disney Hyperion is seeking a Senior Designer.
- (New York, NY) The Experiment is seeking an Art Director/Senior Designer.
- (New York, NY) Hachette Book Group is hiring a Design Assistant for the Little Brown Books for Young Readers imprint.
- (New York, NY) Penguin Young Readers is seeking a Content Producer and a Designer. Penguin Teen is seeking an Associate Manager of Digital Marketing.
- (New York, NY) Random House Graphic is seeking a Designer.
- (New York, NY) Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. is seeking a Children’s Designer. They’re also seeking editors to work in their Children Editorial department.
- (San Francisco, CA) Viz Media is seeking a Designer.
- (New York, NY) Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a Design Manager for its Artisan Books division.
- Class Zero: A Boku no Hero Academia OC fanzine is accepting applications from artists through June 30. Proceeds will be split between contributors, who will also receive a digital and physical copy of the zine, as well as any related merchandise.
- The Hero’s Journey fanzine celebrating Link from the Legend of Zelda series is accepting applications from artists through June 30. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the zine. Remaining proceeds after production and shipping costs will be donated to The Nature Conservatory.
- Catstealers Zines is accepting applications Harvest Moon: The Beginning through July 5. Proceeds will be donated to the One Acre Fund. Catstealers is also accepting applications for the FMA Tarot Project through July 31. Proceeds will be donated to the Jordan Thomas Fundation.
- The Ghibli Academia fanzine is accepting applications from artists and writers through July 5. Contributors are guaranteed a digital copy of the final zine, but not a physical copy. Proceeds will be donated to an undecided charity.
- Blast Away! A Kingdom Hearts fanzine is accepting submissions from artists through July 6. Contributors will either receive an even portion of the profits or, if the majority of contributors opt to, proceeds may be donated to charity.
- Day 13: A Mystic Messenger Halloween fanzine is accepting applications from artists and writers through July 6. Contributors will receive a free copy of the zine, but shipping costs may not be covered.
- Gather Round: A Princess Tutu Zine is accepting applications from artists and graphic designers through August 1. Proceeds will be donated to LitWorld.
Mentorships & Fellowships
- The AHL Grace Charity Foundation Research Fellowship 2018 is accepting applications from young in-career art historians, curators, or students completing their master’s or Ph.D. in art history or cultural studies and with a strong interest in Asian Contemporary Art through June 30.
- The PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship is accepting submissions through July 1. The six writers selected will receive $10,000 each with the option to request up to $5000 more for travel and research so that they may create works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.
- The Oregon Literary Fellowship is accepting applications from Oregon residents who are early-career writers or independent publishers/small presses through July 9. A Writers of Color Fellowship is also accepting applications.
- The Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers are accepting submissions through July 31.
- The BLOOOM Award is accepting submissions from artists through July 31. One selected artist will receive a year of mentorship and attendance to an international art fair, and additional finalists will present their work at Art Düsseldorf.
- (Los Angeles, CA) The PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship is accepting applications through August 1. The fellowship will take place from January to July 2019. Housing is not provided. A $1000 stipend is awarded to selected fellows. There is a $10 application fee.
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 Customs House in Brenton, Nova Scotia is seeking seven craft artists in residence.
- PlySpace is accepting applications from creators through July 1. There is a $25 application fee. Studio space and living space will be provided free of cost, but residents are responsible for their own meals. Each resident will receive a $500 travel stipend.
- (Atlanta, GA) Sulphur Studios is accepting applications for three different four-week residency periods in the fall. Apply by August 15 for consideration. Accepted artists receive 24-hour access to the studio space for free, but must place a $100 deposit upon arrival, to be returned at the end of the residency. There is a $25 application fee.
- The Monson Arts residency program is accepting applications from artists and writers for two fall residency sessions through July 7. Selected residents will receive private studio space, a private bedroom, three meals a day, and a stipend of $1000. There is a $25 application fee.
- UK residents are invited to apply for Penguin Random House’s WriteNow workshops. Writers may apply through July 9, and illustrators can apply through July 23.
- The Center for Cartoon Studies is accepting applications for their Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency through August 15.
Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants
- The Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications from mentors and apprentices through today, June 29. Accepted pairs will receive a $3000 grant.
- The AHL-Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant 2018 is accepting applications from writers who write about contemporary visual art, particularly related to artists of Korean heritage, through June 30. The recipient should have a project slated for publication before November 2019 and will receive $3000.
- The GLAS Animation Grant Program is accepting applications from US-based animators through June 30. Two $2500 grants will be awarded to help created independent animated short films.
- The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize is accepting submissions of complete manuscripts through June 30. Selected manuscripts will receive a $5000 advance and publication by Feminist Press.
- The NATTO (National Art & Trade Tuition Opportunity) Scholarship is accepting applications through June 30. Three recipients will receive prizes of $1000, $500, and $250 respectively to be used towards art education.
- Solve at MIT is accepting solutions for a series of challenges through July 1. Selected solvers will receive a $10,000 grant and access to partnerships, networking, and events.
- The Tech+Arts Incubator is accepting proposals from individuals and collectives of participatory digital art projects to be produced in collaboration with Silicon Valley tech companies through July 15. Award recipients may receive grants of up to $50,000.
- The Working Artists Organization is accepting applications from visual artists for a $1000 grant through July 17. There is a $25 entry fee.
- The Washington Award is accepting applications from artists in the fields of dance, music, or the visual arts through August 3. Recipients will receive $10,000 with a chance to win an additional $5000.
- Western Washington primary and secondary school educators and librarians are invited to apply for the C4C3 Grant to bring more graphic novels and comics into the educational process.
- A number of micro grants are available for marginalized writers.
- The Awesome Foundation offers $1000 grants on a rolling basis.
- Melanie Gillman shared this list of Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies for Cartoonists! Thanks, Melanie!
- Canadian artists and cultural connectors are welcome to apply for grant funds through the Professional Development for Arts Professionals of Supporting Artistic Practice. Details on how and when you can apply are available on the page.
- Are you a professional freelancer experiencing financial duress? The Haven Foundation offers grants and assistance to applicants with chronic illness or injury or other career-threatening emergencies.
- The Spare Change Grant Program offers one grant of $25 each month to a person of color and/or gender minority to be used for covering application costs for residencies and calls for submissions. Apply by the 25th of each month for a chance at the award.
- Springboard for the arts offers an Emergency Relief Fund for personal and community disasters. Artists in Minnesota affected by the Roberts’ Shoes Building fire are invited to apply.
Writing and Editing
- Called Into Being: A Celebration of Frankenstein is accepting applications from artists and writers through today, June 29.
- Black from the Future: A Black Speculative Fiction Anthology is accepting submissions through June 30.
- The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize is accepting submissions from women of color and nonbinary writers of color who are unpiblished residents of the Uited States or its territories. Submit by June 30 for a chance to rceive a $5000 advance and publication from The Feminist Press.
- (NSFW!) Cleis Press is accepting submissions for their first volume of Best Bondage Volume of the Year through July 1. Selected authors will receive $75 and two copies of the published book. Cleis Press is also accepting submissions for the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volume 5 through August 1. Selected submissions will be published and their writers will receive $200 and 2 copies of the published book.
- Vulture Bones is seeking speculative fiction from trans and nonbinary voices through July 1. Contributors will be paid $5 per article.
- (Brooklyn, NY) Atlas Obscura is looking for two paid Editorial Fellows. Apply by July 2 for consideration. They’re also seeking fellows for Gastro Obscura, with one focusing on Food & Drink.
- The Washington Post is hiring a staff writer for The Lily. Apply by July 6 for consideration.
- NineStar Press is currently seeking holiday-themed short stories of 10,000-40,000 words. Submit by July 31 for consideration.
- The Asexual is accepting submissions of art and writing for A(gender): An Anthology through August 1.
- The NHMC Television Writers’ Program is accepting applications from scriptwriters for a five-week workshop preparing Latinos for writing jobs on television shows through August 5. The program will take place in Burbank, CA from October 8 to November 9. A $250/week stipend will be provided for participants.
- Lee & Low books are accepting submissions for their New Voices Award and New Visions Award through August 31. For the New Voices Award, cash prizes and a standard publication contract will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer. For the New Visions Award, cash prizes and a standard publication contract will be given for a middle grade or young adult novel (including graphic novels) by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer.
- Bedside Press is accepting pitches from Indigenous (particularly two-spirit/queer) writers for Love After the End. Pitches will be accepted through September 1.
- Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology is accepting submissions of YA fiction through September 1. Contributors will be paid $250 per accepted submission.
- The Saints and Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival 2019 Short Fiction Contest is accepting submissions from authors through October 1. Work must be based on the theme “Saints and Sinners.” There is a $20 entry fee.
- The American Greetings Alternative Writing Studio is accepting applications for freelance card writers.
- Anathema is seeking fiction and nonfiction from queer nonwhite 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 Freelance Editorial Contributors and Convention Correspondents.
- BenBella Books is seeking a fulltime nonfiction editor for remote work.
- Black Girls Create is looking for submissions of creative work from black creators showing what their time at Hogwarts would’ve looked like! They are also seeking black women creators and pop culture critique and commentary from black women creators.
- 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 of queer genre fiction and welcomes fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. They are actively seeking submissions with asexual or aromantic main characters. They are also seeking cover artists and plot and style editors.
- CBR is seeking experienced writers to write on comic book news, analyses, and movie and tv show casting news.
- Choice of Games is hiring writers for their new line of interactive romance games.
- Clarksworld Magazine is looking for nonfiction contributors and pays up to $0.10 per word.
- 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 $0.06/word for up to 6000 words. Republishing payment is $0.01/word.
- Dovetail Press is looking for a remote developmental editor to work part-time on young adult titles for remote work.
- Geeks of Color is looking for news reporters, writers, and music bloggers.
- GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
- (New York, NY) Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Editor for the Orbit imprint.
- The Blend at Hello Giggles is looking for personal essays and interviews from LGBTQ perspectives all month (and beyond).
- (New York, NY) Hooked is looking for a full time Assistant Editor.
- (San Diego, CA) IDW Publishing is seeking an Editor.
- Latinx Publishing is seeking more mentors for its 2018 Writer/Mentor program.
- Lillium Publishing is accepting fiction manuscripts, either standalone books or series.
- (St. Louis, Missouri) Lion Forge is seeking an Editorial Assistant for Children’s educational books and an Editorial Assistant for Children’s Books.
- Longreads is seeking pitches for personal essays, interviews, reading lists, and more.
- Lore Lush Publishing is accepting manuscript submissions in a number of genres. Diverse and inclusive works are prioritized.
- (New York, NY) Macmillian Children’s Publishing Group is seeking a Production Editor.
- The Mary Sue is looking for Contributing Writers of all levels of experience.
- NineStar Press is seeking submissions of romance, erotica, and literary novels.
- Otto Radio is seeking a Commissioning Editor to acquire fictional content for audio fiction.
- (Salem, MA) Page Street Publishing is seeking an Editorial Assistant.
- Panel Patter is looking for contributors, particularly from writers interested in manga and webcomics!
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- Radish Fiction is seeking freelance writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, ya, and paranormal stories.
- (New York, NY) Sterling Publishing is seeking editors to work in its Children Editorial department.
- Three-Lobed Burning Eye is seeking original speculative short stories and flash fiction for their Fall issue. Accepted authors of short stories will receive $100 and for flash fiction authors will receive $30.
- 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.
- (New York, NY) W. W. Norton & Company are seeking an Editorial Assistant.
- The Webcomic Library is a new resource that hopes to serve as a comprehensive list of webcomics. Submit your webcomic using this form.
- Unearth Women is seeking a part-time digital editor and part-time staff writers.
- Are a fan of webcomics? The Webcomic Whisperer is looking for guest posts!
Check out writingcareer.com for a list of calls for submission!
- Comics Club highlights and connects comic clubs and shares advice and resources to help youth comic creators.
- Cow House Press is seeking a summer intern for May through August.
- (Portland, OR) Miss Anthology is hosting free comic workshops this summer in for youth ages 9-18. They are also accepting submissions for 2018 Miss Anthology through June 30.
- Natalie “Tally” Nourigat offers advice & resources for young cartoonists ages 14-18 (although this is good advice for creators at any age)!
- The NewPages Young Writers Guide for artists and writers shares publications seeking applications from youth contributors.
- This goal of getting 100 Rejections really inspired some friends and I.
- The 2018 Artist Alley Convention Survey is open for responses! Here are past survey results. 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 Kiriska for putting this together!
- Atla Hrafney shared a great thread on getting paid work! Thanks, Atla 🙂
- Autodesk Sketchbook is now free! It’s a good time to try out the drawing program and see how it can work for you.
- Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared blog posts on networking as a webcomic creator at conventions, the responsibilities of self-employed artists, monetizing webcomics in a gift economy, and the process of her recent illustration for WebComicChat. Be sure to check Becca’s Youtube channel for new video interviews with independent artists, walkthroughs with dip pen nibs, tutorials, and more.
- Carey Pietsch shared tips for comic creators from a lecture they recently gave. They also shared this handy comics planning spreadsheet!
- Clara Fernandez-Vara shared this list of tools to make narrative games.
- The Creative Independent shared A Study on the Financial State of Visual Artists Today. The results were not promising, and indicate that most visual artists subsist either below the poverty line or with the help of family or support networks.
- Creator Resource is a new website looking to share resources for comic book creators, writers, and editors. Check it out!
- Sign up for Draw This to receive free reference photos in your email each week. Join the free life drawing livestream every Friday at 4PM PST!
- The Etherington Brothers shared 100 of their “How to Think When you Draw” tutorials.
- Fai wrote a comprehensive Zine Organizing Guide. Thanks, Fai!
- Grace Fong shared this informative thread on working in the animation industry. Thank you Grace!
- H.D. Harris has an ebook available on his Gumroad with tips and tutorials on using Clip Studio Paint!
- Helioscope shared information on how their studio space got started and has continued to run!
- Jenny shared tips on color setting in Photoshop!
- Jetpens shared a Guide to Fineliners.
- Brushes by Kyle T. Webster are available on Adobe’s website. Apparently they work on older, non-CC versions of Photoshop. Test it out and see if it can work for you!
- Nilah Magruder created (and recently updated) this awesome list of literary agents who represent illustrators. Niki Smith also has a list of agents who represent creators of graphic novels. Thank you Nilah and Niki!
- Ever had your work stolen? RitheGuardian created a free DMCA takedown template!
- Shay shared these great tips on selecting zines to participate in (I follow these too!). They also created this incredible spreadsheet for zine templates… wow! Thank you, Shay!
- Strangely Katie shared this great list of ways to develop a creative project outside of drawing or otherwise directly making! Thanks, Katie!
- Sweaty Palms created a list on how to pitch to anthologies.
- The Toronto Comics Anthology shared their process for organizing anthology projects.
- The Void Academy shared this guide on How to Ask for What You Need as a freelance creative.
- Yoshi Yoshitani shared a great thread on pricing commissions!
- Anatomy3D has a 50% off sale on their figure pose packs.
- Every Monday, Barnes and Noble offers deals on manga. They are also having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale on Yen Press titles through July 4. Be sure to check it out!
- Daiya Manga lists great deals for manga and anime!
- Schoolism is offering $100 off an annual subscription through August 3.
- Goodreads constantly offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres. Check out these giveaways for comics and graphic novels, like this one for Hatsu*Haru!
- Seven Seas has a new survey for June. Fill out the survey to be entered into a raffle to win a copy of any book Seven Seas has published so far in 2018!
- Sparkler Monthly is hosting its monthly survey for June. Fill it out for a chance to win a Sparkler paperback of your choice!
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!
Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup – June 22, 2018