Welcome to Paper Cat Press’s 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!
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- SmackJeeves is reformatting their website on December 2 and removing custom domains and templates. They’re also cancelling their subscription model and refunding current subscribers.
- Supporters of Kickstarter United can look to this page for ideas on how to show their support. NOTE: Paper Cat Press supports the union and will follow their lead in the use of Kickstarter.
- SPX has created a legal aid fund in support of 11 indie artists and an indie publisher who are faced with a defamation lawsuit because they spoke out against another creator’s alleged pattern of sexual abuse. Please support their cause and send the message that survivors of sexual assault do not feel afraid to speak out against their abusers and supporters of victims should not pay for an abuser’s crimes.
- 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 Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity is accepting applications from US libraries and staff who overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. A $10,000 cash award will be given to a US library, and four runners-up will receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.
The Ladies of Horror Fiction Awards is accepting submissions of works of horror created by women (cis or trans) until December 31. The awards will be announced in 2020.
The Massachusetts Book Awards are accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s picture book, early reader books, and middle grade/young adult literature by residents of Massachusetts until December 31, 2019 (postmark date).
The Ladies Do Comics Award is accepting submissions of long form graphic novels in process from women in the UK. Digital forms must be submitted by January 5, 2020 and printed books must be received by January 26, 2020.
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is accepting novel-length books and short fiction by Canadian authors published in 2019 until January 31, 2020.
The 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards is accepting submissions of fiction and nonfiction graphic novels published in 2019 until February 1, 2020.
The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction will announce its winners on February 14, 2020. While there is no formal submissions process and judges are tasked with making note of memorable romance fiction, you are welcome to submit your work for consideration.
The SFWA Nebula Awards are accepting nominations from Active, Lifetime Active, and Associate SFWA members in good standing until February 15, 2020, 11:59pm PST.
The Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition is accepting submissions of graphic novels in process from creators who have not yet published a full-length graphic work until February 28, 2020.
Atthis Arts, LLC, is currently raising funds to publish its third anthology Community of Magic Pens. The book will collect new original flash fiction and short stories centered around joy, hope, community, and magic pens. Tier options include digital and paperback copies of the book, copies of all three Atthis Arts anthologies, a limited edition hardcover, and custom flash fiction by anthology editor E.D.E. Bell. The campaign ends on November 30.
Kaitlin Willians is currently raising funds to cover costs for the publication of Name & None Issue 3. A magazine by and for trans/non-binary/non-cis community, Name and None seeks to support, celebrate, and elevate creators often overlooked by mainstream publications. Tier options include early access to the magazine and a postcard. The campaign ends on November 30.
Creatively Queer Press is currently raising funds to cover the publishing costs of Cuentos: A Bilingual Latinx+ Illustrated Story Anthology. Featuring primarily Latinx artists, Cuentos showcases their artistic interpretations of the various monsters and myths found across Latin America, Spain, and the Philippines, and then presents them for a modern audience. Tier options include digital and physical copies of Cuentos, a copy of Eye of the Beholder, a print, an original watercolor sketch, and many thanks. The campaign ends on December 1.
Clarissa Redwine, formerly of Kickstarter, is currently raising funds to produce Solidarity Onboarding. The kit contains tools to open the conversation about organizing workspaces in the tech industry, and includes a booklet with common anti-labor statements made by companies, an enamel pin, a pencil, and a sticker. Tier options include the kit and a show of support for the upcoming free digital edition of the kit’s booklet. The campaign ends on December 2.
Artemisia’s Axe and the Corpse’s Tongue is currently raising funds to publish the Neon Horror Zine. Featuring artwork and short stories from 18 LGBTQIA+ contributors, each piece embraces themes of horror and bright neon color palettes. Tier options include digital and physical prints of the zine, a hard enamel pin, and stickers. The campaign ends on December 12.
TO Comix Press is currently raising funds to publish comic anthology Wayward Kindred. With 17 stories exploring stories about “family” and featuring monsters told in over 200 full-color comic pages, Wayward Kindred promises to be an affecting collection. Tier options include digital and physical copies of the book, prints, past TO Comix titles, and commissions. The campaign ends on December 13.
Artist Yohi Yoshitani is currently raising funds to produce kitsune-themed apparel line KITSUNE. Tier options include an enamel pin, hat, posters, a belt bag, a collar chain enamel pin duo, and a reversible jacket. The campaign ends on December 14.
The Nib is currently raising funds to publish Be Gay, Do Comics: A Queer Comics Anthology. The anthology features 250 pages of full-color comics and queer history, memoir, and satire by more than 30 contributors. Tier options include digital and physical (hardcover) copies of the anthology, a tote bag, stickers, buttons, enamel pins, and past issues of The Nib. The campaign ends on December 19.
Comic creator G. E. Gallas is currently raising funds on Unbound to publish The Plague and Doctor Caim. Following the life of a 17th-century plague doctor, The Plague and Doctor Caim explores the history of the Black Plague and its treatment in a fictional macabre comedy. Tier options include the hardback book, the ebook, a bookmark, postcards, and linocut prints.
- Abelle, the creator of the #DrawingWhileBlack hashtag, has created a directory of artists. Please add your name if you are a Black artist!
- If you’re a Filipino artist, add your name to the Filipino American Artist Directory!
- Get Media L.I.T. is seeking an Instructional Designer.
- inQluded is accepting nominations of awesome, inspiring QTIBIPoC people for features in their magazine and platform.
- Jaleesa Rosario of the University of Michigan is looking for Black creators and creators of color who do business online as artists to fill out an anonymized survey. Participants will receive a small stipend for their time.
- Kickstarter will be hosting its make100 promotion again in January 2020.
- The Latinx Collective shared a directory of Latina and Latinx small business owners and collectives. Check it out!
- LGBTQube is seeking Artists, Writers, and Content & Product Creators to be paid contributors for an upcoming queer centric subscription book box. Please apply here.
- Did you or will you table in an artist alley in the US in 2019? Take the 2019 Artist Alley Convention Survey here. The results of the 2018 survey are available here.
- (Burbank, CA) Bento Box is seeking a 2D Animation Retakes Coordinator, an Assistant in the Development Department, an Episodic Director, and a Production Supervisor.
- (London, UK) Blue-Zoo Animation is seeking an Art Director, a New Business Manager, Creative Producer, a Junior Look Development Artist, a Junior Lighting and Compositing Artist, a Junior Character Designer, a Lead Character Designer, a Lead Set Designer, Maya Riggers, a Mid Character Designer, a Mid Set Designer, a Mid Vehicle and Prop Designer, a Realtime Technical Artist, a Senior Set Designer, and a Senior Vehicle and Prop Designer. They’re also accepting speculative applications for Maya Animators, Maya Riggers, Maya Lighting/Compositing TDs, and Script Writers.
- (Dublin, Ireland) Brown Bag Films is seeking 2D Artists, an Animation Director, a CG Supervisor, a Speculative Episodic Director, a Lead Animator, a Production Coordinator, and a Senior Rigger.
- (Glendale, CA) DreamWorks is hiring an Animator, an Art Director (TV), a Crowds Artist, a Department TD, a Development Coordinator (TV), a Director of Development (TV), an Effects Artist, a Head of Development (Feature), a Modeler, a Production Assistant (Feature), a Production Assistant (TV), a Production Designer (Feature), a Production Manager, a Production Supervisor (Feature), a Senior Graphics/Rendering Engineer, Visual Development Artist (TV), and more. They’re also hiring interns for Spring 2020 in Animation Production, Public Relations, TV Business Operations, and TV Music.
- (Madrid, Spain) Lightbox Animation Studios is seeking CFX Artists, a Character 3D Modeler (Mid/Senior), a Character Concept Artist, a Layout Artist, a Matte Painter, a Sets and Props 3D Modeler (Mid/Senior), a Sets and Props Concept Artist, and a Storyboard Artist.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Netflix Animation is hiring an Animatic Editor, a Character Designer, an Episode Director, a Production Supervisor (Feature), a Python Programmer, a Senior Visual Development Artist (Feature), a Set Fabricator, a Storyboard Artist, a Technical Director, and a Visual Development Artist.
- (Burbank, CA) Nickelodeon is seeking a 2D Designer, an Animation Production Assistant, an Art Director, an Asset Manager, a CG Animation Supervisor, a CG Generalist, a Character Technical Director, a Department Coordinator, a Lead CG Texture Artist, a Lead FX Artist, a Lighting-Compositing Artist, a Line Producer, a Production Assistant, Production Coordinators (1) (2), a UE4 Artist, a UE4 Pipeline Engineer, and a UE4 Sequencer Engineer. They’re also looking for a 2D Animator/Motion Graphics Artist, a Production Audio Coordinator, a Storyboard Artist, and a Story Editor in New York City, NY.
- Pixomondo is seeking an Asset Artist/Previs, a Character/Hard Surface Animator, a Composite Artist, a Compositor, a Digital Production Artist (VFX), a Houdini FX Artist, a Lead Lighting Artist, a Look Development/Shading, a Previz Artist/Animator, a Senior Graphic Designer, an Unreal Engine Technical Artist, and a Web Programmer/Designer/Builder in Los Angeles, CA. They’re also seeking a 3D Texture Artist, an Animator, an Asset Artist, a CG Supervisor, a Comp/Nuke TD, a Houdini TD, a Junior Python Developer, a Lead Animator, a Lead Asset Artist, a Maya TD, a Nuke TD, a Pipeline TD, a Rigging TD, a Rigger, a Roto/Paint Artist, a Senior Matte Painter, a Senior Python Developer, a Show TD, a VFX Coordinator, and a VFX Supervisor in Toronto, Canada. They also have jobs in Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Montreal, Canada; and Stuttgart, Germany.
- (Austin, TX) Powerhouse Animation is seeking a 2D Animator, a Heaven’s Forest Background Artist, a Boutique 2D Animator, a Boutique 2D Compositor, a Boutique Background Artist, a Boutique Pre-Production Artist, a Heaven’s Forest Character Artist, an Editor, a Series 2D Compositor, a Series Background Artist, a Series Character Artist, a Heaven’s Forest Storyboard Artist, and a Storyboard Artist.
- (Vancouver, BC) Sony Imageworks is hiring Animators, Character FX Technical Directors, Compositors, FX Artists, Layout Artists, Lighters, Matte Painters, Modelers, and more.
- Titmouse is seeking a Line Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Manager, and interns in Los Angeles, CA. They’re also seeking a 2D Animator, Background Layout Artist, Background Painter, and a CG Generalist in Vancouver, Canada.
- (Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Animation is seeking a Feature Production Trainee, a Post Production Supervisor, and a Technical Director.
Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide that’s updated daily. You can find a directory of currently open animation jobs at animatedjobs.com. See Entertainment Careers for more listings.
Comics, Illustration, and More
- DisabledCartoonists.com has launched! Submissions at CartoonistsofColor.com and QueerCartoonists.com have reopened. Thank you Mari Naomi and Cameron for all of your work in creating and maintaining these priceless resources!
- The results of the Comics Workforce Study is now available. Thank you Sasha Bassett for all of your work in collecting and parsing this data!
- Threadless is accepting artwork for the following challenges: Imaginary Friends, due today, November 29; Cyberpunk, due December 6; and Patterns Remixed, due December 13.
- The ART street Monthly Art competition is accepting entries with the theme “Halloween” until today, November 29.
- The Bi Pride Anthology is accepting applications from artists and writers until November 30. Profits after production costs will be split between contributors and a charity.
- Applications are open for the Girls Who Love Monsters collaborative art and writing anthology until December 1. Applications are accepted from anyone who identifies as a woman.
- Visual AIDS is accepting short narrative comic proposals for their upcoming exhibition until December 20. Artists need not have previous experience. Artists living with HIV are highly encouraged to apply.
- The Wool Woof Webcomic Collective is accepting webcomic applications until December 26.
- WildStar Press is accepting submissions for Tales of the Unknown: A Cryptid Anthology until January 1, 2020.
- Spectrum 27 is accepting entries until January 23, 2020. The single entry fee is $20 per entry.
- The Great Command Meant is accepting comic proposals until January 31, 2020. The anthology will be funded through Kickstarter, though the percentages that contributors will receive is not stated.
- The 13th Silent Manga Audition, in collaboration with UNESCO Asia & Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, is accepting submissions of manga-style comics with the theme “together for peace” until January 31, 2020.
- Sam is accepting work from artists who identify as Asian American/Asian/Pacific Islander until January 31, 2020. More details can be found here.
- MediBang Paint is hosting a Mobile Novel Cover Art Contest. Submit your work by January 14, 2020 for a chance to be used for an ebook’s cover art (no cash prize).
- NSFW! Filthy Figments is currently accepting pitches for new comics until January 31, 2020.
- MediBang Paint’s ARTStreet is hosting a Dog vs. Cat art contest until February 5, 2020. The winner will receive 50,000 yen.
- MediBang Paint is hosting a Carole and Tuesday Fanart Contest. Submit fanart of the series by February 28, 2020 for an opportunity to win up to 100,000 yen prize money and comments from the judges (Shinichiro Watanabe, Minami Masahiko, and Tsunemori Saito).
- Top Cow is hosting a Talent Hunt for previously unpublished writers and artists. Submit by February 28, 2020 for consideration.
- Anathema accepts fiction and nonfiction submissions year-round from queer and nonwhite writers. They are open to portfolio submissions from illustrators for new/original and/or reprint cover art.
- Arledge Comics is accepting submissions of all-ages comics on a rolling basis.
- Arsenika is accepting portfolio submissions for reprint cover work and pays $100 for reprint artwork.
- The Asexual is accepting general submissions from marginalized voices in the queer community.
- (Los Angeles, CA) BOOM! Studios is hiring an Editor.
- (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking an Executive Art Director.
- Stephanie Cooke is actively connecting comic creators of all types for paid projects. Check out Creator Advisor for more information.
- (Burbank, CA) DC Entertainment is seeking two Assistant Editors for the Editorial – DC Comics Department (1) (2) and a Creative Director, Development.
- Diskette and Harder Disk are accepting pitches, especially of erotic work, from queer creators.
- ENBY is seeking merch and zines to stock in their distro.
- GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
- Jerry’s Art-A-Rama hosts a number of art contests, some ongoing and some requiring specific materials.
- Do you have a webcomic with LGBTQ characters and themes? LGBTQ Webcomics is looking to add more queer webcomics to their database on Tagpacker!
- Longreads is accepting portfolio submissions from illustrators.
- Mark O. Stack is seeking an artist for a serial comic with Francesca Lyn and a cartoonist to create and launch a serial for issue 2 of Weekend Warrior Comics.
- Narratively is seeking submissions of writing, photography, and illustrations.
- Natashane is accepting entries from asexual creators or creators of comics with asexual characters for a directory of Asexual Comics that they’ve created.
- The New Southern Fugitives is seeking submissions of fiction, book reviews, essays, poetry, photography, and visual art from creators in the South. They pay $60 per book review, essay, or story and $25 per poem, photograph, or visual art.
- You can send samples of your work along with pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered by The Nib.
- Pink Narcissus Press is seeking cover artwork for SF/F speculative fiction. They pay $100-$200 for nonexclusive rights.
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- QueerWebcomics.com, a new small comics publisher, recently launched and has two mailing lists available for sign-up – one for professionals, and a general list for customers.
- Robot Dinosaur Games is accepting artwork submissions for its upcoming anthology. They will pay $75 per piece.
- Scholastic Canada invites professional illustrators to email sample art and links to an online portfolio to Andrea Casault, Art Director at email@example.com.
- (New York, NY) W. W. Norton is seeking an Associate Art Director.
- (Boston, MA) Warren for President is seeking a Designer and an Illustrator.
- The Webcomic Library is a new resource that hopes to serve as a comprehensive list of webcomics. Submit your webcomic using this form.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Webtoon is seeking a Bilingual Copy Editor (English/Spanish) and a Senior Copy Editor.
Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry, College Art Opportunities, or Graphic Competitions 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 Chris Arrant’s #ComicJobs hashtag on Twitter.
Conventions and Events
Con or Bust is seeking volunteers to join their Board as a an Interim President and Treasurer, as well as seasonal volunteers. Con or Bust aims to provide free tickets and travel grants to fans of color who want to attend SFF cons.
- AwesomeCon (Washington D.C., May 1-3, 2020) is currently accepting applications for its Artist Alley, Pride Alley, and Makers Market.
- CAKE (Chicago Alternate Comics Expo; June 13-14, 2020) is accepting applications until December 14.
- ConnectiCon (Hartford, CT; July 9-12, 2020) has Artist Colony tables available.
- FanX (Salt Lake City, UT; September 17-19, 2020) has artist alley and exhibitor spaces available.
- The Hill City Comics and Zine Fair (Lynchburg, VA; March 21, 2020) is accepting table applications until January 3, 2020.
- LightBox Expo (Pasadena, CA; September 11-13, 2020) is accepting table applications until 9PM PST on January 31, 2020.
- The NYC Feminist Zine Fest (New York, NY; March 29, 2020) is accepting applications with sliding scale table costs until December 15.
- QFX East (Tampa, FL; May 29-31, 2020) is currently accepting vendor applications. They’re also accepting panel submissions.
- Rose City Comic Con (Portland, OR; September 11-13, 2020) is accepting Artist Alley and Makers Market applications (WAIT LIST ONLY).
- Sakura-Con (Seattle, WA; April 10-12) is accepting Artist Alley applications.
- VanCAF (Vancouver, CAN; May 16-17, 2020) is accepting applications for its artist alley until December 1.
- WonderCon (Anaheim, CA; April 10-12, 2020) is accepting artist alley applications.
- Artists living and working in New Zealand are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 Hugo Award and the 1945 Retro Hugo Award base designs until January 17, 2020.
- (New York, NY) Abrams is seeking a Senior Designer, a Designer, a Junior Designer (Children’s Books), and a Junior Designer (Adult Design Department).
- (New York, NY) Catapult and Counterpoint Press is seeking a Designer or Senior Designer.
- (San Francisco, CA) Crunchyroll is seeking a Senior Graphic Design for Crunchyroll Games, and a Senior Product Designer.
- (Remote) Kidsbook Publishing is seeking Children’s Book Designers.
- (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking a Designer for imprint Clarkson Potter.
- (New York, NY) Simon & Schuster is seeking a Senior Book Cover Designer and a Senior Designer for Tiller Press.
- (San Francisco, CA) Viz Media is seeking a Designer for Trade Books. They’re also seeking a Design Intern for Spring 2020.
- (Boston, MA) Warren for President is seeking a Designer and an Illustrator.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Webtoon is seeking a Freelance Graphic Designer for a 3-6 month temporary position.
- GUARDIAN: A Fire Emblem 3 Houses Zine is currently accepting applications from artists and writers until today, November 29. “Proceeds will depend on what the contributors want.”
- The Avatarots Zine project is accepting applications from artists and writers until November 30. Proceeds will be donated to charity after manufacturing/shipping costs.
- Steven Universe Forever: I Can’t Believe We’ve Come So Far is accepting applications from artists until December 15. There is no information about how contributors will be compensated.
- (Warszawa, Poland) 11 Bit Studios is seeking a DevOps Engineer, an Expert UI/UX Designer, a Gameplay Programmer, a Lead Artist, a Lead Game Designer, a Senior Gameplay Animator, a Senior Gameplay Programmer, and a Senior Producer.
- (Salt Lake City, UT) Avalanche is seeking a Community Manager, a Senior Character Artist, a Senior FX Artist.
- (San Francisco, CA) Crunchyroll Games is seeking a Senior Graphic Designer.
(Los Angeles, CA) DICE LA is seeking an Animation Director, an Art Director – Presentation/UI, Character Technical Animation Director, a Design Director, a Lead Character Artist, and a UX/UI Design Director. DICE Stockholm has many job openings, as well.
- (San Francisco, CA) Double Fine Productions is seeking a VFX Artist.
- Grimlore Games is seeking a content designer/scripter, a network programmer, a tools programmer, a character artist, an environment artist, an animation programmer, a lead programmer, a tester or lead tester, a level designer, and a C++ graphics/engine dev.
- itch.io has launched a job board so that studios can post paid positions to the itch.io development team.
- (Kirkland, WA) Monolith Productions is seeking an Advanced Artist (World), an Advanced Software Engineer, an Artist (World), an Art Lead (Facial Animation), a Cinematics Director/Master Artist, a Lead Artist, Concept, a Materials Lead Artist, an Advanced Technical Artist, Characters, an Advanced Technical Artist for World “Construction,” Advanced UI Artist, a Cinematics Director/Master Artist, Presentation, a Senior Artist/Animator, a Senior Software Engineer, and a Senior Artist/Animator, Outsourcing.
- (Chicago, Illinois) NetherRealm Studios is seeking an Artist/Animator, a Senior Designer, Senior FX Artist, an FX Artist, an Advanced Concept Artist, and a Senior Technical Artist, Animation.
(Irvine, CA) Nexon is seeking an Animator (Contract), Associate Animator (Contract), a Concept Artist (Contract), Environment Artist (Contract), a Principal VFX Artist, a Senior Animator (Contract), a Senior Gameplay Engineer, and a Senior Server Engineer.
- Queerly Represent Me is seeking more pitches for their Game As You Are series. Selected contributors will be paid. They’re also seeking interviewees who are queer and work in games.
- (London, UK) Roll7 is seeking a Character Artist, a Lead Artist, a Lead Environment Artist, Lead Programmer, a Level Designer, a Narrative Designer, a Quality Assurance Tester, and a Remote Studio Manager.
- (London, UK) Supersolid Games is seeking a 3D Animator, a Cinematic Artist, a Data Analyst, a Game Developer, a Senior Game Designer, and a Server Developer.
- (Manchester, UK) TT Games is seeking an In-Game Animator, a Gameplay Programmer, and a Senior/Lead Gameplay Designer.
- (Toronto, Canada) Ubisoft is hiring artists, programmers, office workers, and more.
- WB Games is seeking an Advanced Technical Artist, FX in Kirkland, Washington. They’re also seeking a Creative Director and Senior Software Engineer in Needham, MA; a Staff Game Designer, a Senior Art Manager, a Senior Software Engineer – Mobile Games, and a Mobile Game Designer in San Francisco, CA; and an Animation Technical Director, Animator, a Level Design Director, and Senior Animator in Montreal, Quebec. They are also seeking gamers in Montreal, San Francisco, and Seattle to test games currently in development.
Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide that’s updated daily.
Mentorships & Fellowships
- inQluded is accepting applications for their QTIBIMPOC Writers and Illustrators Mentorship Program until December 8.
- Permission to Write’s mentorship program is accepting writing mentors until December 15 and Black writers and writers of color as mentees until December 31.
- The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is accepting applications for the 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in Craft/Sculpture, Digital/Electronic Arts, Nonfiction Literature, Poetry, and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts until January 22, 2020. Applicants must be over the age of 25 and living in the State of New York, among other restrictions.
- Tessera Editorial is accepting mentee applications for their Editor-In-Training Mentorship Program.
Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops
- The Alaska Robotics Comic Camp (April 23-28, 2020) is accepting applications until December 16.
- Light Grey Art Lab opened applications for two upcoming art camps: one in Japan ($2,295), and one in Costa Rica ($2,150). Payment plans are available.
Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants
- Point of Pride’s Annual Transgender Surgery Fund is accepting applications until November 30.
- Sponsored by I Need Diverse Games, the 2020 GDC Scholarship is accepting applications until December 6.
- Genderbands is accepting grant applications for transition-related expenses until December 31.
- The Awesome Foundation offers $1000 grants on a rolling basis.
- Black Rainbow offers microgrants of $300 to LGBQTI people of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community that includes $200 to assist with hosting Indigenous LGBTQI community events.
- The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism is accepting applications from artists on a rolling basis. Artists covering data privacy, the 2018/2020 elections, the role of technology in society, political influence campaigns, harmful technologies, countering disinformation, and artificial intelligence may receive $500 to $5,000 in grants.
- Gumroad’s Creators Fund is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Gumroad will be allocating $50,000 in creative grants of $500 to $5,000 throughout the year.
- Mel Gillman shared this list of Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies for Cartoonists! Thanks, Mel!
- My Documented Life maintains a list of scholarships for undocumented students.
- 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.
- Springboard for the arts offers an Emergency Relief Fund for personal and community disasters that affect artists in Minnesota.
- Tulsa Remote is accepting applications from remote workers who are willing to relocate to Tulsa, OK in exchange for reduced rent and a total of $10,000 over the course of a year. Read more about the program here.
- The Vlogbrothers are offering sponsorships to creators of educational video content.
Check the Casting Call Club for more voice acting and audio opportunities.
Writing and Editing
- The Bi Pride Anthology is accepting applications from artists and writers until November 30. Profits after production costs will be split between contributors and a charity.
Neon Hemlock Press is accepting short story submissions for the anthology Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn’t Die until November 30.
- #PitMad is taking place December 5. Find out more here.
- ENBY is seeking submissions from nonbinary contributors for their fifth issue themed around “Mental Health” until December 5. Contributors will be paid a small stipend in CAD.
- ColorBLOQ is accepting submissions for their Spring Collection, TABLE: The Cultural History of Cuisine & Queer Relationships to Food until December 6.
- The Nobrow Short Story Competition is accepting submissions around the theme “The censor” until December 9. The overall winner will receive £2000, and all selected contributors will receive £150, two complimentary copies of the book, and will be invited to attend events including a launch and readings.
- FIYAH Lit Mag is accepting unthemed prose and poetry submissions until December 31.
- Rebuilding Tomorrow is accepting prose submissions that feature disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists rebuilding society and living their life a significant time after an apocalyptic disaster. Submissions are open until January 31, 2020.
- Cantina Publishing is accepting submissions for f/f anthology Silk & Steel: An Adventure Anthology of Queer Ladies until February 22, 2020. Selected authors will be paid $0.08/word.
- (New York, NY) Abrams Media is seeking an Associate Managing Editor, an Associate Managing Editor – Children’s, and an Associate Editor – Adult.
- (New York, NY) AI Now is seeking an Editorial Lead.
- The American Greetings Alternative Writing Studio is accepting applications for freelance card writers. They’re also looking for Funny Birthday Cards for Relatives until December 1.
- Anime Feminist is looking for contributors. Read here for more information. Article writers will be paid $50 per article.
- Anime News Network is looking for Convention Correspondents and Freelance Editorial Contributors.
- (New York, NY) Atria Books is seeking a Senior Production Editor.
- Autostraddle is seeking personal essays, feature stories, and article submissions on fashion and beauty, sex and relationships, humor, and investigative journalism, particularly from butch/masculine-of-center women, people of color, people over age 45, and trans women.
- (Boston, MA) Beacon Press is seeking an Editorial Assistant.
- Black Girls Create is seeking black women creators and pop culture critique and commentary from black women creators.
- Black Rainbow accepts pitches from LGBQTI people of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and pays $150 for selected articles.
- (London, UK/REMOTE OKAY) Blue-Zoo Animation is seeking Speculative Script Writers.
- (Cambridge, MA) BookBub is seeking a Romance Editor.
- Carina Press has a new call for Carina Adores, a new trope-driven LGBTQ+ contemporary romance line.
- Carnation Press is seeking submissions of short stories from fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content.
- CBR is seeking experienced writers to write on comic book news, analyses, and movie and tv show casting news.
- Clarksworld Magazine is looking for fiction and nonfiction contributors and pays up to $0.10 per word.
- (San Francisco, CA or remote) Crunchyroll is seeking a Subtitle Script Editor (Japanese – remote ok), a Translator and Subtitler (Japanese – remote ok), and a temp Social Media Coordinator for Crunchyroll Games.
- 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.
- (Burbank, CA) DC Entertainment is seeking two Assistant Editors for the Editorial – DC Comics Department (1) (2).
- Fiyah Lit Mag is accepting submissions from Black comic creators for features on a rolling basis. They’re also accepting prose and poetry submissions.
- GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
- (New York, NY) Hachette Books is seeking an Executive Editor/Senior Editor.
- (New York, NY) Hachette Go is seeking an Editor/Senior Editor.
- Hashtag Blak is accepting submissions of YA or adult fiction from Black British writers.
- (New York, NY) Henry Holt & Company is seeking an Editor in Chief.
- InQluded is seeking a Nonfiction Editor (volunteer, unpaid).
- Interlude Press is seeking LGBTQA+ contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction YA novels and LGBTQA+ contemporary, historical, romantic comedy, mystery/suspense, and romantic adult fiction. Manuscripts should be 60,000-80,000 words in length.
- (New York, NY) Jimmy Patterson Books is seeking an Editorial Director.
- (New York, NY) Little, Brown is seeking an Editorial Assistant and a Senior Editor.
- “Love Like Mine,” an ongoing column in Xtra, is seeking essays about queer love in all its forms – romantic, familial, platonic, and more.
- (New York, NY) McGraw-Hill Education is seeking a Senior Editor.
- The New York Times is seeking contributors, particularly contributors of color, for their Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love columns.
- Panel Patter is looking for contributors, particularly from writers interested in manga and webcomics!
- (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking an Associate Managing Editor and an Editor for Vintage/Anchor.
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- Rogue’s Portal is seeking contributors.
- Scholastic Canada is currently interested in reviewing Indigenous material in all genres and at all levels. No other unsolicited submissions are being accepted at this time.
- (New York, NY) Scientific American is seeking an Editor in Chief.
- The SFWA blog is open to nonfiction submissions that might be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy.
- (New York, NY) Simon & Schuster is seeking an Editor.
- Slide Stories is seeking writers for their love and sex short fiction platform focused on underrepresented audiences. Applications are open here and here.
- (New York, NY) Sourcebooks is seeking an Acquisitions Editor.
- The Temper is seeking written works, particularly from marginalized writers, that relate to sobriety, addiction, or recovery.
- Three-Lobed Burning Eye is seeking original speculative short stories and flash fiction. Accepted authors of short stories will receive $100 and for flash fiction authors will receive $30.
- (Berkeley, CA) Ulysses Press is seeking a part-time Print Production/Editorial Assistant.
- (New York, NY) W. W. Norton is seeking an Editorial Assistant, Political Science.
- (Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Consumer Products is seeking a Manager of Editorial Publishing.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Webtoon is seeking a Bilingual Copy Editor (English/Spanish) and Senior Copy Editor.
- Zooscape is accepting submissions of furry fiction up to 10,000 words. They pay 6 cents per word up to 1000 words, $60 for longer stories, and $20 for reprints.
Check out writingcareer.com for a list of calls for submission!
Youth & Internships
- Looking to hire a remote intern? Jessica shared some tips on how to do so!
- (New York, NY) Abrams is seeking a Managing Editorial intern.
- (Westlake, OH) American Greetings is seeking a paid summer intern to start work on June 1, 2020 for a 10-week program.
- (Boston, MA) Beacon Press is seeking interns in Book Production, Editing, Marketing, and Publicity.
- (New York, NY) Bold Type Books is accepting applications for a full-time paid Harriet and Perry Grover Editorial Intern until December 2.
- (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking interns in Design, Editorial, Graphic Production, Marketing, Production and Manufacturing, Publishing Technologies, and Sales.
- (Burbank, CA) Cartoon Network is seeking interns. View their full Internships page here.
- Comics Club highlights and connects comic clubs and shares advice and resources to help youth comic creators.
- (Glendale, CA) DreamWorks is hiring interns for Spring 2020 in Animation Production, Production Intern (Custom Animations), Public Relations, R&D Software Engineering, TV Business Operations, and TV Music.
- 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.
- (New York, NY) Oxford University Press is seeking an Acquisitions Editorial Intern to help in the Academic and Trade Sciences departments.
- (New York, NY) Simon and Schuster are seeking interns for their 2020 Spring Internship program.
- (Brooklyn, NY) Ulysses Press is seeking a Publishing Intern.
- (Burbank, CA) Walt Disney Animation Studios is seeking interns for Summer 2020 in Environments Software, Meander Drawing Software, Real-Time Rendering, and Technology Tools. They’re also seeking a Technology Research Graduate Intern.
- (Needham, MA) WB Games is seeking a Technical Game Designer Intern.
- (San Francisco, CA) Viz Media is seeking a Design Intern and an Editorial Intern.
- The 2019 Convention Artist Survey is now accepting submissions from artists who sold work at 2019 shows.
- Becca Hillburn of Nattosoup shared a post on Affordable Adobe Alternatives for Illustrators. Be sure to check Becca’s Youtube channel for new video interviews with independent artists, walkthroughs with dip pen nibs, tutorials, and more.
- Becca shared this great thread on essential soft skills for freelancers.
- Camilla Zhang hosted the “Running A Comics Project on Kickstarter” Webinar, and you can watch it here.
- Caytlin shared some great advice on raising your prices and what to expect!
- Cheryl shared how you can convert traditional inks to workable digital lineart in Clip Studio Paint!
- Have you checked out the Creator Advisor? Initialized and run by Stephanie Cooke, the project aims to connect anyone involved in making comics together for paid projects, with an goal to prioritize marginalized creators.
- Creator Resource shares resources for comic book creators, writers, and editors.
- Der-shing Helmer shared some Kickstarter advice in this thread.
- #DisabledAndHere has provided free stock photography, portraits, and interviews from from disabled BIPOC in the Pacific Northwest.
- The Electric Zine Maker is a web-based print shop and art tool for making zines. It even shows you folding instructions, and you can save your work, too! Thank you Nathalie for this cool resource and website!
- Elissa shared a thread on reaching out to your local bookstores as an author!
- Erin Roseberry shared some great info on getting your work into your local library!
- The Etherington Brothers share all kinds of drawing advice on their Instagram.
- Everest shared a HUGE list of artist opportunities (mostly residencies, grants, and galleries) with over 375 links! Wow! Thank you for sharing, Everest!
- Hnery shared a web app that lets you rotate a 3D model of a skeleton.
- Having trouble drawing a pose cropped within the borders of a comic page panel? Take this tip from Jen!
- KiDChan shared this great tip (adapted from a Loomis tip) to increase the look of brilliance in a work.
- Litebox has launched its website which shares wages earned by illustrators from a variety of clients.
- Literary Agents of Color is a directory that aims to support literary agents of color in the publishing industry.
- Mel Gillman shared a worksheet from their colored pencil workshop.
- Melissa shared a thread full of excellent tips for making comics!
- Great packaging idea from Muta – use compostable teabags to replace plastic packaging for small items!
- Nilah Magruder updated the list of literary agents who represent illustrators and added a new page with Steps to Querying. Niki Smith also has a list of agents who represent creators of graphic novels. Maria Vicente shared a guide on querying your graphic novel, from the perspective of a literary agent.
- Artist Reimena Yee shared advice on How to Break Into Comics: A Guide for Malaysians by a Malaysian. They also shared great advice for editing comics (for non-comic editors, but good for anyone) AND a blog post on researching for [historical] graphic novels! Also, I like this idea about comics having a transcript that describes what’s happening on the page in full, more illustratively than a script does.
- Sarah Stern shared tips on optimizing your artwork for working with a colorist.
- Shannon Wright shared the “Super Condensed Zine” PDF – a FREE collection of tips on portfolios, websites, agents, and pitching.
- Spike shared some great info on marketing to libraries! Thank you, Spike!
- TO Comix Press has shared a sample contract for comic anthology projects, the start-to-finish process of producing an anthology, and articles on marketing and getting indie books into stores. Recently, they shared the questions they ask in an anonymous survey given out at the end of anthology projects, which help contributors air grievances and help the publisher gain insight and grow to be better. Amazing! Thanks for always being so helpful!
- Vampbyte shared a thread of tips on using the 3D models in Clip Studio Paint.
- Wendy Xu shared a primer on getting an agent as a comic artist.
- Yoshi Yoshitani shared a comprehensive Guide to Tabling at Conventions (2019 Edition). They also shared a guide to commenting etiquette in online spaces and how to email illustrators about work. Thanks Yoshi!
- Illustrator Yuro shared a list of time-saving tips for Clip Studio Paint.
- Zack shared this great video of how Clip Studio’s perspective tools work! He also shared a guide on making and editing brushes in Clip Studio Paint. Thanks, Zack!
- There are a lot of online sales this week and next thanks to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday/Week in the US. Keep an eye out for them. Do a search on your technology and comic needs today and see what deals you can find!
- Clip Studio Paint is on sale for up to 50% off until December 3, 8AM UTC/GMT.
- All Iron Circus books are on sale for 25% off, with a new title listed on sale for 50% off every day.
- Wacom is offering up to 40% off its refurbished tablets until December 2.
- XP-Pen is offering up to 30% off their products through December 5.
- ZapCreatives is offering 20% off everything with code BLACK20 – only valid for 500 uses.
- Clip Studio Paint is giving away a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24. Enter by December 3 at 8AM UTC/GMT for a chance to win!
- Goodreads offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres. Check out these giveaways for comics and graphic novels.
- Seven Seas has a survey for November. Suggest up to 18 new titles for Seven Seas to consider for licensing. Fill out the survey to be entered into a raffle to win a copy of any book Seven Seas has published so far in 2019!
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 – November 22, 2019