Weekly Roundup: July 18, 2020

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!

WARNING! Some content below may feature NSFW content. Links will be marked NSFW! when the content identifies itself as adult material.

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News || Helping Others || Awards || Crowdfunded Projects || General || Animation || Comics, Illustration, and More || Conventions and Events || Designers || Fan Zines || Games || Mentorships & Fellowships || Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops || Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants || Teaching || Voice Acting || Writing and Editing || Youth and Internships || Resources || Deals || Giveaways


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News

  • Paper Cat Press now has an official mailing list! Sign up here and get notified whenever a new Weekly Roundup goes live.
  • The Marginalized-Genders BIPOC of Comics Discord discovered that the Eisner voting website was malfunctioning, allowing for votes to be manipulated and personal information like full name, address, and email to be revealed. The leak occurred during the same week that a number of comics professionals were exposed as alleged sexual predators. The voting website was initially shut down on June 17, before the original cut-off date of June 18. On June 24, the voting portal reopened with the message that only those who attempted to log in during the [confirmed] compromised security period of June 3 through June 18 would be eligible to re-submit their votes. Gary provided some thoughts on the “anomaly” here
  • In response to COVID19 and the hardships many creators are facing as a result, WEBTOON is extending the current 100% net ad revenue support for CANVAS creators through the end of 2020, with the final 100% net ad revenue payout happening January 2021 for December revenue. 

Social Resources

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.

Awards and Prizes

Nilah Magruder shared this Illustration Awards Masterlist. Scroll down to the Resources section to see even more that Nilah has contributed to the community for free. Thank you so much, Nilah!

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.

endingbutton_4 The Hugo Awards are open for voting until July 22 at midnight PST.

The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is accepting submissions until September 1.

We Need Diverse Books is accepting submissions to the 2021 Walter Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature until November 16. Submissions must be diverse works created my diverse authors, and fit into the category of either “Teen” or “Younger Readers.”


Crowdfunded Projects

stellaria

endingbutton_4 Illustrator Melissa Capriglione is raising funds to produce Stellaria: A Sketchbook. The full-color book will be 5.5×8.5″ with 60 pages. Inside the book, you’ll find sketches, drawings, and illustrations from 2016 to present time. Reward options include physical and digital copies of the book, postcards, an acrylic charm, stickers, prints, a tote bag, postcards, and commissions. The campaign ends on July 23.


buuza_vol2Cartoonist Shazleen Khan is raising funds to publish BUUZA!! Volume 2: In the Land of Spider Silk. Set in an urban fantasy Middle East, BUUZA!! follows Zach and Sam, two young people trying to get by in the sprawling nation of Dawlat al Harir, as they re-examine their cultural identity and find a family in each other and the people they meet there. Reward options include digital and physical volumes of both volumes 1 and 2, prints, postcards, and an enamel pin. The campaign ends on July 30.


oneshi_mrguy

Oneshi Press is raising funds to publish Mr. Guy and the Origins Comics Anthology. This campaign will fund two collections of comics that both explore the theme of Origins: “Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter” and the “Origins Anthology.” Collectively, the work of over 30 creators are featured within these two collections. Reward options include digital and physical copies of the books, more digital comics, postcards, stickers, art prints, socks, a t-shirt, and commissions. The campaign ends on July 31.


abi-spoonie-pins

button_new3 Illustrator Abi Stevens is currently raising funds to produce a line of Spoonie Pins. These pins were designed to help people with chronic illnesses feel empowered and to foster a sense of community with fellow spoonies. Reward options include the pins, a postcard set, and a personalized commission. The campaign ends on July 31.


karavol2

button_new3 Cartoonist and educator Becca Hillburn is raising funds to publish the second volume of 7″ Kara, her multi-volume watercolor comic set in Southeast Louisiana. 7″ Kara has all-ages appeal but was created specifically for younger readers seeking a relaxing escape from everyday life. Reward options includes digital and/or physical copies of volumes 1 and/or 2, supplemental zines Lilliputian Living Volumes 1-3, wooden charms, original artwork, commissions, virtual classroom visits, and more! The campaign ends on August 10.

 Please check the Comics section on Kickstarter to find even more creative crowdfunding campaigns to support.


General/Misc.

  • Abelle, the creator of the #DrawingWhileBlack hashtag, has moved the directory to AirTable. Please add your name if you are a Black artist!
  • Dual Wield Studio is hiring sewists at $20 per hour, or $1.25 per mask, whichever is less.
  • If you’re a Filipino artist, add your name to the Filipino American Artist Directory!
  • button_new3 Gender Unbound is seeking trans and intersex musicians, storytellers, and poets in the U.S. to perform for their livestream during the Gender Unbound Virtual Showcase in September. Performances will be 15 minutes and must relate to the theme of “Home.” Apply by July 24 at 12 noon CST for consideration.
  • The Latinx Collective shared a directory of Latina and Latinx small business owners and collectives. Check it out!


Animation

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.comSee Entertainment Careers for more listings.


Comics, Illustration, and More



Check out Arts for LA, Call for Entry, College Art Opportunities, or Graphic Competitions for more exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities. Check Chris Arrant’s #ComicJobs hashtag on Twitter.


Conventions and Events

Many conventions and major events have been cancelled due to travel restrictions, guest cancellations, and preventative responses to the spread of coronavirus. Here is a list of cancelled and postponed conventions. Please check in daily with any event you have planned for the next year. And, as always, wash your hands.


Designers


Fan Zines

  • button_new3 Jardin Secret, a Fire Emblem: Three Houses fan zine, is accepting applications from artists, merch artists, and writers. Applications are due July 26. Proceeds will be donated to an unidentified charity.

Looking for fan zines to submit to? Check out this spreadsheet created by magicalzombie or the FindAnthologies twitter page for more!


Games

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide that’s updated daily. Mitch Dyer shared a doc full of Game Dev jobs.


Mentorships & Fellowships

  • Leslie and Sloane of the Salt & Honey podcast are accepting applications for a mentorship until August 1.
  • Jillian Tamaki is accepting applications for 6-month mentorships until September 1. One selected mentee will be from Toronto, and the other can be from anywhere; all will meet remotely.
  • VS Books is accepting applications from unpublished writers who are Indigenous, Black or a person of color and who are 50 or older living in Canada until January 4, 2021.


Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

Check out the Alliance of Art CommunitiesArts for LA, College Art Opportunities for exhibition, residency, and grant opportunities.


Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants


Check out Arts for LA, College Art Opportunities, or this list by ProFellow 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.


Voice Acting

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


Writing and Editing


  • AbleGamers is looking for pitches about disability in video games to be featured in our newsletter and on the AbleGamers website. Financial compensation available for accepted pieces.
  • Anathema accepts fiction and nonfiction submissions year-round from queer and nonwhite writers only. They are open to portfolio submissions from illustrators for new/original and/or reprint cover art. They are currently seeking poetry submissions for their upcoming release.
  • Anime Feminist is looking for contributors. Read here for more information. Article writers will be paid $50 per article.
  • Anime News Network is seeking Freelance Editorial Contributors.
  • (New York, NY) The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is hiring a Digital Communications Manager and a Programs Manager.
  • 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.
  • beestung is accepting submissions from non-binary and two-spirit writers. Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrids, and art with intracommunity sensibilities are welcome. Contributors will be paid a $20 honorarium.
  • 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.
  • The BookEnds Literary Agency is hiring remote literary agents and contract consultants.
  • Carnation Press is seeking submissions of short stories from fanfiction writers seeking to transition into publishing their original writing content. 
  • (New York, NY) Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press is seeking a Marketing Coordinator. The salary is listed as $45,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Drinking Gourd is accepting pitches from Black Muslims. They accept work across all genres with a particular fondness for Afrofuturism and speculative fiction. All contributors are paid a $50 flat rate.
  • GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
  • Hashtag Blak is accepting submissions of YA or adult fiction from Black British writers.
  • Interlude Press has reopened to submissions.
  • Interstellar Flight Magazine is accepting submissions of essays, reviews, and creative nonfiction featuring queer and marginalized perspectives in science fiction and fantasy. Contributors are paid a $15 appreciation for publication.
  • “Love Like Mine,” an ongoing column in Xtra, is seeking essays about queer love in all its forms – romantic, familial, platonic, and more.
  • button_new3 The Mary Sue is hiring a part-time Books Editor. New York-adjacent preferred, remote applicants will be considered.
  • Panel Patter is looking for contributors, particularly from writers interested in manga and webcomics. They do not offer payment.
  • POC in Publishing is looking for POC to volunteer as mentors for the next iteration of their mentorship program for 2021, particularly in the following fields in the industry: editorial, agenting/scouting, marketing, publicity, and art/design. All queries from people interested in mentoring can be directed to Mentorship & Retention Committee Director Saba Sulaiman at ssulaiman [at] talcottnotch.net.
  • POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
  • (Washington D.C.) The Pulitzer Center is currently seeking an experienced Copy Editor. 
  • Queerly Represent Me is creating a series of ‘Best Practice Guidelines’ on a number of topics related to diversity and inclusion, and are seeking additional writers and reviewers to contribute. This is a paid opportunity.
  • Reedsy is seeking a remote Freelance Editor.
  • Rogue’s Portal is seeking contributors and columnists. They do not offer payment.
  • 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.
  • The SFWA blog is open to nonfiction submissions that might be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy.
  • Shelf Awareness is seeking a Publishing Assistant.
  • button_new3 SOLRAD is now accepting pitches for comics criticism, essays, and interviews. They are especially interested in cartoonists of color interviewing other cartoonists of color.
  • 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.
  • button_new3 (Los Angeles, CA) WEBTOON is currently seeking a Creative Lead, a Digital Comic Editor (Spanish), an Influencer Marketing Manager, a Localization Specialist, and a Spanish UA Performance Manager. They’re also seeking a Freelance Bilingual Editor/Linguistic Tester (Korean/English) y un Copywriter Creativo.

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


Youth & Internships

Resources

Deals

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


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 – July 10, 2020

 

 

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