Weekly Roundup: June 18, 2021

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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News || Social Resources || Awards and Prizes || Crowdfunded Projects || General/Misc. || 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

  • button_new3 There will be no Roundup on June 25 or July 2. I am visiting family and friends after spending more than a year away!
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Awards


Crowdfunded Projects

aliaterra button_new3 Atthis Arts, LLC is raising funds to publish and produce Alia Terra – Stories from the Dragon Realm. Written by Romanian author Ava Kelly, Alia Terra includes three all-ages queer fairy tales inspired by Romanian folklore which highlight nonbinary characters, aromanticism, and personal acceptance. Reward options include digital and physical copies of Alia Terra, a behind-the-scenes artbook, an in-world story, a special audio recording, printed art cards, an exclusive Alia Terra D20 with a dragon design by Ava Kelly, a traditional cloth bookmark woven in Romania, custom flash fiction, original art, and a hummingbird pin. The campaign ends on June 24.
thechromaticfates Artist Stephanie Cost is raising funds to create the Chromatic Fates Tarot. Based in the Rider-Waite Tarot system, the Chromatic Fates set features the full spectrum of color, with contributions from dozens of artists. Reward options include the tarot deck, an altar cloth, an enamel pin, and a canvas reproduction print. The campaign ends June 27.
gooddirtjunkcollection button_new3 Cloudscape Comics is raising funds to publish graphic novel Madeline’s Good Dirt & Junk Collection. The 110-page comic celebrates things taken for granted and often missed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, such as alleyway trash, decaying weeds, and the communal activities of insects. Reward options include digital and physical copies of Madeline’s Guide, a risograph poster, a risograph bookmark, a sticker set, zines, original artwork, and additional books from the Cloudscape Comics collection. The campaign ends June 29.
alxpriestvol1 button_new3 Arledge Comics is raising funds to publish Alex Priest Volume 1. The 220+ page trade paperback collects issues 1-5 of Alex Priest, a queer comic about hunting vampires, fighting monsters, and saving the world, and also includes behind-the-scenes concept art, guest comics, and more. Reward options include digital and physical copies of Alex Priest Volume 1 and a limited edition tote bag. The campaign ends on July 1. (Note: I do freelance graphic design work for Arledge Comics.)
filthandgrammar button_new3 Shelly Bond is raising funds to publish Filth & Grammar: The Comic Book Editor’s Secret Handbook. With over three decades of experience working in comics, Bond’s 160-page guide gives step-by-step information on the comic-making process from an editor’s point of view. Filth & Grammar shares insights ideal for people interested in an editorial career, creators eager to level up their writing or art game, or readers interested in behind-the-scenes details of what makes a comic work. Reward options include digital, softcover, or hardcover copies of Filth & Grammar, postcards, stickers, badges/pins, an editor’s log book, vellum paper, a red pen, an enamel pin, and a 30-minute Zoom call with Bond. The campaign ends July 3.
workinginthearts button_new3 CHIP Collective is raising funds to publish Working In: The Arts, an informative anthology comic highlighting the huge variety of potential career paths and opportunities within the field of the arts. The 68-page book features illustrated interviews with 9 creatives with ties to Scotland working professionally in the arts, including Animation, Comics, Games, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry, Textiles, Photography, and Fashion Photography, in different fields and locations across the UK. Reward options include digital and physical copies of Working In: The Arts. The campaign ends on July 6.

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


General/Misc.


Animation

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide. You can find a directory of currently open animation jobs at animatedjobs.comSee 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 2019 is now available. Thank you Sasha Bassett for all of your work in collecting and parsing this data!
  • button_new3 Rad Magpie is seeking three artists from the gaming community to create original work to be featured on a limited run of merch like tote bags & prints. The commissioned work will be paid. Apply soon; selections will be made next week.
  • button_new3 The Nib Magazine is accepting comic pitches for their upcoming issue with the theme “Nature.” Nonfiction comics that explore the theme in creative ways, through journalism, history, memoir, explainers, and satire, are welcome. Send your ideas to editors[at]thenib.com by June 30.
  • Comics collective SpiderForest will be accepting applications from webcomic creators interested in joining the collective from June 7-June 30. Read the member requirements and policies here.
  • The Kyoto International Manga Anime Award is accepting submissions of comics from applicants who wish to be a manga artist or illustrator who makes a professional debut in Japan until July 26. Illustrators, submit here with your work themed “Travel to Kyoto.” Prizes include cash, an invite to the Kyoto International Anime Manga Fair (KYO-MAF), your work displayed at KYO-MAF, and a recommendation to all participating editorial departments in the Manga Business Trip Editorial Department at KYO-MAF.
  • The Silent Manga Audition is accepting textless comic entries between 5 and 17 pages in length with the theme “moments of fear, joy or love” until July 28.
  • Wizards in Space is accepting submissions of writing, illustration, and short comics for its upcoming 7th issue with the theme “bridges and barriers” until July 30. Creators of accepted works will be paid, but they do not state how much.
  • button_new3 Bluestockings is accepting submissions of zines for consignment throughout the month of July.
  • The Sequentials team invites scholars, artists, and critics to submit original visual scholarship on any academic, social, or artistic subject. Submissions may be of any length and may be either a large, single image or a series of “pages” to be displayed sequentially. Submissions will be accepted until July 31.
  • EMANATA is seeking young adult graphic novel submissions from agents representing comic artists living in Canada until August 30. Deaf and Disabled, POC, and 2SLGBTQIA+ creators are encouraged to submit with or without an agent.
  • WildStar Press is accepting pitch submissions (short stories or graphic novels; all genres; middle grade and older) until August 31. They will respond to submissions on May 31, July 31, and August 31. (Fun fact: Linda Kuo, who was published through WildStar Press, learned about the opportunity from Paper Cat Press! Watch their video about their experience here on Instagram.)


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 frequently with any event you have planned through 2021. And, as always, wash your hands.

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwide. Mitch Dyer shared a doc full of Game Dev jobs. Work With Indies lists game dev jobs with independent studios.


Designers

  • ABRAMS is seeking an Associate Art Director to join the Children’s Books team, dedicated to the design of young adult, middle-grade, and chapter books under the Amulet Books imprint, and overseeing the imprint as a whole.
  • (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking a Senior Designer.
  • button_new3 (New York, NY) Dial Books for Young Readers is seeking a Designer/Senior Designer.
  • (New York, NY) Holiday House is seeking a Book Designer.
  • Kids Comics Unite is seeking artists and designers to create a new logo. The winner of the contest will receive a $500 cash prize, a free one year subscription of Kids Comics Insider, and free attendance to the 2022 Kids Comics Intensive. Submissions are due on June 30.
  • (New York, NY) Little, Brown Books is seeking an Associate Art Director and a Junior Designer.
  • (New York, NY) Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is seeking an Associate Art Director and a Senior Designer.
  • (Salem, MA) Page Street Publishing is seeking a Design Assistant.
  • (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking:
  • (New York, NY) Workman Publishing is seeking a Designer/Senior Designer and a Design Manager.

Fan Zines

Looking for fan zines to submit to? Check out Apps4Zines on Twitter.


Games

  • (Salt Lake City, UT) Avalanche is seeking a Lead Mocap Tech.
  • Brass Lion Entertainment is filling the following positions related to the development of an action RPG with an anime aesthetic for next gen console and PC: Gameplay Programmer, Concept Artist, Network Programmer, Senior Animator, Senior Combat Designer, Senior Graphics Programmer, Build Programmer, Lead 3D Environment Artist, Principal Software Programmer, and 3D Animation Director.
  • (Austin, TX, currently REMOTE) Farbridge is seeking a 3D Environment Artist, an Art Lead, a Unity C# Engineer, an Unreal C++Engineer, and a VFX and Destruction Artist.
  • (Glendale, CA) Marvel Entertainment is seeking Art Lead and a Director of Product Development for Marvel Games.
  • (Kirkland, WA) Monolith Productions is seeking a Senior FX Artist.
  • (Chicago, IL) NetherRealm Studios is seeking a Associate Animator to manage and test facial animation in-game and learn to tweak in-house and outsourced animation using Maya to obtain a higher quality.
  • Nix Hydra Games is seeking a Creative Video Editor (contractor), a Marketing Director, and a Marketing Graphics Contractor.
  • Playtonic is seeking a Graduate Animator, a Graduate 3D Artist, a Graduate Programmer, a Product Marketing Manager, a Producer, a Publishing Producer, a QA Tester, a Senior Programmer Lead, and a Senior Technical Artist.
  • (REMOTE) Red Thread Games is seeking a Writer for Dustborn, a narrative-driven, third person action-adventure for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
  • (San Francisco, CA) Ridley’s Games is seeking a Game Developer to conceptualize and create innovative, profitable tabletop games.
  • (London, UK) Rocksteady Studios is seeking a Lead Network Programmer, a Senior QA Tester, and a Senior Rendering Engineer.
  • (San Francisco, CA, REMOTE eligible) Supergiant Games is seeking an experienced 3D Character Artist to model a variety of character and creature concepts into animation-ready 3D assets for their games. This is a full-time position with the option for working remotely.
  • (Manchester, United Kingdom) TT Games is seeking a Character Artist.
  • (Oval, London, UK, currently REMOTE) ustoo games is seeking a UI Artist (contract) and a Senior Producer.
  • WB Games is seeking Senior Gameplay Technical AnimatorSenior Level Designer, and Senior Technical Level Designer in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Weathered Sweater, a Black-owned interactive media and art studio, is seeking a 2D Artist/Animator to help create and edit animations for Dot’s Home, a short Unity for Humanity-funded point and click adventure game.

Check this list of animation and gaming jobs worldwideMitch Dyer shared a doc full of Game Dev jobsWork With Indies lists game dev jobs with independent studios.


Mentorships & Fellowships

  • endingbutton_4 The Letras Boricuas Fellowship is accepting applications from emerging and established Puerto Rican writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature, both in Puerto Rico and from across the diaspora in the US, until June 20. Thirty writers will be selected — fifteen in 2021, and fifteen in 2022 — to receive $25,000 each. The Letras Boricuas Fellowship will have two cohorts.
  • endingbutton_4 Scholastic’s Art Mentorship Program is accepting applications from aspiring illustrators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) until June 25 at 11:59PM EST. The program will include portfolio critiques and workshopping, professional industry expectations from a hiring standpoint, and Q&A.
  • button_new3 The Highlights Foundation is accepting applications for a two-year fellowship in children’s literature for Muslim Storytellers until July 15. The fellowship will support 16 Muslim storytellers over the course of two years through online and in-person workshops, mentorship, and retreats centered on craft, community and mental health (including mentorship), the business of publishing, and bridge building to develop understanding of Muslim narratives within the children’s publishing industry.

Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops

  • Light Grey Art Lab’s travel-based residencies are now accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Although these residencies sound incredible, they do not come with stipends or scholarships.
  • button_new3 The 1919 Abolition Arts and Writing Program is accepting applications from all Black and Indigenous cultural workers, writers, and artists on Turtle Island (North America) for a paid opportunity for to curate or publish a series of works from July to September 2021. Preference will be given to artists based in chapter cities Toronto and Calgary. The work of applicants should utilize their artistic talents in the service of abolitionist thinking and intellectual/cultural production.
  • The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for its two residencies – one for a writer, and one for a writer/illustrator – until July 1. The residency includes a $23,000 stipend, private office space, and more.
  • The Center for Cartoon Studies is accepting applications for the Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship. Residency dates for 2021 are October 15-November 15, and dates for 2022 are March 15-April 15. An honorarium of $3,000 will be provided.
  • Applications are open for The Studios at MASS MoCA’s Winter/Spring 2022 residency season. Run by Assets for Artists (the artist-development arm of MASS MoCA), residencies will be scheduled from January – April, 2022, for the Winter/Spring season on MASS MoCA’s historic mill campus in the Berkshire Mountains. Apply by July 8 for consideration.
  • (New York, NY) The Fall 2021 Residency at The Resort in Long Island City, Queens, is accepting applications from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers living in New York City who have signed up for the free online network community.theresortlic.com. Two writers will be awarded a free, dedicated writing desk at the Resort in Long Island City, Queens, for the period September 1 – October 31, 2021, which includes 24/7 Resort access, high speed wifi, seltzer/snacks, and a supportive community. The residency also includes free membership in the online Cabana Club for four months. Apply by July 16 for consideration.
  • ViciousMinutesHour is accepting applications from Black Trans folk for two Artist-in-Residence positions. The artist-in-residence opportunity pays $225 CDN per week and serves as a space/time grant, providing an additional source of income for the general work applicants do as an artist.

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


Scholarships, Sponsorships, and Grants

  • The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is sending US-based BIPOC artists and art administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic payments of $200. Click the link to apply or to donate.
  • button_new3 Artist Relief is offering $5,000 grants to artists facing dire emergencies due to COVID-19. Apply by June 23 for consideration.
  • The Awesome Foundation offers $1000 grants on a rolling basis.
  • The City of West Hollywood is offering Arts Grants to individuals, nonprofits, groups, and/or collectives with the following program categories and deadlines:
    • The Arts Project Grant, available to eligible nonprofit arts organizations for the production, performance, or presentation of art projects that take place in the City of West Hollywood and that serve the West Hollywood community. Applications due July 1.
    • The Organizational Development Grant, supporting non-profit arts organizations with an interest in strengthening their organization’s infrastructure. Applications due July 1.
    • The Transgender Arts Initiative Grant, to support and enhance artwork to be presented or exhibited in West Hollywood by transgender artists. Individual artist, artist collectives or groups, and nonprofit organizations with a history of supporting transgender artists may apply. Applications due July 1.
  • The Covid-19 Aid Funds website lists funding opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Foundry10 is awarding three $2,500 scholarships to students continuing enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year in the following categories: Technical School Returning Student, Community College Returning Student, University Undergraduate Returning Student and Graduate School Returning Student. Apply by June 15 for consideration.
  • 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.
  • 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 (excluding COVID-19).
  • I Need Diverse Games & McElroy Family Podcaster 101 Grants are accepting applications on a rolling basis from Black and POC podcasters (preferably beginners). Recipients will receive one of five bundles which include a Yeti Blue Microphone & a copy of “Everybody has a Podcast (Except You).”
  • The Moonrise Fund, an early-stage equity fund backing ambitious creators, is offering $120,000 to $250,000 funds. Visit this page to learn more and apply.
  • My Documented Life maintains a list of scholarships for undocumented students. (Last updated March 2021)
  • 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.
  • endingbutton_4 Applications for July’s round of ShortBox mini-grants are now open. Three £200 grants available to independent cartoonists. Email info[at]shortbox.co.uk linking to your current site/portfolio, with ‘mini-grant’ as the subject, by June 25. You must have a Paypal.
  • We Need Diverse Books has reopened applications for its Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Publishing.

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


Teaching

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Voice Acting

  • Six to Start is seeking voice talent for a number of roles. They pay £50 GBP per hour, plus an additional £25 GBP set up fee for each recording session, and can pay in local currencies if preferred.

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


Writing and Editing

  • endingbutton_4 Neon Hemlock Press is open to submissions of speculative novellas from BIPOC writers until June 19. Your wordcount should be between 17,500–40,000 words.
  • endingbutton_4 Nightfire will be open to novel and novella submissions for adults across the breadth of the horror genre from June 15, 2021 (9AM EST) to June 22, 2021 (9AM EST).
  • Carnation Books is accepting submissions of queer winter holiday romances until June 30. Scrubbed fanfiction is welcome. Any winter holiday can be featured, and winter-centric romances with no religious holiday are also welcome. Submissions should be light-hearted with HEAs.
  • Through June 2021, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) is waiving fees for SFWA membership for Black writers. If you qualify for membership, are a Black writer, and would like to join the organization or renew your membership, please send an email to office[at]sfwa.org for more information.
  • Inclusive Future Magazine is accepting submissions of prose, poetry, art, and graphic design from trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists and writers until July 15. Selected contributors will be paid; pay amounts are available on the website.
  • button_new3 Catapult Press is accepting submissions of short stories and translated fiction. They pay a minimum of $200 for each published piece. Pieces should be between 500 and 4000 words long, though they are particularly interested in flash fiction (about 1000 words or less). Submit works by July 16 for consideration.
  • The Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices is accepting hard sci-fi submissions of 1,000 to 5,000 words until July 23. Applicants should be writers over 18 who customarily identify Black, have not published and are not under contract for a book, and have three or less paid publications (additional unpaid publications okay). Analog editors commit to purchasing and publishing the winning story in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, with the intent of creating a lasting relationship, including one year of monthly mentorship sessions.
  • The Ann Petry Award is accepting submissions of previously unpublished prose, either a novel or a collection of short stories or novellas, with a minimum of 150 pages, by a Black writer. The awarded manuscript will be published by Red Hen Press, with its writer awarded $3,000, and a four-week residency at The Community Library’s Ernest and Mary Hemingway House in Ketchum, Idaho. Apply by July 30 for consideration.
  • Wizards in Space is accepting submissions of writing, illustration, and short comics for its upcoming 7th issue with the theme “bridges and barriers” until July 30. Creators of accepted works will be paid, but they do not state how much.
  • button_new3 Anathema Magazine is accepting submissions from queer/two-spirit African authors for their upcoming special Africa (August 2021) issue until July 31. They pay $100 CAD for fiction & $50 for poetry.
  • FIYAH Lit Mag is accepting prose and poetry submissions with the theme Love, Death, and Androids until July 31.
  • Submissions are now open for the New Voices Award and the New Visions Award from Lee & Low Books. Winners of each award receive a $2,000 cash prize and a first time publishing contract with Lee & Low Books. Both writing contests are open to writers of color and Indigenous/Native writers who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published (for the New Voices Award), or have had a middle grade or young adult novel published (for the New Visions Award). Submissions are due by July 31.
  • Charlesbridge and TERC are seeking new picture book manuscripts for their “Storytelling Math” series. They are interested only in realistic, contemporary fiction featuring human characters of color, and are particularly interested in #ownvoices manuscripts by BIPOC authors. Manuscripts under 500 words work best for this series. Submit by August 1 for consideration.
  • Violet Gaze Press is now accepting submissions for its Monster Love anthology. Story should be between 15k and 20k words, and must be romance (all steam levels okay) with a HEA/HFN. Submissions are due August 12.
  • button_new3 Blair Publishing is accepting submissions of full manuscripts for the Lee Smith Novel Prize until September 1. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication.
  • Nerve Endings: Smut and Nerve Endings: Romance are accepting submissions of short fiction addressing trans and non-binary experiences of sex, sexuality, and relationships. Submissions for Romance are due by October 4 (extended).
  • The Barbellion Prize is accepting submissions of books published between November 2020 and October 31, 2021 until October 31. Eligibility for the prize is predicated on the author’s presentation of life with a long-term chronic illness or disability, whether that be in the form of blindness, MS, cystic fibrosis, dwarfism, or another comparable condition that may substantially define one’s life.

  • AbleGamers is looking for pitches about disability in video games to be featured in their newsletter and on the AbleGamers website. Financial compensation available for accepted pieces.
  • (New York, NY) Abrams Press is seeking a Senior Editor and an Editorial Assistant.
  • Anathema Magazine is seeking poetry and cover art submissions from queer/two-spirit person of color/Indigenous/Aboriginal people.
  • 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) Astra House is seeking a Senior or Executive 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.
  • (New York, NY) Bard Graduate Center is seeking a Managing Editor.
  • 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.
  • (New York, NY) Book of the Month is hiring an Editorial Assistant.
  • (Petaluma, CA) Cameron + Company is seeking an Editorial Director.
  • button_new3 (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking an Editor.
  • Carnation Books is accepting submissions of f/f historical romance of at least 50,000 words from fanfiction authors.
  • CBR is seeking experienced writers to write on comic book news, analyses, and movie and tv show casting news.
  • Charlesbridge editors are offering free, 30-minute sessions to writers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) to discuss their manuscripts. You must enter a lottery on their website for consideration.
  • (New York, NY) Clarkson Porter is seeking a Senior Editor.
  • 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 Deadlands, a new monthly speculative fiction magazine, is accepting short fiction submissions of up to 5000 words and pays $0.10/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.
  • (New York, NY) Future Proof is seeking a Creative Writer to pitch, design, and create narrative content as a part of their interactive and transmedia content.
  • (New York, NY) Grand Central Publishing is seeking an Editorial Assistant to join imprint Forever.
  • (New York, NY) Grove Atlantic is seeking an editorial and subsidiary rights assistant.
  • (New York, NY) Henry Holt is seeking an Editorial Assistant. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is seeking button_new3 an Associate Editor.
  • Interstellar Flight Press is accepting submissions of essays, book-length nonfiction manuscripts, and BIPOC novellas.
  • Interlude Press has reopened to submissions.
  • (New York, NY) Kevin Anderson & Associates is seeking a Senior Editor.
  • (New York, NY) Knopf Doubleday is seeking an Associate Editor.
  • (REMOTE, New York tri-state area preferred) Lee & Low Books is seeking an Editorial Assistant.
  • (Minneapolis, MN) Lerner Books is seeking an Assistant Editor/Assistant Photo Editor.
  • (New York, NY) Little Bee Books is seeking a Managing Editor.
  • (New York, NY) Little, Brown Books is seeking three Editorial Assistants.
  • “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) Macmillian Adult Trade Division is seeking two Associate Managing Editors and a Senior Managing Editor.
  • New Naratif welcomes pitches from freelancers in Southeast Asia (or from the Southeast Asian diaspora) about stories and issues that matter to Southeast Asia and Southeast Asians. Submissions may include research, journalism, comics, videos, podcasts, etc..
  • (New York, NY) The New Press is seeking an experienced Assistant Editor to support two acquiring editors and also to cultivate The Press’s longstanding list of progressive education titles.
  • (REMOTE) Norwood House Press is seeking an Editorial Assistant. Preference given to applicants based in New York or New Jersey.
  • (New York, NY) Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking an Editor or Senior Editor to oversee manga titles on behalf of their client, Kodansha.
  • (New York, NY) Penguin Workshop is seeking an Editor to acquire and develop Middle Grade and early YA fiction.
  • POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
  • (Princeton, NJ) Princeton University Press is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support two editors in the acquisition, development, and publishing of distinctive and outstanding books in history. They will serve as a liaison both between authors and the Press, and between departments within the Press.
  • (Philadelphia, PA) Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, is seeking an Editor.
  • 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.
  • button_new3 (New York, NY) Scribner Books is seeking a Senior Editor who will acquire, edit, and publish a broad range of works in areas including literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.
  • The SFWA blog is open to nonfiction submissions that might be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy.
  • (Boulder, CO or REMOTE) Shambhala Publications is seeking an Editorial Assistant.
  • (New York, NY) Simon & Schuster is seeking a children’s books Editor for Paula Wiseman Books. This Editor will acquire and edit roughly 10 books a year, including fiction and nonfiction picture books and middle grade novels. They’re also seeking button_new3 an Editorial Assistant for Simon & Schuster Children’s Books.
  • (New York, NY) St. Martin’s Press is seeking a Senior Editor to acquire and edit lead titles, significantly profitable fiction and nonfiction books, and adult and young adult (especially Own Voices) titles.
  • (New York, NY) Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, is seeking a Senior Editor of Children’s Books.
  • 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.
  • (Portland, OR) Timber Press is seeking an Acquisitions Editor.
  • (REMOTE) The Tobias Literary Agency is seeking a Literary Agent.
  • (Los Angeles, CA) Verve Talent & Literary Agency is seeking an assistant to support the head of Verve Publishing.
  • We Need Diverse Books is seeking blog volunteers with experience writing for an audience or an interest in interviewing authors about their work. The position is unpaid.
  • (Los Angeles, CA) WEBTOON is seeking an Associate Editor and button_new3 an Editor.
  • (New York, NY) Workman Publishing is seeking a Director of Children’s Publishing and an Editorial Assistant.
  • (New York, NY) Zeitgeist is seeking an Acquisitions Editor and an Editor.

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Resources


Deals

  • Affinity is offering its programs at a 50% discount following a free 90-day trial.
  • ArtStation is offering free subscriptions through the end of 2021. With a subscription, you can access as many ArtStation Learning courses as you like.
  • button_new3 Clip Studio Paint is on sale until June 22 at 8am UTC/GMT. Save up to 50%! They’re also giving away a Wacom One every day until June 22. See the participation details on the site.
  • button_new3 To celebrate the Clip Studio Paint sale, Frenden’s 800+ Brush Set is on sale for 50% off with code whoopsallcapitalism until June 20.
  • Power and Magic Press is taking 21% off your entire cart through the month of June with offer code PRIDE21 at checkout.

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: June 11, 2021

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