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NewsThis Weekly Roundup will be the last one. I’ve finally decided to stop creating the Weekly Roundup. I’ve thought over the decision for a while, and have finally reached a place where I am completely ready to conclude this project. For over five years, I created a Roundup almost every week, and I am very proud of the work I’ve done. I’m also really grateful for the support I’ve received from you, the many people who use and share the resource. I started the Weekly Roundup because I was tired of seeing my creative friends miss out on awesome opportunities. I wanted there to be a centralized place where a person could reliably find inclusive, fulfilling work as a creative. I also really enjoy connecting people to projects that suit them well. I am happy to know that I helped many people find creative opportunities, receive awards, and even start or move forward in careers that they may have not been a part of otherwise. However, I’m ready to move on from Paper Cat Press and the Weekly Roundup. I no longer love the work as much as I once did, and I am satisfied in knowing that there are multiple similar resources that now exist. Later this month, I will post a list of these resources for users of the Weekly Roundup to refer to for job listings and creative opportunities. Even though the Roundup won’t continue, there are still many places to find even more extensive lists of jobs, gigs, and other creative work. Please support their work how you can, whether it’s by offering a “thanks” or giving something more. Remember to always support your fellow creators! There is enough room for all of us, and we should help each other. Thank you again for all the help and support you’ve given me.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Crowdfunded ProjectsDespite resistance from hundreds if not thousands of creators and users of the site, Kickstarter is supporting the development of a crowdfunding protocol that will live on a blockchain. Blockchain technology has a massive carbon footprint that is devastating to the environment, especially during a time when global warming is an actively ongoing existential threat to humanity and all other life on Earth. Kickstarter asks that you send your thoughts and feedback to protocol [at] kickstarter.com.
Please check the Comics section on Kickstarter to find even more creative crowdfunding campaigns to support.
- Go Komikimok, a collective of SEA creators, is now open. They recently released a series of resources: “The Comic Creator’s Guide to Graphic Novel Pitch Packets” and “The Comic Creator’s Guide to Literary Agents.“
- Abelle, the creator of the #DrawingWhileBlack hashtag, has moved the directory to AirTable. Please add your name if you are a Black artist!
- For users of DeviantArt: DeviantArt Protect, their state-of-the-art image recognition software, is expanding its reach beyond just DeviantArt, and now scans public blockchains and third-party marketplaces for potential art infringements in the form of minted non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
- If you’re a Filipino artist, add your name to the Filipino American Artist Directory!
- If you’ve ever been caught unawares by a popular promotional hashtag event, you’re not alone! To help, the Online Organizers Collective created a Social Media Event Directory and submission form.
- The Latinx Collective shared a directory of Latina and Latinx small business owners and collectives. Check it out!
- Elvie Mae Parian shared a Google Sheet with a Directory of Remote Animation Workplaces. Check it out!
- Bento Box:
- (Glendale, CA) Seeking a Production Coordinator and a Timing Director (part-time).
- (North Hollywood, CA) Seeking an Asset Coordinator and a Background Supervisor.
- (London, UK) Blue-Zoo Animation is seeking a 3D Character Animator (entry level), a 3D Character animator (experienced), a 3D Character Modeller (experienced), an Art Director, a Director, an experienced 2D Compositor, an experienced 2D FX Artist, a Junior Tech Animator, a Lighting and Compositing Artist (experienced), a Lookdev Artist (experienced), a Nuke Pipeline TD, a Production Manager, a Render Manager, a Storyboard Supervisor, and a Surfacing Artist (experienced). They’re also accepting speculative applications.
- (Burbank, CA) Cartoon Network Studios is seeking a Storyboard Artist for an unannounced animated space adventure.
- (Burbank, CA) Disney TV Animation is seeking a CG Model Designer, a Character Designer, a Color Designer, a Prop Designer, and a Storyboard Artist (Song Sequences).
- (Glendale, CA) DreamWorks Animation is hiring an Animator, an Assistant Editor, a Character Designer, a Character Effects Artist, a Department TD, a Director, a Lighter, a Line Producer, two Production Assistants, two Production Coordinators, and two Visual Development Artists.
- Industrial Light and Magic:
- (London, UK) Seeking a Groom Artist. For their Virtual Art Department, they’re seeking an Artist, a Junior Artist, and a Technical Artist.
- (Vancouver, BC) Seeking an Animator and a Previs Generalist.
- (Sydney, Australia) Seeking a Senior Crowd TD, an Effects Supervisor, a Look Development Artist, and a Paint and Roto Artist.
- (Madrid, Spain) Lightbox Animation Studios is seeking a Senior and Mid Lighting & Compositing Artist and a Technical Director.
- (San Francisco, CA) Lucasfilm is seeking a Concept Designer, a Post Production Director, and a Production Engineer.
- (Burbank, CA) Marvel Studios is seeking an Art Director, an Episodic Director, a Supervising Director, and a VFX Coordinator.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Netflix Animation is hiring an Adult Animation Line Producer, a Compositing Supervisor, a Lead Compositor, a Lead Houdini FX Artist, three Line Producers, a Post Production Manager, a Production Pipeline TD, a VFX Supervisor, and a Visual Development Artist.
- (Burbank, CA) Nickelodeon is seeking an Animation Feature Line Producer, an Animation Line Producer (upcoming CG series), an Art Director, an Assistant Animatic Director, an Asset Production Coordinator, two Background Designers, two Background Painters, a CG Animation Director, a Character Designer, a Character Modeler, a Colorist Design, a Lighting and Compositing Artist, a Motion Capture TD, a Picture Editor, a Production Coordinator, a Sheet Timer, three Storyboard Directors, two Storyboard Artists, and a Storyboard Supervisor, and a Supervising Director. In New York, NY, they’re seeking an Animation Line Producer.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Paramount Animation is seeking a Layout/Previz Artist.
- (Emeryville, CA) Pixar Animation Studios is seeking a Layout Artist.
- (Vancouver, BC) Sony Imageworks is hiring Animators, Character FX Technical Directors, Compositors, FX Artists, Layout Artists, Lighters, Matte Painters, Modelers, and more.
- The Spiderverse: Across the SpiderVerse movie project is seeking animators. Send questions, resumes, & reels to: recruiting [at] imageworks.com with the subject “Spiderverse Anim Position”.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Seeking a Color Designer, a Creative Director, a Line Producer, a Prop Designer, a Storyboard Artist, and a Storyboard Revisionists.
- (New York, NY) Seeking a Storyboard Artist and a Storyboard Revisionist.
- (Vancouver, BC) Seeking three AE Compositors, a Character Layout Artist, a Flash Animator, two Harmony Animators, a Harmony Builds Artist, a Harmony Compositing Supervisor, a Harmony Compositor, and a Production Coordinator.
- Walt Disney Animation Studios is seeking:
- (Burbank, CA) a 1st Assistant Editor, a 2nd Assistant Editor, a Character TD, an Environment Designer, a General Technical Director, a Lead Editor, a Lighting Artist, a Production Supervisor, and a Story Artist. The 2022 Talent Development Program is also accepting applications for 2D Animation Trainees until January 23, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT.
- (Vancouver, BC, Canada) a Character Look Development Artist, a Character Look Development Supervisor, a Character Modeler, a Character Modeling Supervisor, an Environment Look Development Artist, an Environment Look Development Supervisor, an Environment Modeler, an Environment Modeling Supervisor, a General Technical Director, a Manager of Training and Development, a Production Supervisor, a Rigging Supervisor, a Rigging Technical Director, a Senior Systems Engineer, a Simulation Supervisor, a Simulation Technical Director, and a Studio Operations Supervisor.
- (Burbank, CA) Warner Brothers Animation is seeking an Assistant Production Manager, a Graphic Designer, and a Manager, Current Series Kids/Family WB Animation & Cartoon Network.
- Interested in studying design for TV animation on a budget? Abby put together a Google Doc compilation of resources on topics like Background Paint, Color Design, Character Design, and more.
- The Association of Japanese Animations released a 124-page free PDF of “Animator’s Tasks—The First Step to Understanding the Law of Movement.“
- Michael Rianda shared a free class for people who want to learn story in animation.
- Rhael McGregor is offering free animation portfolio reviews for indigenous peoples if you send a copy of your work/portfolio over to their email.
- XP-Pen hosted a free 6-Week Animator Incubation program. All of the courses are now available to view for free.
Comics, Illustration, and MoreTime-sensitive:
- Tin House is accepting submissions of debut fiction novels and graphic novels, both originally in English and in translation (please only submit translation projects which the translator has already been granted formal permission to translate), that have a completed draft. Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. PT to January 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
- SisterSong is looking for a visual artist to create a piece centering mothering/caretaking, joy, abundance &community for “Mothering in Abundance” program. The artist will receive $500 stipend. Send your questions and submissions to simran [at] sistersong [dot] net by January 4, 2022 for consideration.
- The Nib is accepting nonfiction comic pitch submissions exploring the theme of “Cities” until January 14, 2022.
- Limit Break Comics is accepting pitch submissions for its upcoming anthology Down Below: A Greek Myth Noir Anthology until 11:59pm (GMT) on January 28, 2022. Teams will be paid €50 per page, with pay increases based on Kickstarter campaign success.
- The Cartoonist Studio Prize is accepting submissions of print and web comics published in English in 2021 until January 31, 2022. Two winners will be in selected in two categories: one for Print Comic of the Year, and one for Webcomic of the Year. Each winner will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative Pen Display.
- The Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 is accepting submissions from artists residing in Japan and the United States. Choose from eight different Pokémon and illustrate your chosen Pokémon living out a normal day in its life. Submit artwork until January 31, 2022, at 6:59 PM for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash. Artists can submit up to three illustrations.
- The Silent Manga Competition is accepting entries for its 17th contest with the theme “Moments of Haste, Rage, or Smiles.” Comics must be wordless and be submitted by January 31, 2022.
- (New York, NY/REMOTE) Epic Originals is seeking an Associate Editor. The ideal candidate is an experienced comics editor with a knack for storytelling, knowledge of children’s book industry, and ability to juggle multiple projects.
- (New York, NY) Marvel Entertainment is seeking a pop culture expert to join Marvel Digital Media in the role of an Associate Editor. They’re also seeking a Digital Comics Compositor.
- (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking a Graphics Editor for Pantheon Books. They’re also seeking a Manga Editor to work on graphic novels (manga), trade novels, art books, and other publishing products for Square Enix (REMOTE OK).
- (Los Angeles, CA) Tapas Media is seeking a Production Manager for Comics. (REMOTE) They’re also seeking a Freelance Content Moderator, a Freelance Quality Control Editor, and a Freelance Typesetter.
- (San Francisco, CA) Viz Media is seeking an Editor.
- Wattpad WEBTOON Studios is seeking Graphic Novel Editors in Toronto, Halifax, and remotely for the new WEBTOON Unscrolled imprint.
- (Los Angeles, CA) WEBTOON is seeking a Creative Producer, Associate Producer, a Director of Digital Fiction Content Acquisition, a Content Acquisition Specialist (Korean/English bilingual), and many other candidates, including those interested in the Latin America division.
- Anathema is 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.
- AZE Journal is accepting general submissions of articles, collections, abstract expressions, and more on topics which may or may not intersect or resonate with elevating discourse on (a)sexuality, (a)romanticism, and (a)gender identity, and attraction broadly. There is no payment for publication at this time.
- The BioWare Gear Store is looking for artists who want to turn their work into official merch. The work is paid.
- Bi Visibility – A Bisexual Comic Book Anthology Volume 2 is accepting applications from writers and artists.
- Cloudscape Comics is open for submissions from individuals or teams that are at least 50% current or former BC / Yukon / NWT / Nunavut residents with a minimum interior page count of 45.
- 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!
- Fieldmouse Press is open to submissions of high-quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry comics that have a clear voice and artistic vision. Editors solicit promising work from a variety of sources, including translation and localization of comics never before published in English.
- GenderTerror is accepting submissions of LGBTQ+ horror from artists and writers.
- Portfolio submissions are being accepted from creatives who would be interested in a paid graphic novel project based on the series I May Destroy You. Open to individuals, tag-team artists, or other indie creatives who are interested in comics, particularly artists from underrepresented communities and regions.
- 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..
- The New Southern Fugitives is seeking submissions of fiction, book reviews, essays, poetry, photography, and visual art from creators in the South.
- Pencil Cat Distribution is a new online store management and order fulfillment service for artists, designers, and creators in Canada. Artists with original artwork are invited to apply; fanart is not allowed at this time. (Note: Although our names are similar, Paper Cat is not affiliated with Pencil Cat.)
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- Online LGBT+ creator’s collective Rain Arrow is accepting applications on a rolling basis for any LGBT+ creatives interested in hosting a shop on their hub.
- Scholastic Canada invites professional illustrators to email sample art and links to an online portfolio to Andrea Casault, Art Director at acasault[at]scholastic.ca.
- (Los Angeles, CA) WEBTOON is seeking a Creative Producer, an Associate Producer, and a Content Acquisition Specialist.
- Illustrators and literary agents: Search agent listings by genre, location, and agency at the Agents for Illustrators website.
- ArtStation Learning is now free! Browse free art lectures from industry professionals. Thank you Sam for the tip!
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources is an aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options for all kinds of artists.
- Creator Advisor helps creators connect with other creators on paid comic book projects.
- Creative Capital shared a list of Arts Resources, mostly of funding information and a list of arts events moving online.
- Danielle shared a doc for comic creators with information on what to expect and questions to ask when contacting a potential literary agent you’re considering a partnership with.
- Dunni Mustapha shared Dimensions.com, a website that has a big database with images of people, poses, and objects ideal for drawing references.
- The Etherington Brothers share all kinds of drawing advice on their Instagram. They also just shared a 50-page free downloadable e-book for young artists.
- The website FloorPlanCreator.net (also available as an app in the Google Play store) allows you to make blueprints and then navigate them in 3D.
- Gale Gilligan shared slides from their talk on using perspective as a cartooning tool.
- Eve G. shared a PDF with Comic Lettering Basics and a Kickstarter Budget Calculator.
- Everest shared a HUGE list of artist opportunities (mostly residencies, grants, and galleries) with over 375 links!
- Danielle and Jes & Cin have released The Comic Creator’s Guide to Literary Agents as a pay-what-you-want downloadable PDF. All proceeds are donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
- Laurica created the Webcomic Author Toolbox designed to offer guidance to self-published webcomic authors.
- Do you have a webcomic with LGBTQ characters and themes? LGBTQ Webcomics is looking to add more queer webcomics to their database on Tagpacker!
- Litebox has launched its website which shares wages earned by illustrators from a variety of clients. Submit your rates. Recently, they discussed work-for-hire contracts.
- Marsoid shared a free 8-part series on making webcomics.
- 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.
- Photopea.com works like Photoshop, but in your browser.
- RandomWebcomic.com shares random webcomics once you click the “Take me to a random webcomic” button on the site. To add your comic to the list, leave a comment on the website with the link to your comic.
- 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.
- 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.
- Submit your webcomic to The Webcomic Library by using this form.
- Wendy Xu shared a primer on getting an agent as a comic artist.
Conventions and Events
Many conventions and major events have been cancelled due to travel restrictions, guest cancellations, and preventative responses to the spread of COVID-19. Please check in frequently with any event you have planned through 2021, and, as always, wash your hands.
- TCAF, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, will take place from June 17-19, 2022, with both in-person and virtual events.
- Virtuous Con (February 12–13, 2022; virtual) is accepting vendor applications.
- (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking an Associate Book Designer and a Senior Book Designer.
- (New York, NY) Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is seeking a Design Assistant.
- (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking:
- (Los Angeles, CA) Podium Audio is seeking a Cover Art Director.
- (San Diego, CA) ReaderLink is hiring a mid-level Designer for their children’s books.
- (New York, NY) Scholastic is seeking a Designer for the Trade division, a Junior Designer for the Children’s Licensing, Brands & Media Trade Art Department, a Senior Designer for the Graphix imprint, and a Visual Designer for their Digital Book Club.
- (New York, NY) The Sterling Publishing Art Department is seeking a Designer and an Associate Art Director.
- (Berkeley, CA or Brooklyn, NY) Ulysses Press is seeking a Book Production Typesetter/Designer.
- (New York, NY) Workman Publishing is seeking a Designer/Senior Designer.
- (New York, NY) Yen Press is seeking a Sales and Marketing Designer.
Looking for fan zines to submit to? Check out Apps4Zines on Twitter.
- (REMOTE or Los Angeles, CA) Gravity Well is seeking a Senior Gameplay Designer, a Senior Level Designer, and a Senior Systems Designer.
- Kitten Cup Studio is looking for an experienced character rigger and animator to bring to life a variety of cat characters for their upcoming game Pekoe. This is a remote work-for-hire contract open to Ontario residents. This position is compensated at $25/h. The contract is for 960 hours split between 16 characters, but may be extended depending on your experience and skill to include other work.
- (Melbourne, Australia) The League of Geeks is seeking a Technical Director. Relocation assistance is available.
- (Seattle, WA) Polyarc Games is seeking an Environment Artist, a Mid-Level or Senior 3D Artist, a Mid-Level or Senior Character Artist, a QA Manager/QA Lead, a Senior Product Manager, a Senior Technical Artist, a System/DevOps Engineer, and a Technical Artist.
- (Stockholm, Sweden) Star Sable is seeking team members for “Project Curie,” and filling these roles: an Open World Designer, a Senior 3D Character Artist, a Senior Product/Brand Marketing Manager, and a Technical Director.
- (Dublin, Ireland; currently Remote) Vela Games is seeking an Art Manager, a Character Concept Artist, a Lead 3D Character Artist, a Senior Animator, a Senior Art Producer, a Senior Technical Artist, a VFX Artist, and more.
Game Dev Resources:
- Work in localization? The Fighting Game Glossary lists over 650 terms, carefully explained with 200+ video examples and Japanese translations.
- The Game UI Database is a great resource for interface designers.
- GB Patch Games created a pronoun system that allows players to can choose them, have more than one, weigh how often they’re used, let them change with time, and add their own. GB Patch Games’ programmer is planning to release the code for Renpy in the future, and Noé Charron is offering a version of the system that works with Unity 3D games.
- Represent Me shared its Best Practice Guidelines, featuring definitions of over 100 key diversity terms for free and 30 additional paid guides.
- Sandy Pug Games shared a thread with links to free resources for game creators.
Mentorships & Fellowships
- The BookEnds Publishing Fellowship is accepting applications until December 31.
- Rogue Writing Mentors shares affiliated agented authors who are offering mentorship independently, open internationally. This includes mentors who focus in traditional publishing (prose/graphic novels) and self-published works. Individual mentors will have their own closing day, so check their individual tags.
Residencies, Retreats, and Workshops
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.
- The Awesome Foundation offers $1,000 grants on a rolling basis.
- The Covid-19 Aid Funds website lists funding opportunities.
- The Creators for Creators Grant is accepting applications from single cartoonists or writer/artist duos until March 31, 2022. Its fifth and final grant of $30,000 will support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four and one hundred pages over the course of a single year.
- 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.
- The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards is accepting applications from current US high school seniors until February 1, 2022 at 3pm CT or when 1,000 applications are received. Penguin Random House will award college scholarships of up to $10,000 each to five U.S. high school seniors, nationwide.
- 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 this page.
- 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 EditingTime-sensitive:
- Submissions to We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2021 for Queer short fiction reprints from 2021 are open until December 31.
- Tin House will accept submissions of debut fiction novels and graphic novels, both originally in English and in translation (please only submit translation projects which the translator has already been granted formal permission to translate), that have a completed draft. Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. PT to January 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
- Astra Magazine is seeking a (very) Online Editor to join the team as they build towards launching their online platforms in early 2022. Apply by January 4, 2022 for consideration.
- The Berkley Open Submission Program is accepting submissions of full-length adult novels in the following genres: romance, women’s fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Submit your work by January 9, 2022 for consideration.
- Transmogrify! is accepting submissions of stories about literally magical trans and non-binary teens as written by figuratively magical trans and non-binary authors. One or two stories will be selected from submissions and will be featured within the anthology, to be published by HarperTeen in Summer 2023. Submit by January 14, 2022 at 11:59pm PT for consideration.
- (New York, NY) Abrams Press is seeking a Senior Editor, an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor, an Associate Editor/Editor, and a Managing Editorial Assistant.
- (New York, NY) Alcove Press is seeking a Senior Editor.
- (New York, NY) Artisan Books is seeking a Production Editor or Senior Production Editor to manage 12–16 complex, design-intensive titles per year, from manuscript to bound book, as well as oversee reprints and ebook QAs and assist the managing editor with various ad hoc duties.
- (New York, NY, currently REMOTE) The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) is seeking a part-time Senior Editor.
- (New York, NY) Basic Books is seeking an Editor or Senior Editor to acquire and edit serious nonfiction.
- (REMOTE, with access to offices based in Ashland, OR and New York, NY) Blackstone Publishing is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Editor to review and acquire content for audio-only and select print deals across a wide range of genres. They’re also seeking a Print Book Editor.
- (Petaluma, CA) Cameron + Company is seeking an Editorial Director.
- (Somerville, MA) Candlewick Press is seeking a Copyeditor/Proofreader, an Editorial Services Coordinator, and an Editorial Services Assistant Manager.
- (San Francisco, CA) Chronicle Books is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor.
- (Sunnyvale, CA, currently REMOTE) Crazy Maple Studio is seeking a Narrative Designer (remote).
- (New York, NY) Crooked Lane Books is seeking a Senior Editor of crime fiction.
- (New York, NY) Erewhon Books is seeking a full-time, US-based Editorial Assistant.
- (REMOTE) Gibbs Smith is seeking a Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process for approximately fifty fiction and nonfiction titles per year, including complex illustrated titles, cookbooks, children’s picture books and board books, and highly designed adult gift titles.
- (REMOTE) The Hachette Book Group Associates Program is accepting applications for its paid 12-month learning and development work experience.
- (New York, NY) Macmillian Adult Trade Division is seeking a Senior Managing Editor.
- (Plymouth, MI) Macmillian Learning is seeking an Editorial Assistant and an Editorial Assistant (contract).
- (New York, NY) Penguin Random House is seeking
- an Assistant/Associate Editor to join the team at Ballantine Bantam Dell
- an Associate Editor and a Graphics Editor for Pantheon Books
- an Associate Editor at Clarkson Potter
- an Associate Editor for the Zeitgeist imprint
- a Bilingual Copy Editor (Spanish/English) for Random House Children’s Books
- a Copy Editor for Random House Children’s Books
- an Editor for DK
- a Managing Editor for Penguin Random House Publishing Services
- (REMOTE OK) an Editor for the Razorbill imprint within Penguin Young Readers
- (REMOTE OK) a Manga Editor to work on graphic novels (manga), trade novels, art books, and other publishing products for Square Enix
- an Associate Production Editor for Putnam & Razorbill
- a Senior or Executive Editor for the Crown imprint
- Publishers Weekly is looking for experienced freelance book reviewers for both traditionally published and self-published works.
- (Brooklyn, NY) Restless Books is seeking a Managing Editor.
- (New York, NY) Scholastic is seeking an Associate Editor, an Editorial Assistant, an Editorial Director (REMOTE), and a Managing Editor, and a Senior Editor, Early Learning.
- (Naperville, IL or New York, NY) Sourcebooks is seeking an Editor – Children’s nonfiction.
- (New York, NY) Sterling Publishing Company is seeking an Editor/Senior Editor, Cookbooks & Lifestyle, an Editor, Pop Culture & Gift, and an Executive Managing Editor.
- (Los Angeles, CA) WEBTOON is seeking a Director, Content Acquisition, Digital Fiction and a Director of Programming and Engagement, Digital Fiction.
- (New York, NY) Yen Press is seeking Editorial Assistants.
- Anathema Magazine is seeking prose, 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.
- Autostraddle is seeking #LoveLettersToTransPeople. Write a short love letter to trans people all over who are trying to get through the holidays, and email it to xoai [at] autostraddle.com. Include your own name and location if desired. Letters may be edited for length if published. They’re also hiring an Art Director.
- 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.
- Cake Creative is seeking submissions from queer writers for a work-for-hire opportunity. They would especially love to hear from BIPOC queer writers.
- 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.
- Clarksworld Magazine is looking for fiction and nonfiction contributors and pays up to $0.10 per word.
- CRAFT is accepting submissions of short and flash fiction, with a free “fast-response” option available to BIPOC and other historically mis- and underrepresented writers. Fast responses will be given within four weeks of submission. If CRAFT declines your work, they will offer a few lines of actionable feedback. They pay $200 for accepted short stories and $100 for flash fiction. Each published story includes an editor’s introduction as well as a craft essay (author’s note) by the writer.
- 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 and nonfiction submissions of up to 5000 words and pays $0.10/word.
- Decoded, a story-a-day anthology of queer science fiction, fantasy, and horror by queer authors, is accepting submissions of flash fiction, short stories, long fiction, and comics, through February 14, 2022.
- 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 $75 flat rate.
- Interstellar Flight Press is accepting submissions of essays and book-length nonfiction manuscripts.
- Interlude Press has reopened to submissions.
- 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..
- POMEgranate Magazine is accepting pitches from artists and writers.
- Scholastic Canada is currently interested in reviewing unpublished material by writers from underrepresented communities, including Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ writers and writers who identify with other marginalized groups. They are also accepting manuscripts via literary agents.
- The SFWA blog is open to nonfiction submissions that might be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy.
- 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.
- Charlesbridge editors are offering free, 30-minute sessions to writers and illustrators who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) to discuss your manuscript or review your portfolio. You must enter a lottery on their website for consideration.
- Hanna Alkaf shared a free post on Patreon about the realities of being a non-US author in US publishing. It also features Rin Chupeco, Laura Pohl, and Jesse Q Sutanto.
- #LatinxPitch shared a blog post about how to research agents prior to querying.
- Elissa shared a thread on reaching out to your local bookstores as an author.
- Literary Agents of Color is a directory that aims to support literary agents of color in the publishing industry.
- Shelly Romero created a document of Publishing Industry Resources.
- There are many ways to be a part of the publishing industry – some less visible than others. Tor EDU shared a video panel online detailing the operations of different departments within publishing.
Youth and Internships
- The Beacon Press Internships for People of Color program is accepting applications until January 14, 2022. Interns will be paid $16/hour and are expected to work for 14–16 weeks, with a 12–20 hour-per-week commitment and a flexible schedule. It is preferable, though not required, that interns be available to work on Thursdays for various meetings. We are also happy to work with your school to help you earn college credits, when applicable.
- (New York, NY) Crooked Lane Books/Alcove Press is seeking an Editorial intern.
- Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is seeking a paid Publicity & Marketing intern.
- James Patterson Books is accepting applications for Marketing & Publicity interns.
- (REMOTE) Macmillan Publishers is currently offering paid, part-time, remote internship opportunities for Spring 2022.
- The NewPages Young Writers Guide for artists and writers shares publications seeking applications from youth contributors.
- Penguin Random House is offering paid remote internships for Spring 2022 in their Editorial department. Apply by January 13, 2022 for consideration.
- (New York, NY) Simon and Schuster are accepting applications for their paid Summer Internship Program.
- (Burbank, CA) Walt Disney Animation Studios is accepting applications for their Editorial Apprentice program. Apply by January 7, 2022 for consideration. The 2022 Talent Development Program is also accepting applications for 2D Animation Trainees until January 23, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT.
- (Los Angeles, CA) Webtoon is seeking a Graphic Design intern, an Influencer Content intern, and a Brand Safety intern (apply by January 13, 2022 for consideration).
- Abelle, with help from Annie’s Google doc, created a calendar of the various scheduled hashtag events on Twitter. Now you can add your hashtag events, if you don’t see them on the calendar.
- Ally Rom Colthoff shared a list of active print and merchandise manufacturers for folks looking to print their own comics or create their own merchandise.
- Andrea of White Squirrel Co. shared a series of threads on how to set up an online store.
- Ashley shared a spreadsheet of resources and job boards. Thanks, Ashley!
- Canadian authors, illustrators, and comic creators can register their work with the Public Lending Right program to receive payouts for up to 25 years from the publishing date. Thank, Jim Zub, for the tip!
- Latinx Pitch shared a blog post on The Anatomy of a Query Letter. As many creators are seeking representation, knowing how to best present your work to an agent can help potential partners engage with your work.
- Lily Joiner created a Google Sheets database listing different manufacturers of all types of products. Lily created it to cut through the stigma behind artists not sharing information on where they get their products made, as well as a way to help artists new to the merch world make their research easier. Thanks, Lily!
- Sam Gushue shared a thread of resources they’ve shared over the years.
- Sara Linsley shared a thorough Manga Retouching Guide.
- Smithsonian Open Access allows you to download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images. Nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items are available for free use.
- Visit ReferenceAngle.com to find free photo references of heads at different angles. Search by age, emotions, gender, and more. There’s a similar website for animals here.
- VIShopper is the creator and distributor of cut-out images and textures for architectural visualization.
- Zack has shared a lot of tips and guides for using Clip Studio Paint. Find them all here! He also posted a guide comparing some popular iPad drawing apps rating each on ease of use, cost versus value, and his overall feelings about them.
- Affinity is offering its programs at a 50% discount following a free 90-day trial.
- Goodreads offers giveaways for a variety of titles in all genres. Check out these giveaways for graphic novels.
That’s it! Thank you again for all of your support over the years. Later this month, I will post a list of resources for users of the Weekly Roundup to refer to for job listings and creative opportunities.
Thank you to Steven, April, Ari, C. Ellis, M Sorcier, Rene, SAWHAND, Bones, Elle, Geneva, Jesse, Abi, Amanda, Andi, Annie, BlackHairedDemon, Catherine, Char, Clorinspats, Eric, Farid, Frannie, Hedwig, Heidi, Ian, Jasmine, Julius, Kat, Laura, M Maaike, metouji, Michi, Myfawny, Ravi, and Sheika for your support on Patreon!
Link to the previous Roundup: Weekly Roundup: December 17, 2021