iwillnothangmyselftoday asked: Hi guys! I think Tumblr might have eaten this question last time I sent it. Are we able to specify which page our comics start on when they make it as far as being put in the book? i.e the left or right page? I'm working on layouts and I want to make sure I can put all my cliffhangers on the bottom of right-hand pages.
Recto! But if you are hell-bent on verso and have a good reason for it, we can probably work with you.
illastrious asked: Hey there! A couple of days ago I sent you guys an email. Normally I wouldn't push it but the deadline's coming up and I have a question. I'll just paste the email I sent: "I'm interested in submitting a pitch for the Beyond Anthology, but the part I'm having trouble with is the written synopsis. I don't really ever write out scripts or summaries for my comics since I have trouble with that kind of thing.I was just wondering if I could have a sample of what you want? That would be a real help."
We don’t have a sample synopsis on hand, but you can likely find one online if you google around a bit. Think along the lines of a summary for a book report or in-depth review.
ETA: Please bear in mind that this is a professional-level anthology; and that if your story is accepted, a) we will need a script to edit, and b) you will be expected to be familiar and conversant with standard comics/publishing terminology and practice.
We have two weeks left until the open call for submissions for Beyond- the queer sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology are closed!
If you’re thinking of submitting (and we hope you are!) please make sure to have your pitch sent to us by December 15th, 2013.
Learn more about Beyond - submission guidelines - FAQ
menacetopropriety asked: Under the "about" information, you mention the possibility of some illustrated prose. What would be your general feelings about illustrated poetry, provided it was genre- and theme-appropriate? Thanks for doing this! The project sounds amazing. I only just heard about it, but I am definitely hoping to work something out for you by the submission deadline. Best, Sharyn
No poetry. Sorry.
FAQ Has Been Updated (Again)
Now expanded to include multiple submissions, a lot of questions about sample pages, and plans for future volumes.
damechristmastree asked: Is it okay to submit twice? I have a story idea that I will write and draw, and a friend has a story idea that she would like to write and have me draw.
Now covered in the FAQ! (TL;DR - Yes, but you need to indicate that clearly on both submissions.)
Anonymous asked: Hello ! If our only comic experience until now is really long, can we only send a sample chapter ?
That’s fine, as long as it’s a representative sample of the quality and level of your work.
The FAQ Has Been Updated
Please remember to check the FAQ and take a minute to scroll through previous questions—there’s a good chance you’ll find the answer to yours!
Beyond - a queer sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology - coming in 2014
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We are almost halfway through the open call for submissions for the Beyond Anthology! Don’t forget, if you’re interested in pitching to Beyond, the deadline is December 15th, 2013!