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I missed the deadline for MAÑANA, but it sounds wonderful. I can't wait to check it out and just wanted to send felicidades on a super cool idea. -Sebastian Kadlecik (creator of Quince)

Thank you so much, Sebastian!!聽

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鈽匳olume 2: https://powerandmagicpress.com/products/power-magic-the-queer-witch-comics-anthology-volume-2-preorder

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powerandmagic:

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is now open for submissions.

[Noten: Toda esta informaci贸n tambi茅n est谩 disponible en espa帽ol a pedido.]

鈥淚n 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed to the islands of the Caribbean. That single event led to the radical transformation of the region, the hemisphere, and eventually the entire world.

Indigenous peoples were decimated. Lands were colonized. African peoples were displaced and enslaved. Race, as a concept, took root. Black women and indigenous women were subjugated. Cultures died, fused, changed, and were, sometimes, reborn. Art, music, foods, and faiths echoed these tangled pasts. Immigrants from across the planet flocked to the newly christened “Latin America.鈥 A caste system based on race and color reigned. Liberation struggles were fought. Revolutions were won. Wars of independence were waged. Coups were orchestrated. Global capitalism ran amok, fueling the mass exodus鈥 And we survived it all.

That all seems so far away now.鈥

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is a speculative fiction comics anthology set throughout Latin America in the 2490s, roughly one thousand years from the voyage that changed the world. It took 500 years to get us where we are now 鈥 where could 500 more take us?

Submission Period

Submissions will be open to the public from May 27th - July 7th, 2019 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Who Can Participate

To pitch a story to MA脩ANA, you must be Latinx or Latin American. We define Latinx as "a person living outside of Latin America whose cultural background includes any of the Spanish, Portuguese, or French-colonized countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.鈥 We define Latin American as anyone born, raised, and currently living in any of those same countries.

You may pitch as a SOLO CREATOR (making the whole comic by yourself), as a WRITER ONLY (story writer who we will pair with an artist), or as an ARTIST ONLY (a comics artist who we will pair with a script).

Solo Creators with a strong story idea but not-as-strong artwork may receive an offer to be paired with a different artist (vice versa for pitches with stronger art than story).

鈥淲riters Only鈥 may request to be paired with a specific artist. The artist they request must be someone they know for a fact is filling out the 鈥淎rtist Only鈥 submission form. The reverse applies to 鈥淎rtists Only鈥 requesting a specific writer.

Age Restrictions

All contributors must be 18 years of age or older. All content must be suitable for readers as young as 14 years old.

Specifications

  • Comics from 2 - 12 pages long (must be an even number)
  • 6.625鈥 x 10.25鈥 trim size (template will be provided)
  • Bleed? Yes.
  • Black & White, or Grayscale (no screen tones)
  • 600 dpi
  • .PSD final files

Timeline

Selection Process (May 2019 - Aug 2019)

  • Open Submissions: 5.27 - 7.07 (6 weeks)
  • Selection Period: 7.08 - 7.28 (3 weeks)
  • Acceptance Emails & Feedback: 7.29 - 8.08 (1 week)
  • Paperwork: 8.09 - 8.15 (1 week)

Creation Period (Apr 2019 - Sep 2019)

  • Script: 8.16 - 9.15 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 9.16 - 9.29 (2 weeks)
  • Thumbnails: 9.30 - 10.20 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 10.21 - 11.03 (2 weeks)
  • Pencils: 11.04 - 12.15 (6 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 12.16 - 12.29 (2 weeks)
  • Inks: 12.30 - 1.26 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 1.27 - 2.09 (2 weeks)
  • Toning & Shading: 2.10 - 3.01 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 3.10 - 3.15 (2 weeks)
  • Lettering: 3.16 - 4.05 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 4.06 - 4.19 (2 weeks)
  • Final Files Due: May 3rd, 2020
  • Kickstarter (May 2020)
  • Payment (June 2020)

Compensation

Contributors will be compensated at a rate of $107/page plus any Kickstarter bonuses unlocked through stretch goals. Contributors also receive a minimum of 10 complimentary copies of the anthology, royalties on all digital sales proportionate to their page-count contribution, and royalties on any future print runs of the anthology after the first printing sells out.

鈥淲riters Only鈥 will receive $42/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their artist.

鈥淎rtists Only鈥 will receive $65/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their writer.

All contributors have the right to purchase additional copies of the anthology at 50% off the cover price for as long as the anthology is in print.

Rights

Creators will cede exclusive first worldwide print and digital rights to their stories for a full calendar year from the date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights (in both the English and Spanish languages) in perpetuity. Ownership remains with the creators.

What We WANT:

  • Comics (not illustrations, not prose, not poetry).
  • Previously unpublished stories.
  • The protagonist (or POV character) must be Latinx or Latin American.
  • Writers who have a connection to the country they choose as their setting (either from there, born there, parents or grandparents born there, lived there for many years, etc.)
  • Speculative fiction: How has technology changed? How has society changed? How have politics changed? The natural world? Fashion? The thoughtfulness of your world building will make or break your pitch.
  • Informed fiction: We want stories whose ideas about the future are rooted in an understanding of the past and present. For example: we鈥檙e less interested in whether flying cars exist and more interested in whether the Amazon rain forest makes a full recovery (and what that means for Brazil).
  • Optimism: your vision of 25th century Latin America doesn鈥檛 need to be utopic (although it can be) as long as themes of improvement, empowerment, growth, or problem-solving predominate.
  • Peaceful stories, sad stories, triumphant stories, funny stories, failure stories, action stories, philosophical stories, love stories 鈥 the full spectrum of humanity is welcome. The catch: it must end 鈥減ositively.鈥 Everything doesn鈥檛 have to work out, but we prefer stories end on a note of hope, new understandings, resilience, etc.

What We DON鈥橳 Want:

  • No fan works. No auto-bio. No prose. No one-off illustrations.
  • Comics that are already finished or that you鈥檝e already started drawing.
  • Hacking the Mainframe: Unless you really, really think you can 鈥淲OW!鈥 us with a highly original take, avoid 鈥渉ackers take down the mega corporation鈥 as a plot (because it鈥檚 been done to death).
  • Fantasy: We want science fiction and/or speculative fiction based in the real physical laws of our universe. However, certain elements of magic realism can work for us (e.g. in an otherwise realistic setting, a character speaks to a long departed ancestor, experiences old gods in a vision, or watches their life unfold out of sequence).
  • Ahistorical Takes: any stories that erase, deny, or revise the real-world histories of Latin American peoples will be rejected.
  • Horror: Your story can use fear and danger as plot elements, but if instilling fear/existential dread in the reader is the overarching goal, this is the wrong anthology.
  • Cursing is permitted as long as words aren鈥檛 used literally (i.e. 鈥淪hit, you scared me!鈥 as opposed to 鈥淟et鈥檚 go shit in the woods!鈥) and are used very sparingly when used at all. In general, we鈥檇 prefer not.
  • No porn. No references to specific sexual acts. No explicit nudity whether sexual or non-sexual (sorry, folks). 鈥淐onsensual fade-to-black sex between legal adults鈥 is fine.
  • No depictions of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological) whether pictorial or written. Characters may vaguely reference (in non-graphic language) abuse that they have suffered in the past if doing so serves the story or is integral to the character.
  • No gore. People can get hurt, bleed, die, etc, but not in a grossly over-the-top way that fetishizes violence.
  • No slurs, no racist statements nor imagery, no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, and no white supremacist nonsense in general. Since this anthology is about Latin America鈥檚 future, these topics can be broached in your story, but we urge you to tackle such subjects in a more creative way than 鈥淸insert drawing of some guy yelling a slur].鈥

Ready to pitch?

鈥淪OLO CREATORS鈥 APPLY HERE.

鈥淲RITERS ONLY鈥 APPLY HERE.

鈥淎RTISTS ONLY鈥 APPLY HERE.

Here鈥檚 what you鈥檒l need to complete each form:

SOLO CREATORS:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Preliminary sketches associated with your pitch: character ideas, environment concepts (the latter is especially important if your portfolio lacks strong examples of background art), etc. These don鈥檛 need to be final or polished pieces! Just clear enough to give us an idea.
  4. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! Choose examples that best reflect the style you intend to use for this comic. You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  5. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

WRITERS ONLY:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your writing portfolio if you have no pre-existing comics writing credits, but note that folks with comics writing experience will receive preference.
  4. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

ARTISTS ONLY:

  1. Links to your portfolio and/or any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  2. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and artistic background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

More Questions?

Check out the聽FAQ. If your answer isn鈥檛 there,聽Ask聽away!

3 DAYS LEFT!!

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powerandmagica year agoAnswer
Hi! I鈥檓 an artist and I鈥檓 very interested in your project! My question is: do I have to be latinx to participate, even if I don鈥檛 write stories, but only draw them? Thank you!

Latinxs and Latin Americans only, this time! Thank you for asking!

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Hi! I'm interested in submitting a pitch to your 25th century anthology. My question is, does the story have to take place 100% in the future or could it possibly be a multi-timeline comic, having some scenes take place in the past or in a way like they're reminisicing about the past through history books? Or simply being partially in the future partially in the past? Thank you!

Yes, multiple eras works!

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Hi! Green at this... Are we pitching you a comic (stand alone story for max 12 pages) or a comic series where each can have the page count 2-12 pages)? tx!

Stand alone!

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Hi, I'm from Chile and currently living in Mexico. Don't think I can be defined as "a person living outside of Latin America whose cultural background includes any of the Spanish, Portuguese, or French-colonized countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.". Can I participate or is just for Latinx ppl outside Latin America?

It鈥檚 for everyone in Latin America as well!!

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powerandmagic:

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is now open for submissions.

[Noten: Toda esta informaci贸n tambi茅n est谩 disponible en espa帽ol a pedido.]

鈥淚n 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed to the islands of the Caribbean. That single event led to the radical transformation of the region, the hemisphere, and eventually the entire world.

Indigenous peoples were decimated. Lands were colonized. African peoples were displaced and enslaved. Race, as a concept, took root. Black women and indigenous women were subjugated. Cultures died, fused, changed, and were, sometimes, reborn. Art, music, foods, and faiths echoed these tangled pasts. Immigrants from across the planet flocked to the newly christened “Latin America.鈥 A caste system based on race and color reigned. Liberation struggles were fought. Revolutions were won. Wars of independence were waged. Coups were orchestrated. Global capitalism ran amok, fueling the mass exodus鈥 And we survived it all.

That all seems so far away now.鈥

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is a speculative fiction comics anthology set throughout Latin America in the 2490s, roughly one thousand years from the voyage that changed the world. It took 500 years to get us where we are now 鈥 where could 500 more take us?

Submission Period

Submissions will be open to the public from May 27th - July 7th, 2019 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Who Can Participate

To pitch a story to MA脩ANA, you must be Latinx or Latin American. We define Latinx as "a person living outside of Latin America whose cultural background includes any of the Spanish, Portuguese, or French-colonized countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.鈥 We define Latin American as anyone born, raised, and currently living in any of those same countries.

You may pitch as a SOLO CREATOR (making the whole comic by yourself), as a WRITER ONLY (story writer who we will pair with an artist), or as an ARTIST ONLY (a comics artist who we will pair with a script).

Solo Creators with a strong story idea but not-as-strong artwork may receive an offer to be paired with a different artist (vice versa for pitches with stronger art than story).

鈥淲riters Only鈥 may request to be paired with a specific artist. The artist they request must be someone they know for a fact is filling out the 鈥淎rtist Only鈥 submission form. The reverse applies to 鈥淎rtists Only鈥 requesting a specific writer.

Age Restrictions

All contributors must be 18 years of age or older. All content must be suitable for readers as young as 14 years old.

Specifications

  • Comics from 2 - 12 pages long (must be an even number)
  • 6.625鈥 x 10.25鈥 trim size (template will be provided)
  • Bleed? Yes.
  • Black & White, or Grayscale (no screen tones)
  • 600 dpi
  • .PSD final files

Timeline

Selection Process (May 2019 - Aug 2019)

  • Open Submissions: 5.27 - 7.07 (6 weeks)
  • Selection Period: 7.08 - 7.28 (3 weeks)
  • Acceptance Emails & Feedback: 7.29 - 8.08 (1 week)
  • Paperwork: 8.09 - 8.15 (1 week)

Creation Period (Apr 2019 - Sep 2019)

  • Script: 8.16 - 9.15 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 9.16 - 9.29 (2 weeks)
  • Thumbnails: 9.30 - 10.20 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 10.21 - 11.03 (2 weeks)
  • Pencils: 11.04 - 12.15 (6 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 12.16 - 12.29 (2 weeks)
  • Inks: 12.30 - 1.26 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 1.27 - 2.09 (2 weeks)
  • Toning & Shading: 2.10 - 3.01 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 3.10 - 3.15 (2 weeks)
  • Lettering: 3.16 - 4.05 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 4.06 - 4.19 (2 weeks)
  • Final Files Due: May 3rd, 2020
  • Kickstarter (May 2020)
  • Payment (June 2020)

Compensation

Contributors will be compensated at a rate of $107/page plus any Kickstarter bonuses unlocked through stretch goals. Contributors also receive a minimum of 10 complimentary copies of the anthology, royalties on all digital sales proportionate to their page-count contribution, and royalties on any future print runs of the anthology after the first printing sells out.

鈥淲riters Only鈥 will receive $42/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their artist.

鈥淎rtists Only鈥 will receive $65/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their writer.

All contributors have the right to purchase additional copies of the anthology at 50% off the cover price for as long as the anthology is in print.

Rights

Creators will cede exclusive first worldwide print and digital rights to their stories for a full calendar year from the date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights (in both the English and Spanish languages) in perpetuity. Ownership remains with the creators.

What We WANT:

  • Comics (not illustrations, not prose, not poetry).
  • Previously unpublished stories.
  • The protagonist (or POV character) must be Latinx or Latin American.
  • Writers who have a connection to the country they choose as their setting (either from there, born there, parents or grandparents born there, lived there for many years, etc.)
  • Speculative fiction: How has technology changed? How has society changed? How have politics changed? The natural world? Fashion? The thoughtfulness of your world building will make or break your pitch.
  • Informed fiction: We want stories whose ideas about the future are rooted in an understanding of the past and present. For example: we鈥檙e less interested in whether flying cars exist and more interested in whether the Amazon rain forest makes a full recovery (and what that means for Brazil).
  • Optimism: your vision of 25th century Latin America doesn鈥檛 need to be utopic (although it can be) as long as themes of improvement, empowerment, growth, or problem-solving predominate.
  • Peaceful stories, sad stories, triumphant stories, funny stories, failure stories, action stories, philosophical stories, love stories 鈥 the full spectrum of humanity is welcome. The catch: it must end 鈥減ositively.鈥 Everything doesn鈥檛 have to work out, but we prefer stories end on a note of hope, new understandings, resilience, etc.

What We DON鈥橳 Want:

  • No fan works. No auto-bio. No prose. No one-off illustrations.
  • Comics that are already finished or that you鈥檝e already started drawing.
  • Hacking the Mainframe: Unless you really, really think you can 鈥淲OW!鈥 us with a highly original take, avoid 鈥渉ackers take down the mega corporation鈥 as a plot (because it鈥檚 been done to death).
  • Fantasy: We want science fiction and/or speculative fiction based in the real physical laws of our universe. However, certain elements of magic realism can work for us (e.g. in an otherwise realistic setting, a character speaks to a long departed ancestor, experiences old gods in a vision, or watches their life unfold out of sequence).
  • Ahistorical Takes: any stories that erase, deny, or revise the real-world histories of Latin American peoples will be rejected.
  • Horror: Your story can use fear and danger as plot elements, but if instilling fear/existential dread in the reader is the overarching goal, this is the wrong anthology.
  • Cursing is permitted as long as words aren鈥檛 used literally (i.e. 鈥淪hit, you scared me!鈥 as opposed to 鈥淟et鈥檚 go shit in the woods!鈥) and are used very sparingly when used at all. In general, we鈥檇 prefer not.
  • No porn. No references to specific sexual acts. No explicit nudity whether sexual or non-sexual (sorry, folks). 鈥淐onsensual fade-to-black sex between legal adults鈥 is fine.
  • No depictions of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological) whether pictorial or written. Characters may vaguely reference (in non-graphic language) abuse that they have suffered in the past if doing so serves the story or is integral to the character.
  • No gore. People can get hurt, bleed, die, etc, but not in a grossly over-the-top way that fetishizes violence.
  • No slurs, no racist statements nor imagery, no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, and no white supremacist nonsense in general. Since this anthology is about Latin America鈥檚 future, these topics can be broached in your story, but we urge you to tackle such subjects in a more creative way than 鈥淸insert drawing of some guy yelling a slur].鈥

Ready to pitch?

鈥淪OLO CREATORS鈥 APPLY HERE.

鈥淲RITERS ONLY鈥 APPLY HERE.

鈥淎RTISTS ONLY鈥 APPLY HERE.

Here鈥檚 what you鈥檒l need to complete each form:

SOLO CREATORS:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Preliminary sketches associated with your pitch: character ideas, environment concepts (the latter is especially important if your portfolio lacks strong examples of background art), etc. These don鈥檛 need to be final or polished pieces! Just clear enough to give us an idea.
  4. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! Choose examples that best reflect the style you intend to use for this comic. You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  5. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

WRITERS ONLY:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your writing portfolio if you have no pre-existing comics writing credits, but note that folks with comics writing experience will receive preference.
  4. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

ARTISTS ONLY:

  1. Links to your portfolio and/or any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  2. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and artistic background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

More Questions?

Check out the聽FAQ. If your answer isn鈥檛 there,聽Ask聽away!

3.5 weeks left!

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powerandmagica year agoPhoto

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is now open for submissions.

[Noten: Toda esta informaci贸n tambi茅n est谩 disponible en espa帽ol a pedido.]

“In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed to the islands of the Caribbean. That single event led to the radical transformation of the region, the hemisphere, and eventually the entire world.

Indigenous peoples were decimated. Lands were colonized. African peoples were displaced and enslaved. Race, as a concept, took root. Black women and indigenous women were subjugated. Cultures died, fused, changed, and were, sometimes, reborn. Art, music, foods, and faiths echoed these tangled pasts. Immigrants from across the planet flocked to the newly christened "Latin America.” A caste system based on race and color reigned. Liberation struggles were fought. Revolutions were won. Wars of independence were waged. Coups were orchestrated. Global capitalism ran amok, fueling the mass exodus… And we survived it all.

That all seems so far away now.“

MA脩ANA: Latinx Comics From the 25th Century is a speculative fiction comics anthology set throughout Latin America in the 2490s, roughly one thousand years from the voyage that changed the world. It took 500 years to get us where we are now – where could 500 more take us?

Submission Period

Submissions will be open to the public from May 27th - July 7th, 2019 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Who Can Participate

To pitch a story to MA脩ANA, you must be Latinx or Latin American. We define Latinx as "a person living outside of Latin America whose cultural background includes any of the Spanish, Portuguese, or French-colonized countries of the Americas and the Caribbean.” We define Latin American as anyone born, raised, and currently living in any of those same countries.

You may pitch as a SOLO CREATOR (making the whole comic by yourself), as a WRITER ONLY (story writer who we will pair with an artist), or as an ARTIST ONLY (a comics artist who we will pair with a script).

Solo Creators with a strong story idea but not-as-strong artwork may receive an offer to be paired with a different artist (vice versa for pitches with stronger art than story).

“Writers Only” may request to be paired with a specific artist. The artist they request must be someone they know for a fact is filling out the “Artist Only” submission form. The reverse applies to “Artists Only” requesting a specific writer.

Age Restrictions

All contributors must be 18 years of age or older. All content must be suitable for readers as young as 14 years old.

Specifications

  • Comics from 2 - 12 pages long (must be an even number)
  • 6.625鈥 x 10.25鈥 trim size (template will be provided)
  • Bleed? Yes.
  • Black & White, or Grayscale (no screen tones)
  • 600 dpi
  • .PSD final files

Timeline

Selection Process (May 2019 - Aug 2019)

  • Open Submissions: 5.27 - 7.07 (6 weeks)
  • Selection Period: 7.08 - 7.28 (3 weeks)
  • Acceptance Emails & Feedback: 7.29 - 8.08 (1 week)
  • Paperwork: 8.09 - 8.15 (1 week)

Creation Period (Apr 2019 - Sep 2019)

  • Script: 8.16 - 9.15 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 9.16 - 9.29 (2 weeks)
  • Thumbnails: 9.30 - 10.20 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 10.21 - 11.03 (2 weeks)
  • Pencils: 11.04 - 12.15 (6 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 12.16 - 12.29 (2 weeks)
  • Inks: 12.30 - 1.26 (4 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 1.27 - 2.09 (2 weeks)
  • Toning & Shading: 2.10 - 3.01 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 3.10 - 3.15 (2 weeks)
  • Lettering: 3.16 - 4.05 (3 weeks)
  • Feedback/Edits: 4.06 - 4.19 (2 weeks)
  • Final Files Due: May 3rd, 2020
  • Kickstarter (May 2020)
  • Payment (June 2020)

Compensation

Contributors will be compensated at a rate of $107/page plus any Kickstarter bonuses unlocked through stretch goals. Contributors also receive a minimum of 10 complimentary copies of the anthology, royalties on all digital sales proportionate to their page-count contribution, and royalties on any future print runs of the anthology after the first printing sells out.

“Writers Only” will receive $42/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their artist.

“Artists Only” will receive $65/page, with bonuses, comp copies, and royalties split evenly between themselves and their writer.

All contributors have the right to purchase additional copies of the anthology at 50% off the cover price for as long as the anthology is in print.

Rights

Creators will cede exclusive first worldwide print and digital rights to their stories for a full calendar year from the date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights (in both the English and Spanish languages) in perpetuity. Ownership remains with the creators.

What We WANT:

  • Comics (not illustrations, not prose, not poetry).
  • Previously unpublished stories.
  • The protagonist (or POV character) must be Latinx or Latin American.
  • Writers who have a connection to the country they choose as their setting (either from there, born there, parents or grandparents born there, lived there for many years, etc.)
  • Speculative fiction: How has technology changed? How has society changed? How have politics changed? The natural world? Fashion? The thoughtfulness of your world building will make or break your pitch.
  • Informed fiction: We want stories whose ideas about the future are rooted in an understanding of the past and present. For example: we’re less interested in whether flying cars exist and more interested in whether the Amazon rain forest makes a full recovery (and what that means for Brazil).
  • Optimism: your vision of 25th century Latin America doesn’t need to be utopic (although it can be) as long as themes of improvement, empowerment, growth, or problem-solving predominate.
  • Peaceful stories, sad stories, triumphant stories, funny stories, failure stories, action stories, philosophical stories, love stories – the full spectrum of humanity is welcome. The catch: it must end 鈥減ositively.鈥 Everything doesn鈥檛 have to work out, but we prefer stories end on a note of hope, new understandings, resilience, etc.

What We DON鈥橳 Want:

  • No fan works. No auto-bio. No prose. No one-off illustrations.
  • Comics that are already finished or that you鈥檝e already started drawing.
  • Hacking the Mainframe: Unless you really, really think you can “WOW!” us with a highly original take, avoid “hackers take down the mega corporation” as a plot (because it’s been done to death).
  • Fantasy: We want science fiction and/or speculative fiction based in the real physical laws of our universe. However, certain elements of magic realism can work for us (e.g. in an otherwise realistic setting, a character speaks to a long departed ancestor, experiences old gods in a vision, or watches their life unfold out of sequence).
  • Ahistorical Takes: any stories that erase, deny, or revise the real-world histories of Latin American peoples will be rejected.
  • Horror: Your story can use fear and danger as plot elements, but if instilling fear/existential dread in the reader is the overarching goal, this is the wrong anthology.
  • Cursing is permitted as long as words aren鈥檛 used literally (i.e. 鈥淪hit, you scared me!鈥 as opposed to 鈥淟et鈥檚 go shit in the woods!鈥) and are used very sparingly when used at all. In general, we鈥檇 prefer not.
  • No porn. No references to specific sexual acts. No explicit nudity whether sexual or non-sexual (sorry, folks). 鈥淐onsensual fade-to-black sex between legal adults鈥 is fine.
  • No depictions of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological) whether pictorial or written. Characters may vaguely reference (in non-graphic language) abuse that they have suffered in the past if doing so serves the story or is integral to the character.
  • No gore. People can get hurt, bleed, die, etc, but not in a grossly over-the-top way that fetishizes violence.
  • No slurs, no racist statements nor imagery, no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, and no white supremacist nonsense in general. Since this anthology is about Latin America’s future, these topics can be broached in your story, but we urge you to tackle such subjects in a more creative way than “[insert drawing of some guy yelling a slur].”

Ready to pitch?

“SOLO CREATORS” APPLY HERE.

“WRITERS ONLY” APPLY HERE.

“ARTISTS ONLY” APPLY HERE.

Here鈥檚 what you鈥檒l need to complete each form:

SOLO CREATORS:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Preliminary sketches associated with your pitch: character ideas, environment concepts (the latter is especially important if your portfolio lacks strong examples of background art), etc. These don鈥檛 need to be final or polished pieces! Just clear enough to give us an idea.
  4. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! Choose examples that best reflect the style you intend to use for this comic. You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  5. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

WRITERS ONLY:

  1. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn鈥檛 have to be exact).
  2. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 300 words.
  3. Links to any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your writing portfolio if you have no pre-existing comics writing credits, but note that folks with comics writing experience will receive preference.
  4. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and creative background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

ARTISTS ONLY:

  1. Links to your portfolio and/or any relevant publishing credits. Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  2. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and artistic background, and why you want to be in MA脩ANA. Short and sweet is best!

More Questions?

Check out the聽FAQ. If your answer isn鈥檛 there,聽Ask聽away!

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powerandmagica year agoAnswer
Are you accepting submissions for graphic novels or comic series? Do you ever plan to?

We do聽plan to, but聽鈥渨hen鈥 is very much undetermined! We want to grow a lot more before that time, and the best way to learn when the day comes is to keep following along.

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POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology VOLUME 2 is coming to Kickstarter this October 2019!聽鈽

The POWER & MAGIC SERIES from P&M Press聽is all about queer witches of color as icons of female power.聽

Witches represent rebellion, transcendence, healing, feminine monstrosity, so-called 鈥渄eviance,鈥 and interconnectedness 鈥 with the cosmos, with their bodies, and with each other.聽

These anthologies exist as a space for women of color to explore gender, power, struggle, selfhood and community, all in the context of compelling fantasy comics for young adult readers (and up)!

THE VOLUME 2 COVEN:

EXCITED FOR OCTOBER? FOLLOW ALONG:

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powerandmagica year agoAnswer
Does Polyamory count to include with queer? Or even Pan? And if the protag is pan, how would we show it to the reader/pitch?

Polyamory between heterosexual cis people wouldn鈥檛 cut it for us. Pan isn鈥檛 straight, so yes, it counts! Re: showing, having the character鈥檚 pan identity be relevant to the plot is the easiest way.

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powerandmagica year agoAnswer
Hello, I would like to pitch a story with characters that appear on a myth inside my webcomic. Of course you wouldn't need to read my webcomic to understand the dynamic of the characters. My question is whether I can use these characters for my pitch or do characters have to be created from scratch? Thank you for your time!

Characters can be pre-existing characters of your own as long as the reader doesn鈥檛 need to be familiar with them already to understand the story! Your situation works.

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