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Please read the following before submitting.

Let's Talk About Sex:

Theme: There are so many comic anthologies that have fantastically handled the realm of smut, so we're looking to do something a little different. We are looking for comics that represent "the thoughts behind the act." We want to know...

What's something you wish you could have told your younger self?
How does sex make you feel about yourself? About others?
Is sex something that does or does not appeal to you?
What is your relationship with sex like? How had sex changed your relationships?
How has gender played a role in your sexual experiences?
What external pressures and expectations have you experienced?
What was your best moment? Worst moment? Most embarrassing? With a partner? By yourself?

...Or anything else related to YOU and the subject of SEX.

What isn't allowed in the book: Because we're not delving into smut or pornography, we cannot accept any visible genitalia or explicit sex acts.

What is allowed in the book: References to sex acts, names of genitalia (slang and scientific), nipples of all genders, coarse language. Consider this book R-rated, but not XXX. Our target audience will be 17+.

 

The Nitty Gritty:

Submissions: Dirty Diamonds is currently accepting (semi-)autobiographical comics featuring the theme Sex. For this issue, we are asking for proposals to be submitted through our submission form. Proposals should include the following information:
* A general overview of your story or concept
* Thumbnails and visual aids that will help us understand the direction of your comic, such as the plot, dialogue notes, layouts, pencils, etc.
* How your comic fits the theme (Sex) - feel free to be creative with the definition!
* The expected number of pages for your completed comic (between 2-4 pages)
* Samples of your other completed work

If you have any trouble with the submission form, please feel free to email us directly at editors(@)dirtydiamonds.net.

Deadline: All proposals must be submitted by midnight on February 28th, 2017.

All-Girls: Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl anthology, meaning we are all-inclusive. If you are comfortable identifying as female, we want your comics! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Semi-Autobiographical: With each issue, we're interested in showcasing the lives of the artists that create these comics. Semi-autobiographical means we're looking for comics that are true to, or in some way inspired by, your life!

Debut: Small Press Expo, Fall 2017!

Funding: We will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the spring of 2017 to fund the production, promotion, and distribution of the book, as well as the compensation for all of the contributing artists. More details will be available once we announce the accepted list of contributors, and get closer to the campaign's start date.

Payment: We will be offering compensation to all accepted contributors based on the successful completion of our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Compensation is a flat rate per comic, which is shared amongst collaborative teams. Contributors will also be entitled to a free contributor copy of the completed issue and will have the option to purchase additional copies at a discounted wholesale rate.

Page Specs: All submissions should be anywhere from 2 to 4 pages in length, and completed in black & white or grayscale. Files should be at least 300 dpi. Try to keep all individual files under 25MB to avoid any issues with your email reaching us, unless you plan to use a file sharing site (such as Google, Dropbox, etc.).

Your page dimensions should be 8.5" x 11" minimum. Pages will be printed with full bleed, but please plan for a 0.25" margin on all sides as your "safe zone." Any pages with full bleed on any edge should have a final file size of 9.5" x 12" minimum. The accepted file types are JPG, TIFF, and PDF.

Creative Rights: All work is owned by the respective author(s). Contributors agree that by submitting, the Dirty Diamonds editors are permitted to distribute their work in perpetuity. Contributors are always permitted to distribute or sell their work on their own after the publication of Dirty Diamonds. No portion of Dirty Diamonds may be reproduced without the permission of the creator(s) or editors, except in the case of reviews.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email. We can't wait to see your work and join our team!!