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Being

Theme: We are always looking for a wide and diverse range of responses to the anthology's theme, so take your time to think about the connections you have to the theme and what it means to you. As always, here are a list of prompts to help get the juices flowing:

What does it mean to exist?
How do you perceive and experience the world?
What makes you who you are?
Who has affected you the most?
What is your purpose? What drives you?
Have you not felt like yourself? Or true to yourself?
What's the difference between living and existing?
If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?

...Or anything else related to YOU and the subject of "being."

 

The Nitty Gritty:

Submissions: Dirty Diamonds is currently accepting (semi-)autobiographical comics featuring the theme Being. For this anthology, we are asking for proposals to be submitted through our submission form. Teams and collaborators are more than welcome! Proposals will need to include the following:
* 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, pacing, etc.
* How your comic fits the theme (Being) - feel free to be wildly creative with it!
* 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 April 6th, 2018.

All-Girls: Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl anthology, meaning we are all-inclusive. If you are comfortable identifying as female or femme, 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 2018!

Funding: We will be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the Spring/Summer of 2018 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 any collaborative teams. Contributors will also be entitled to a free contributor copy of the completed book 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. Templates will be provided! 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. In the case of any reprints, contributors will receive compensation commensurate to the amount previously received. 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!!