We just sent out all the emails to those who made it, if you pitched, CHECK YOUR EMAIL!!
Besides coffee, Kim and Cebyr here sure love a good cup of tea, and so we're here with our next anthology theme. Just like last year we're opening up pitches for all you lovely people to get yourself into a magazine! There's a few minor changes to make it easier for ourselves and for you.
This is a Paid Project, with a guaranteed publication!
If you want to know more about the project we hosted last year, check out the Over A Coffee thread here:
Over A Coffee is available on our website
Now for details!
Theme: TEA! YOU KNOW, GREEN TEA, (BOSTON) TEA PARTIES, BLACK TEA, FRUITY TEAS… ALL OF THEM!!!
Story length: 4-10 pages per story
Book size: 100-120 pages depending on number of pitches and size of all your comics.
Black and white, SFW only
Fonts used need to be 100% free without credit to the creator.
Left to right reading pages, no manga right to left
Only one pitch per person or group!
Magazine size (A4), 300DPI (297x210mm)
Within black lines main template
This template shows the suggested space to leave open on the sides, but the entire page can be used as well.
EDIT: The second template had the wrong link to a different size comic format, our apologies! It's fixed now
printing bleed template (6mm bigger than the first)
Our timetable for this project:
Opening pitches: January 5th - January 31st
Selecting pitches: February 1st - February 7th
Announcement: February 7th
Work time for artists: February 7th - May 10th
Kickstarter launch: May 14-15 - June 8th
Printing coming in: July
Global shipping: August
What you'll get:
$7 per page (payment 50% upfront, 50% after completion), fair split BONUS if the kickstarter reaches stretch goals.
Yes we are going to run a kickstarter. If it doesn't reach its goal, we will have a limited print run, giving each of you three copies of the book and your full payment.
Royalties: 2-7% after cost
Payment through paypal ONLY
Every artist in the anthology gets 3 copies, and 50% off on everything from our site.
Pitchers who don't get selected get a 30% discount code for everything from our site
Additional goodies for the project will be paid for as well, but as work for hire. We want to do postcard designs, each design will give you $10, but only one design per pitch!
Each artist keeps their IP but FaE takes the rights of first publication and publishing rights of the anthology. Your own story you can freely add to another anthology or publish/sell yourself after the first Calendar year.
Contracts and upfront payments will be issued after pitch approval.
Besides financial support for the creators, FaE can provide editorial support, proofreading, spellchecking, etc, just ask!
Art quality is NOT what we will mainly look at, but the story itself and how it would fit in this anthology.
Any artist is free to pitch but the limited spots will go to those who fit best.
Entries not selected will keep the rights to the story and are free to create and publish it on their own.
Group entries are allowed, but payments will only go to one paypal. You can then divide amongst yourselves as you feel best.
What we want:
- experiences with tea, fun memories, being out with friends, etc
- historical anecdotes
- fiction / non-fiction
- stories about the industry / creation of tea
- educational stories
- celebrating tea
- submissions from people under 18 years old
- graphic violence, nudity, excessive swearing
- fan fictions of licensed characters, IP owned characters are allowed
- prose or pinups
- scrolldown (webcomic) format
- 4-koma / comic strip style
- Double page spreads! (too much hassle in editing)
- incomplete pitches
- personal political viewpoints or religious convictions
We ourselves will NOT make a comic in this anthology, we want this to be a complete shoutout to all you wonderful people and to get your name out!
If you have any questions, never be afraid to ask and we'll do our best to clarify! Or join our discord server!