Coffee. We drink it hot, cold, with milk, with sugar, with whiskey, alone, with friends, at professional meetings, while waiting, to wake up, to share a moment…
Coffee is so much a part of our lives that most of us don’t even spare it a thought anymore.
It is like a constant background character, it gives an extra depth to our stories, an extra flavour to our mornings, sometimes an excuse to go out and sit around a table.
So why not talk about it some more… Over a coffee?
Faeries and Ents couldn’t exist or function without it, and so we have decided to make it the subject of an anthology!
We are not only a creative collaboration, but also a publisher, and what better way to introduce ourselves to our fellow creatives than to invite them to share stories over a coffee?
For what we've done already and where we stand for, check out our website and tapas page!
Over A Coffee will present stories written and drawn by Tapas creators, and will be published in paper form by yours truly (aka Faeries and Ents) and sold, among other things, at conventions, and on our website both digitally and physically (again, by us).
Would you like to be a part of this adventure? Pitch in!
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL MARCH 21ST
Now for details!
Theme: COFFEE! EVERYTHING COFFEE
Story length: 4-10 pages per story
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.
printing bleed template (6mm bigger than the first)
What you'll get:
$40-75 per story for the artist (payment 50% upfront, 50% after completion), fair split BONUS if the kickstarter reaches stretch goals.
yes we are going to run a kickstarter, however we will guarantee publication and payment even if it doesn't reach the original goal
Royalties: 2-7% after cost
Payment through paypal
Every participant gets 5 copies, and 50% off for every extra copy they may request.
Pitchers who don't get selected can buy the book for 30% off.
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 most.
Entries not selected will keep the rights to the story and is free to create and publish it on their own, only when you are selected publication rights are for FaE.
Group entries are allowed, but payments are the same, payments will only go to the person entering the pitch.
What we want:
- experiences with coffee, fun memories, being out with friends, etc
- historical anecdotes
- fiction / non-fiction
- stuff about the industry / creation of coffee
- educational stories
- celebrating coffee
- wholesome stories about coffee: the place coffee takes in your life or someone you know
- submissions from people under 18 years old
- graphic violence, nudity, excessive swearing
- fan fictions, IP owned characters are allowed
- prose or pinups
- scrolldown (webcomic) format
- incomplete pitches
- 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!