AncientAn all-sequential issue of Cellar Door
Call for TalentCellar Door, the literary and visual arts publication is now looking for submissions for its first all-sequential issue to be released in June 2012 in time for Denver Comic Con! This time, we will be accepting comics, or, sequential art.
The ThemeThe theme for this edition of Cellar Door is going to be Ancient. Think of old things, new things that look old, crumbling ruins, times long gone and past. Think of the future and what the present must look like to those yet to come. Think of historical ancients and fantastical ancients and sci-fi ancients and ancient ancients. Think Ancients, like in Stargate! Yeah. Yeah!! Let us know if you have any questions.
The GuidelinesBeing that comics/graphic novel serializations are a hybrid of written and visual work and are extremely work-intensive, please follow these guidelines:
First submit a proposal (no more than a page) outlining the story and some of its primary plot points and/or characters. Include only a minimal amount of artwork if you believe it necessary. If you are a writer in need of a comic book artist, please let us know. If you are an artist wanting to work from someone else's script, please let us know and include samples of your work in an email.
If your proposal is accepted you will be asked for a script and artwork sample (if applicable) and arrangements will go forward from that point.
Also, if you already have a finished work you’d like us to consider we would be more than happy to take a look at it without the process listed above.
Final artwork must fit within the dimensions of 6 x 9 inches, which is the format of the final book.
Comic/graphic novel serialization proposals and relevant questions should be sent to Cellar.Door.Book@gmail.com.
DeadlinesProposals: December 15, 2011Script and minimal art: February 15, 2012Final art: April 15, 2012
Response TimeThough we try to get back to all contributors in a timely manner we do get behind in the game now and then. Please feel free to contact us in regards to the status of your piece if you have not heard from an editor within 10 days of submitting.
CompensationBeyond exposure in the quarterly, the contributor is guaranteed one copy of the book in which his/her work appears.
Measures are being taken to obtain financial compensation as well but I have no firm details or planned rates at this time.
RightsBy submitting your unpublished work, you understand that, if accepted, Cellar Door is acquiring First North American Serial Rights which gives us the right to publish your work for the first time in the North American market. You, the author retain all other rights to the work and will be contacted for permission if we plan to include it in any future collections. If the work is not published within six months of acceptance all first rights are null and void.
Any use of your material in the format of Podcasts and MP3 will be protected under the Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial - No Derivatives 3.0 license (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ for full details). Basically this protects your work from any attempts to use it commercially or creating derivatives not approved by the creator of the work.
This issue will be guest-Art Directed by Leila del Duca. Please send inquiries and correspondence to her at email@example.com, and please CC to Cellar.Door.Book@gmail.com. The editorial staff of Cellar Door look forward to hearing from you!