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Beyond: Queer Urban Fantasy and Post Apocalypse edition is open for submissions!
Publisher: Beyond Press
Publication Date: Summer/Fall 2017
Theme: Queer Post-Apocalyptic and Urban Fantasy Comics
Original urban fantasy and post-apocalyptic stories exploring, expressing, and including queer, trans, and genderqueer themes and characters. Adventures set in and around the end of the world, and hijinks surrounding city magic.
Post Apocalypse is an incredibly broad genre, and we are interested in both dystopia and utopia visions of the future. Verdant green spaces sprung up in the ruins of cities, and rusted outposts built on the edge of evaporated oceans. Post-culture and counter-culture, new societies and societal decay. How do people live, adapt, learn, and love after the end of the world and everything we know is gone?
Urban Fantasy takes magic out of the far-off realm of high fantasy and places it into a contemporary setting. Fae courts held in downtown back alleys, modern witches consulting magic subreddits for tips on how to augment a spell, doorways to eldritch spaces tucked between skyscrapers, suburban monster hunters, and mythical creatures blending in (or purposefully standing out) among bustling crowds.
Deadline for Submissions: April 4, 2016
Guidelines for Submissions:
For more THEMATIC GUIDELINES please see this post.
For our SUBMISSION FORM please head here.
Beyond will pay $50/completed page (pending funding) up to 15 pages of black and white/greyscale comics; plus 5 softcover comp copies of the anthology, and the right to purchase additional copies for ½ cover price for as long as the anthology remains in print.
Contributors cede to Beyond first worldwide print and digital rights to the story for a full calendar year from date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide print and digital reprint rights in perpetuity. Intellectual property and trademarks, and all non-publishing licensing rights, remain with the creators.
If you have any questions feel free to drop us a line at BeyondAnthology@gmail.com