Smut Peddler began life in 2003 as a series of three black-and-white anthology minicomics, published by Saucy Goose Press. In 2011, it was reborn as a full-sized, 300-plus page juggernaut of award-winning, ladycentric smut.

Smut Peddler 2014, the second Smut Peddler collection published by Iron Circus Comics and the fifth volume of Smut Peddler overall, is now accepting submissions! We’re looking for between ten and fifteen story proposals. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2013.

Basic information

Payment

Smut Peddler 2014 will pay a $50 page rate, plus ten contributor’s copies per creator and the perpetual right to buy copies of the anthology for 50% off the cover price for as long as the book is in print. There will also be a bonus upon publication, dependent upon the final total of the planned Kickstarter campaign.

Creators’ rights

Creators submit stories to Smut Peddler 2014 with the understanding that, if accepted, they are ceding exclusive first worldwide rights to the story for a full calendar year from the date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide reprint rights in perpetuity. Intellectual property rights will remain in the hands of the creator. (We don’t want your characters, just your comics!)

 

Content guidelines

Smut Peddler 2014 will be an all-star showcase for woman-made comic erotica! The editors are on the prowl for beautiful, fun, sex-positive comics. Passion! Romance! Perhaps some love? Maybe even a li’l angst.

And, naturally, the comic should have some sex in it. We have a reputation to uphold, y’know.

What we want

There must be female creative involvement in all proposals. A single woman can be responsible for both the art and the writing. A woman can be the author, scripting for a male artist. A woman can be the artist, illustrating a male author’s script. Two men and one woman can be working together. You get the idea. A woman must be involved in the creation of a Smut Peddler comic.

All proposals must be complete. This means a title (even just a working title), a premise, an estimated page count between 3 and 20 black-and-white pages, and a beginning, middle, and end, clearly summarized. Examples of the creator’s previous work should accompany all proposals, and all proposals should be submitted using this formThe deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2013.

The submissions will be judged primarily by Johanna Draper Carlson and myself, who make up the book’s editorial staff. Quality will be the primary factor when a submission is being considered, so show us your best stuff!

If your proposal is accepted, the final art must be designed to fit standard comic book dimensions. Typically, this is a 11″ x 17″ sheet of bristol board, with a 10″ x 15″ bleed and a 9″ x 13.5″ panel border. (You can buy pre-ruled sheets of comic paper at many art stores.) For more information for the do-it-yourselfers, consult Blambot’s page on the subject.

Inclusive content is welcome and encouraged! Smut Peddler welcomes stories about queer love and sex, kink, and bodies of all shapes, sizes, genders, and capabilities.

What we don’t want

Proposals from incomplete creative teams. If you’re an artist without a writer, or a writer without an artist, please find a partner before submitting your proposal.

Non-consensual anything, including stuff that looks non-consensual up until the very last panel, where everyone choruses “gosh that was an awesome totally consensual role-play session we just had.” Mind-control stuff also counts as non-consensual!

Anything illegal. Use your best judgement.

Anything involving bodily waste.

Gore.

Gag comics. Actual erotica is the name of the game!

Fanfic.

Once again: The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2013. Submit your proposal using this form!


  • Ron Fritsch

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