OFF LIFE call for submissions
Launching this September, OFF LIFE is a new comics anthology that will be distributed in shops, bars and galleries in London and Bristol. If you're interested in contributing work to the publication, read on...
Editor Daniel Humphry is on the look out for comic book stories from "up-and-coming and indie talent" to feature in OFF LIFE, which will initially be published every two months.
"The aim," says Humphry, "is to provide a platform for new talent while opening comics up to a larger audience. There is no set genre for OFF LIFE, though we are looking for stories that have something to say for themselves. Whether that be about politics, society or first dates is totally up to the creator, and we're open to it all."
OFF LIFE won't be able to pay for contributions, but all revenue generated from advertising featured in the anthology will, says Humphry, go back into printing the issues. Contact details for each artist will be published alongside each comic (and each piece of work included remains the intellectual property of the artist).
The deadline for issue one submissions is August 24, but OFF LIFE will continue to accept submissions for its second issue beyond that date. For those not living in distribution areas there will also be a high quality digital version of each issue placed free on the OFF LIFE website on the same day as print distribution.
To submit work for consideration artists must have a 1-5 page, preferably completed, story. Be sure to include your name, story title and contact info (website/Twitter) as you would like it to appear with your work. All submissions and submissions queries to email@example.com with the subject heading 'SUBMISSIONS'.
Further details at offlife.co.uk.
Featured artwork: Loud Neighbour by Will Elliot (art) and Daniel Humphry (words), set to appear in issue one of OFF LIFE.
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