Please note that as a small, independently-published magazine there is currently no payment available for creators.
ink+PAPER has different categories of content: short stories and features. There is no theme, though this will be the “summer 2013” issue if that helps with inspiration.
Short stories: longer form comics, around 10pp. We encourage stories with clearly identifiable characters. They may cover any genre* but we are particularly interested in:
*Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror – I love these genres but there are plenty of excellent comics that do this kind of thing already. If you have a particular idea you really want to do then let me know.
Features: shorter comics, illustrations, photoessays, profiles, interviews or other prose articles, 1-5pp. Can be fiction/non-fiction and include or combine the following:
- Travel and the outdoors eg. travel journal, urban exploration, foreign settings and interesting landscapes, day-trips, gardening comics, maps
- Journalism/reportage – including diary comics, illustrated letters
- Biographical – particularly quirky, creative individuals
- Applied Arts eg. comics involving textiles, fashion design and commentary, architecture, printing, typography, photography, zines and DIY crafts, ‘how-to’s
- Food eg. recipe comics, cafe/restaurant/cake shop reviews, food market experiences or character profiles
- Science: wonders of the universe, medicine, infographics, vehicle or machine cutaways
- Culture: theatre, cinema, TV, music, art, museums
- Other ideas welcome
Deadlines for issue #4:
- For art and articles: end of April 2013
- Publication: June 2013
- All-ages language and imagery.
- All comic stories must be self-contained.
- Please ensure your comic has a title and that this and the author/s names are incorporated somewhere within the comic. There will be a contributors’ page for website URLs, etc.
- A5 (210 x 148.5mm) with 3mm trim and 3mm bleed, 300dpi or more, CMYK colour.
- No double spreads please (the spine of the magazine make these difficult to see).
- A PSD template* is here: http://inkpluspaper.com/template/iPtemplate.psd
- Send tiffs or psds to email@example.com or via Dropbox.