Deadline: Open Until Full
Con(viction) Anthology – Call for Submissions
Gothic City Press is looking for submissions of fiction and artwork for a its new project “Con(viction) – Anthology of the Con”. If you are a writer or an artist, we would like to hear from you. In your submission, please also include the name of the convention that you most closely identify with. To submit, use the Fiction Submission Guidelines in the right hand column.
In the beginning was the Con, and it was well attended. Art, prizes, games, and ginormous amounts of soda were had by all, and all was right with the world (for a few days). After the Con, the great cataclysm descended upon the real world and the attendees were forced to escape once more into a reality where architecture was stifled by rooms built in multiples of 10′x10′.
The well-behaved monsters tired of staying in their predefined rooms with no food and limited furniture, and revolted. Robots were created, mages wielded swords, and unnameable beasts forged official state documents to become characters with citizenship status. Everyone had conviction, and all was right with the world (for a few days).
Con(viction) is an anthology of these stories and artwork by the masses of convention attendees or by innocent bystanders who wish to reveal the deepest secrets of the Cult of the Convention.
As an anthology, Con(viction) has a standing open call for submissions. Short stories, poetry, artwork, cover-art, are all welcome. The only real requirement is that the submission must be something a convention attendee would be thrilled with – generally that means about anything fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mythic, or gothic. Bonus points if the submission comes from a convention attendee (the convention name should be listed), an abandoned significant other of an attendee, or the work of art is about a relevant convention or an attendee (just saying the character is an attendee isn’t enough, it needs to be substantive to the story).
The convention types we are interested include: gaming, anime, cosplay, comics, steampunk, horror, and the like.
Con(viction) is a community effort and will not exist without the efforts of many people. We would like to give back to that community and make this a recurring publication that can pay its artists and authors a meaningful rate to encourage future creations. Once submissions begin arriving, we will continue the anthology as a Kickstarter project, and make this a fully funded project that many people would like to see finished.
[via: Gothic City Press]