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Taking Submissions: Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology

December 1, 2018

Deadline: December 1st, 2018
Payment: $0.07 CAD/word

What is Moonlight?

This anthology is a small collection of comics and short stories about queer werewolves.

What Are We Looking For?

Whether your werewolves are in space, school, or ruffing it in the outdoors, it doesn’t matter to us! We are looking for stories that span genres and tones. Your werewolves may be moody or the life of the party. All that matters is that they are openly queer and that there is an engaging story around them to be told.

Content creators do not need to identify as queer and/or LGBT+, however preference will be given to own voices and/or LGBT+ creators.

For a better sense of what we want, here are things we DO NOT WANT:

  • Sexual Assault (this includes allegories)
  • Gratuitous Violence
  • Smut
  • Alpha mind control

If you’re concerned, please send an ask or email [email protected].

Short Story Guidelines

Short stories must be completed before submission. 1,000-2,000 words is the preferred length and we will not accept any piece over 3,250 words.

Submit Short Stories Here

Comic Guidelines

Comic pitches require a 1-3 paragraph synopsis, creator bio, and links to the artist’s portfolio (if applicable). Comics may be a maximum of 8 pages long. Creators can submit up to 3 pitches.

Submit Comic Pitches Here

Artists that would like to be paired with a writer may apply here.

Submission Deadline

All submissions are due by November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.


Base Rates:

Comic Script – $10 CAD/page

Comic Art – $50 CAD/page

Short Stories – $0.07 CAD/word

Rates may increase depending on Kickstarter funding.

Payment Schedule:

Comic creators will receive 50% payment upon acceptance into the anthology. The remainder will be paid out 2 weeks after the completion of the project’s Kickstarter (scheduled for October 2019). Comic creators will receive payment regardless of the Kickstarter outcome.

Short stories accepted into the anthology will receive complete payment after the completion of the Kickstarter campaign. Short stories will not receive payment if funding is not met.

All contributors will receive free copies of the anthology as well as additional discounted copies as needed.


Artists and writers give McKay & Gray Publications the right of first printing until January 2021, after which you may submit to other publications, display on your website, or distribute. McKay & Gray Publications retains the indefinite right to reprint in this anthology, including digital copies, as well as use work in marketing materials.

Via: Moonlight Anthology.


December 1, 2018