No! 6x9 inches for a full page, which is 15.24x22.86cm. If accepted, you’ll get further notes on full bleed, safe areas, etc.
We may make very tiny books in the future, but Blood Root is not it.
Both, I suppose, although I’m certainly looking at the stories first because reading pitches is much easier than googling people.
(Actually, I looked at my current list of accepted creators, and it turns out to be a pretty diverse group, after all!)
Blood Root wishlist: artists that work in traditional media or have a painterly style.
It’s a bit silly, but I really want to do an issue on this nice textured felt weave paper that shows off traditional media really well. I’m an artist too, guys, I want this to look really nice!
We have received approximately thirty pitches, and have accepted one in its entirety and are asking questions on two others.
There is no deadline - we’re accepting and rejecting pitches on a rolling basis and will post something when issue #2 and issue #3 are complete. Right now, you can probably expect a response to your pitch within two weeks.
I should probably mention that I been obsessed with the idea of theatre ghosts for a long time, ever since I worked in one that had a weird memorial headstone in the attic, next to the lighting workbench.
I really want to do an issue of the anthology that revolves around creepy theatre stories(I’ve been calling it the “ghost lights” issue in my head).
If you have a theatre ghost comic floating around in your head, you should definitely pitch to Blood Root.
pitch guidelines here: http://sawdustpress.tumblr.com/post/76346370465/i-am-super-excited-to-announce-blood-root-a-new
I am looking for comic book style layouts, as Blood Root is a comic anthology. I’m a fan of interesting and non-standard layouts, but editorial preference will stop short of illustrated prose.
I’m looking for one-shots(self contained short stories). An episodic series would not be appropriate. A self contained story that is part of an already existing episodic series may be okay!
All rights remain with the creator - we only ask for a non exclusive license to publish the comic in print and digitally as part of an anthology, to use it for advertising the anthology, and to modify it to meet technical and aesthetic publishing requirements.
I worked with the amazing Katie Lane to create our publishing contracts, and I’m personally really happy with them, because they’re the sort of contract that I, as an artist, would want to have myself.