ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE ELSE is an anthology of non-imperialist science fiction, seeking comics, prose, and illustrations of a cosmos not yet conquered. What does this mean? No expanding, maintaining, defending, fighting, or being part of an empire — beyond that, the rest is up to you…with a few caveats:
Space must be featured as an essential element, something without which the story cannot function.
All subgenres and tones are acceptable but submissions should be created with an all-ages readership in mind. This means no explicit violence or sex, heavy swearing, or other content rated beyond PG-13.
We will not accept fanfiction or other forms of pastiche/homage/tribute/parody. All content must be original.
Comic pages/illustrations: comic pages and illustrations must be in black and white and 8.5”x11”/comics standard size. Comics must be no longer than 15 pages, with 10 or under strongly preferred. Illustrations should be 1 page, but a single 2 page spread is acceptable.
Comic scripts/prose: a comic script must be for a finished comic no longer than 15 pages, with 10 or under strongly preferred.
Prose submissions may be 5 pages long. We’d suggest no more than 2000 words (going off the idea that single spaced 12pt Times New Roman is 5 pages exactly)
Comic scripts should be formatted as such and not as plays, screenplays, or other script forms. Scripts and prose must be submitted as attached .doc files. Scripts or prose submitted in the body of an email or in any other file format will not be read.
Page rates are:
50 USD per page for comics pages
6 US cents per word for prose
75 USD for single-page illustrations
150 USD for double-page illustrations
Important note: creative teams consisting of two or more individuals will have to work out payment divisions among themselves. We will accept submissions from incomplete teams (artists looking for writers and vice versa), but please be aware that set teams are preferred and will receive priority in considering acceptance.
All original intellectual property belongs to its creator(s).
Reprints will only be accepted if they are not currently available online or in active print at this time.
We hold exclusive global rights of first publication for any non-reprint submission for one calendar year after initial publication of the first edition of the crowdfunding campaign printing run.
Submissions will be accepted from April 5th to May 4th. Further production deadlines will be discussed pending acceptance.
If you have any further questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish all potential submitters the best luck and look forward to seeing your work. Ad astra per aspera!