Notes from the Manager
There's a pretty good chance of three this week, so stay tuned.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me at Acme Comics last Saturday! If you didn't already see it, I have an MP3 of my visit to the Greg & Dan Show over at the Deleted Scenes blog.
This weekend, though, I'll be appearing with Justin Pierce (Wonderella) at Chicago Comics in… y'know, Chicago. There's a little flier for it over at Deleted Scenes, too. It's on Saturday — the 22nd — from 3pm to 8pm — more likely going to be like 3–5pm and 6–8pm. We're gonna be playing it by ear, really. Come pick up the brand spankin' new Wonderella Book 2, get your copy of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show signed and scribbled in, say hi to both of us, whatever!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.
I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.
There is no limitation with regard to genre, but I will say that my taste in prose leans strongly toward literary fiction and non-fiction, and toward characters, psychology, and well-written prose over plot. (Margaret Atwood is my favorite writer.)
What to Submit: A pitch for a 30+ page, prose short story/novella/non-fiction piece. No comics — no picture books. If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished. Please include links or URLs to a resumé and examples of previous published work would be helpful, to give me a feel for your voice.
Send questions (or submissions) to gordon at multiplexcomic.com.
The Terms: No money up front, but 50% of the cover price in exchange for one year of exclusivity (from the date of publication). The writer retains all other rights to their story. These will be sold via iBooks only (at least at first), which means that Apple will get 30% and I will get 20% for my contributions: I will edit the story; I will design and produce the eBook; I will illustrate a cover for it (or hire someone else to, if I’m not the best fit for the story); I will help promote it.
Please submit your pitch before April 30, 2015. I will notify the selected writer(s) I am interested in working with as soon as possible after that.
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