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#612: Maybe This Wasn’t Such a Great Idea

August 1, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #610: Gods and Monster Movies; #611: Fear Pressure

Despite the fact that all of my belongings are in boxes, there will be five updates this week — but three of them will be guest strips. (Sorry if you just sighed at that little caveat.)

I don't know which day my seecond update will go up, because I still have to draw it, after I've moved myself, my girlfriend, and our two cats to Minneapolis tomorrow, so… you'll just have to keep coming back. Let's pretend it's a belated 6th anniversary party, alright?

I hope you enjoy the guest strips, and I'll see you soon.

By the way — Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) hits comics shops' shelves this Wednesday, August 3rd — although a few comics shops apparently got theirs last week, so… whatever the deal is, check it out at your local comics shop. Or, if they haven't ordered one, scold them about it and make them order it! Send them to the Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show product page here at the site for more details.

 


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Tell me a story. (Looking for a prose writer for an eBook single.)

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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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