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Friends, writers, artists. Lend me your ears.
My Kingdom for a Panel is live and accepting submissions!
Submissions are closed! Jenn and Natalie are reviewing pitches now!

What is My Kingdom?
My Kingdom for a Panel is an anthology featuring comics inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, edited by Jenn Arledge and Natalie Cooper – published by Arledge Comics.

Deadlines:
– Submissions are open starting July 1, 2018
– Submissions will close August 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST
– Acceptance letters will be emailed on or before September 15, 2018

What we’re looking for:shakespeare-icon-26
– Comics inspired by Shakespeare
– Shakespearean reinterpretations
– Comic adaptations of sonnets
– Retellings of Shakespearean classics
– Comics about Shakespeare
– Comics exploring classic Shakespearean characters/themes
– Comics ranging between two and ten pages in length

What we’re also looking for:
– Enamel pin design
– Cover art

What we’re not looking for:
– Comic adaptaions of Shakespearean classics
– Explicit sex or nudity
– Previously published material
– Incomplete creative teams

What’s the difference between a retelling and an adaptation?
Your epic fantasy based loosely on Othello sounds awesome. Your historically accurate comic that retells Romeo and Juliet? Not so much.

How to submit:
Please fill out this form to submit your pitch. You may submit more than one pitch.

What you need to submit a form:
– Full synopsis of your comic proposal (including spoilers! We want to know how the comic ends)
– Portfolios for all members of your creative team (writers, line artists, colorists – if they’re working on the submission, we want to see their portfolios)
– Proposed final page count (Please keep page counts between 2-10 pages)
– Character sketches

Payment:
– Creative teams will be paid a page rate of $20 pending funding through Kickstarter
– Pin and cover art design will be negotiated separately
– Creators will receive pay increases based on met stretch goals
– Contributors will receive one comp copy each regardless of Kickstarter success.

And, oh hey, by the way:
-The anthology will be printed in black & white or grayscale. Full-color comics are beautiful, but not what we’re interested in this time.
-It’ll also be printed at a smaller-than-standard-comic size (approximately 5.5×7.75″, closer to manga size) so it’ll look and feel more like a paperback book. Templates will be provided!
-Also! In honour (oh, god, Jenn’s American and it hurts) of Shakespeare, British English spellings are requested.

Rights:
Contributors cede to Arledge Comics first worldwide print and digital rights to their work for six months following date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide reprint and digital rights in perpetuity. Intellectual property and all non-publishing licensing rights remain with their creators.

Still have questions?
You can hit up Jenn or Natalie on Twitter or email us at arledgecomics @ gmail