NOTE: I assume this is open to UK contributors, as it didn't specify it wasn't.
The SPX Anthology for 2005 is to be edited by Brian Ralph, author of the acclaimed books Cave In and Climbing Out., and is also to be theme-less.
Brian Ralph says, "This book will showcase the best work of the underground and the alternative, whether the artists are self published or unpublished. I really look forward to seeing what people send in. I'm going to be looking for a great variety, from the high gloss to comics that push the envelope a little more. Even stuff that makes you ask, 'is that a comic?' This is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming cartoonists to appear in print alongside the more established artists."
Length: As long as it takes for great comics. Please do not include title pages, fake covers, or any other sort of lead-in. Dive right into that comic.
Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than June 30, 2005.
Please plan accordingly as overnight delivery can be very expensive.
Format: Please send your submissions, if at all possible, in an electronic format. Art should be scanned in at 800dpi bitmap tiffs (unless your art has tones, then grayscale). If you do not personally own a scanner, many copy centers such as Kinko's now have scanning facilities. The dimensions of your artwork should be as follows:
Page (trim) size: 6.625" x 9"
Live image area: 5.375" x 8"
Bleed image area: 7.125" x 9.5"
Delivery: Please do not send original art. Submission packages will not be returned. CD-ROMs are preferred over ZIP disks. You must also include a print-out of your submission with the package. Please send your labeled discs and hardcopy printouts to:
SPX 2003 Anthology Submission
c/o Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180
Please include the following information with both your hardcopy and electronic submission:
Name, address, email, title of story, page count of story
FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service all have package tracking abilities. Please do not call to check on the status of your mailing. (Stay tuned for FTP or e-mail delivery methods.)