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A WESTERN ANTHOLOGY

Coiled to Strike

Crowdfunding: APRIL 2024

If you see a snake with the devil’s horns, you better pray you don’t meet their gaze. 

 

A smart man will tell you it’s best not to cross an angry viper. A wise man will tell you that the ‘Viper with Devil Horns’ is named Emory Graves and is the most dangerous of them all. No one truly knows who or what, Emory Graves is, but much like a wildfire, rumors spread. Are they seeking revenge for family? A lost love? Maybe they really are the Devil’s Aid, sending the unfortunate to death’s door with the venomous bite of their bullet. Or are they just a cowboy getting their kicks causing trouble? 

 

A few fine folks have come to the WildStar Press (a saloon where stories are traded, if you will) to share some of those tales, truths?, rumors, and more about the mysterious Emory “The Viper” Graves. 

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ARTWORK BY ZAB R.

Who Can Participate:

You may pitch as a SOLO CREATOR (making the whole comic by yourself),
as a WRITER ONLY (comic writer with an artist you’ve pa
rtnered with),
or as an ARTIST ONLY (a comics artist with a writer you’ve partnered with).
Partners will not be assigned.

 

AGE RESTRICTIONS:

All participants must be 18 years or older. All content must be suitable for children as young as 16 years old. 

Submission Details:

Submissions CLOSED!

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Comics either 2 - 12 pages long (even numbers).

  •  6.625” x 10.25” or 6’’ x 9’’.

  • B&W or Grayscale.

  • 350 DPI / TIFF files or High Res PNGs.

 

YES!

  • Comics 

  • Previously unpublished stories.

  • The story must follow Emory Graves' livelihood. What that looks like is up to you.

NO THANK YOU.

  • No NFTS or AI Art.

  • Single Illustrations, Prose, or Poetry.

  • Finished comics.

  • No gore, porn or explicit nudity, depictions of abuse - Again, referring to the age restriction.

  • No slurs, no racist statements nor imagery, no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, and no white supremacist nonsense in general.

Timeline 

  • Selection Process: July 1, 2023 - August 28, 2023

  • Creation Period: September 4, 2023 - March 25, 2024

  • Crowdfund: April 2024

Compensation:

RIGHTS:
Agreeing to participate means that you’re allowing WildStar Press to exclusively print these full stories for a full calendar year from the date of publication. After the full calendar year, the owner may do as they please with their own work. You’re also allowing WildStar Press non-exclusive digital and physical print rights in perpetuity. Ownership remains with the creators. 


PAY(*):
Both Solo & Partnered Creators: $50/page, complementary physical and digital copy of the anthology, along with crowdfund bonuses if applicable.
 

CREATOR DISCOUNT:
All contributors will be able to purchase additional copies of the anthology at 50% off of the cover price as long as the anthology is in print.



(*)Creators get paid upon crowdfund success.

Artist List

Scroll through to see each artist! Click to find their portfolios/social medias!

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Tales of the Unknown: A Cryptid Anthology

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