Tales of the Unknown - Cryptid Anthology
Cryptids are creatures whose existence is shrouded in mystery. Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, Yetis, the Kraken, and even the Ogopogo. Monsters on the fringe of society! With these rumors, myths, and legends, it’s hard not to get invested in a good mystery. What’s out there? Are they real? And have you seen them?
Tales of the Unknown is an original comics anthology about the myths and legends of cryptids and monsters alike. This will be an teen+ anthology and while the theme must center around Cryptids/Myths/Legends, the genre is up to the creator!
Who Can Participate:
You may pitch as a SOLO CREATOR (making the whole comic by yourself), as a WRITER ONLY (story writer with an artist you’ve partnered with), or as an ARTIST ONLY (a comics artist with a writer you’ve partnered with). Partners will not be assigned.
All participants must be 18 years or older.
All content must be suitable for children as young as 15 years old. (Rated T)
Comics either 2 - 8 pages long (even numbers)
6.625” x 10.25” or 6’’ x 9’’ (TBA)
B&W or Grayscale
350 DPI / TIFF files
There must be a cryptid of some sort involved in the story. Preference to already existing creatures.
If you create a new cryptid, it is encouraged to have an already existing one in your story as well.
We Are Not Looking For:
Illustrations, prose, or poetry
Finished or already started comics
No gore, porn or explicit nudity, depictions of abuse
No slurs, no racist statements nor imagery, no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, and any other hateful rhetoric
Open Submissions: Nov 1st, 2019 - Jan 1st, 2020
Selection Period: Jan 2nd, 2020 - Jan 18th, 2020
Acceptance Emails & Feedback: Jan 19th, 2020 - Jan 25th,2020
Processing: Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Final Files Due: July 25th 2020
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.
“Writers only” and “Artists Only”: $25/page, complementary physical and digital copy of the anthology, along with Kickstarter bonuses if applicable.
“Solo Creators”: $40/page, complementary physical and digital copy of the anthology, along with Kickstarter bonuses if applicable.
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.