Bedside Press (est. 2014) is curating comic-style stories for Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, a forthcoming Kickstarter-funded anthology of illustrated gothic romance tales. Writers must already be paired with an artist (or vice versa) to submit under one work.
Anthologist Hope Nicholson expects stories in this genre to exemplify the style and feel of the 1970s. Happy endings may end happily or not: romance can be magnificent, tragic, or dreadful. Stories may also contain elements of horror, if needed. Writers can set their stories in any time period, whether in the Victorian era or not.
Length: 1-10 pages per illustrated story.
Payment: $50 per page; $10 bonus payment if cartoonist’s own colouring, $5 bonus for cartoonist’s own lettering. Contributors will also receive 25% net profit, plus two contributor’s copies.
Contributors will keep all rights to their work.
Deadline: February 1, 2017. Read submission guidelines at https://hopenicholson.com/submissions/