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#552: Screen Play

January 21, 2011

Notes from the Manager

In real life, apparently the Multiplex 10 would probably get in a little trouble for this, if the NFL found out.

In case you pay even less attention to American football than I do, the Chicago Bears defied everybody's expectations by making it to the NFC Championships — and they're playing against their long-time rivals, the Green Bay Packers.

Look, my old high school chums used to ask me sports trivia and then bet on whether or not I would know the answer, because I pay absolutely no attention to sports. (They called the game "What Does Gordon Know?") And yet I'm getting kind of excited about this game. That means it's a big deal.

And… one last time: for those of you in the Chicago area, I'll see you tomorrow (Saturday, 1/22) at Chicago Comics, because I'll be appearing with Justin Pierce (Wonderella). Check out the flier for it over at Deleted Scenes for the full details.


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Tell me a story. (Looking for a prose writer for an eBook single.)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

There is no limitation with regard to genre, but I will say that my taste in prose leans strongly toward literary fiction and non-fiction, and toward characters, psychology, and well-written prose over plot. (Margaret Atwood is my favorite writer.)

What to Submit: A pitch for a 30+ page, prose short story/novella/non-fiction piece. No comics — no picture books. If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished. Please include links or URLs to a resumé and examples of previous published work would be helpful, to give me a feel for your voice.

Send questions (or submissions) to gordon at multiplexcomic.com.

The Terms: No money up front, but 50% of the cover price in exchange for one year of exclusivity (from the date of publication). The writer retains all other rights to their story. These will be sold via iBooks only (at least at first), which means that Apple will get 30% and I will get 20% for my contributions: I will edit the story; I will design and produce the eBook; I will illustrate a cover for it (or hire someone else to, if I’m not the best fit for the story); I will help promote it.

Please submit your pitch before April 30, 2015. I will notify the selected writer(s) I am interested in working with as soon as possible after that.

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