Notes from the Manager
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Longtime readers will notice a somewhat familiar widget off to the right. This time around, I'd like to keep the amount of Kickstarter whoring in the Notes from the Manager to an absolute minimum, so just head over to this Deleted Scenes post to read more about that — or just go straight to the Multiplex: Book 2 Kickstarter page.
I do need to make this post long enough so that the widget doesn't break my layout, though…
Um. So yeah.
If you have any questions about the Kickstarter project, feel free to ask me about it over in the Deleted Scenes post or on the Kickstarter project page itself. I'm happy to answer them.
Damn. Need a little more.
Thank you for reading. You've been unbelieveably supportive of this silly little comic of mine for the last seven years, and I feel bad asking for your assistance yet… again… but hey. At least it's not something for nothing, right?
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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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