Think we’ve given our faithful readers enough of a head start…
It’s time to unleash upon the public…
THE YEN PRESS NEW TALENT SEARCH!
Who is eligible: Any artist who has NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED may enter.
What to send: Create a 32-page short story using the page parameters below:
Size of each page of printed digital art should be 7 inches wide by 10-3/8 inches tall. The live area of each page is 4-3/4 inches by 8-1/8 inches (that is, 1-1/8 inches from the edge of the page). Please keep panels and “important art” (speech bubbles, text, and art that is critical to telling your story) within this live area. As long as these proportions are maintained, you may size your pages as you wish.
You do not need to create color pages or a cover, but please include a full page title page of art with space for a title logo and your credit.
Deadline: January 3, 2011
If your submission catches our eye, you may receive a contract for publication in YEN PLUS!
Send a photocopy or printout of your completed short story and your contact info to:
Attn: New Talent Search
237 Park Ave. 13-114
New York, NY 10017
The fine print: Please do not send original art as no art will be returned. We will not be able to respond or provide feedback on all inquiries. If we are interested in your submission, we will contact you. Please do not attempt to contact the editors directly.
Have at it, and have fun! We are looking forward to seeing what all of you come up with!
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In response to the questions asked so far:
At the end of the day, the instructions are more like a guideline for those you have no idea where to start. If you already know how to do the pages, use your best judgment to show your ability. To stress it again, this is not a CONTEST, so there are no “winners” per se. If we find many submissions that strike our fancy, we might offer multiple contracts, but at the same time, there’s no guarantee that any contracts will be offered. It all depends on the quality of the submissions we receive. Please note that we are looking for PROFESSIONAL-level work.