Cthulhu is hard to spell submission form
This is the submission form for the new Wannabe Press anthology, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell. Our first anthology, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, was one of the best books we've ever put out, and we look forward to doing it again!

There are many more rules in this anthology than in Monsters and other Scary shit. Please read them ALL, as they should answer any questions you have. Please do not contact me with pitches except through this form.

Here we go:

1- All final pages must be full color. (yes, monochrome color like blue or red is considered full color. Just no B/W or grayscale).
2- All submissions must be an even numbered page count between 2 and 8 (2, 4, 6, or 8 pages ONLY)
3- Story must be all ages appropriate. No sex, no cursing, no excessive violence. Adult themes are okay. B is for Beer or Nightwalker from the MAOSS anthology are great examples of stories that dealt with adult themes but still would be all ages rated.
4- prose is okay as long as it is accompanied by at least one color image for every 2 pages.
5- you must be willing to share the shit out of the anthology when it comes to Kickstarter. If you aren't willing to share the shit out of the book, then this is not the book for you. If you do not, you will not be invited back to another book.
6- your story must be one complete thought, with a beginning, middle, and end.
7- no full bleed pages. All art must be off the corners by at least .25 inches. Any full bleed pages will not make it into the book.
8- all borders must be white. Any other color, and you will have to redo the pages.
9- you will follow the template given or you will not get into the book. I spent weeks trying to get pages to line up last time. Not again.
10- don't be an asshole. The people in the last anthology were the best. Let's keep that tradition going. Making things is hard, and my goal is to make cool things with awesome people.
11- Every artist and writer can only work on ONE story. Choose wisely. No doubling up.
12- You can only submit ONE idea per team. If you submit more than one I will disqualify all your submissions.

Here's the prompt:

The old gods are invading the galaxy. Don't know the old gods? click here to find a list of the Great Old Ones. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Great_Old_Ones

People all over the galaxy are freaking out, except where they aren't. Some people are happy the world has ended. Some don't care. Still others are trying to prepare for the end. Almost everybody that goes up against the old gods dies a horrible death. However, that doesn't stop some fools from trying.

I want all sorts of stories across the tonal spectrum. If you haven't checked out my first anthology, Monsters and other Scary Shit, then do so now at www.monsteranthologycomic.com.

I want as many weird stories about different Old Gods as possible. You can write about Cthulhu. However, I want to hear about other gods as well. The more old gods the better. You also have a better chance of being accepted if you don't write about Cthulhu since most people will write about him.

Yes, you can write an old gods story in your own universe since you own the rights. However, for the sake of this anthology, you have to be okay with it all taking place in one multi-verse, like Flintstones meet the Jetsons. Or Scooby Doo meets the Harlem Globetrotters. They are in the same universe, but only for the sake of that thing.

What do you get?

1-full rights control.
2- creators split 10% of all royalties of the book (or all revenue seen by Wannabe Press if publishing rights are assigned)
3- A chance to be in one of the most beautiful anthologies in the entire world.
4- a chance to hang out with some of the coolest creators in comics.
5- ability to print your story whenever you want, wherever you want, besides this anthology
6- ability to buy copies of the book very close to our cost.

What do we get?

1- ability to use your story in the book
2- help promoting the anthology
3- meeting new cool people

All people who get into the anthology have the ability to pitch Wannabe Press books for publication. This is the only way to get to submit to Wannabe Press on a regular basis.

I am only accepting 150-180 pages. Last year we did 224 pages and had 350 committed pages. That's too big. I narrowed the page count and rules this time. However, less pages have a better chance of being accepted because it means I can fit more into the same space.

Story Submissions are due by December 8th.

We will make a decision by January 1st.

Final pages will be due by June 1st.

There is NO deadline extension. I purposely get several hundred pages committed so that when people drop out we can still have a book.

Once you apply, please join the group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1729173440667999. If accepted you MUST join the group.

Email address *
Name *
Your answer
How many pages is your story?
What is your story about? *
Your answer
Do you have your whole creative team ready? *
Please provide a portfolio link to your artist. *
Your answer
Please provide link to your colorist and letterer. If the same as above, write same. *
Your answer
Provide a link to any concept art from your story. This isn't required but it will sure help your submission a LOT. **You must keep this link up until January 1**
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