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Hallowscream! Terrifying Twelfth Issue Submission Guidelines

by M.I.K.

It’s the time of the year when we at Back From The Depths are once again looking for contributors for our freaky free annual pdf horror comic, HALLOWSCREAMbut, (just in case you haven’t being paying attention), the planet’s gone a bit mental this year and we’re going to have to add an additional stipulation.

Here are the submission guidelines…

 

Submissions should be horror orientated and must be weird or spooky to make the final cut.

We are mainly looking for completed comic strips between 1-7 pages in length. Anything already completed is far more likely to make it into the comic.

Script submissions should also preferably be around 1-7 pages in length.

Eerie illustrations and artwork along with interesting horror/comic articles, scary short stories, petrifying poems or anything just plain creepy will also be considered.

To get an idea of the sort of stuff we’re after, you can download previous issues of Hallowscream here.

Now here comes that additional stipulation…

IMPORTANT : No stories about global pandemics, please!  Stories containing the living dead are allowed, but the E.C. comics-style vengeful revenants are preferable to the contagion-spreading George Romero types. The last thing we need right now is a comic full of nothing but tales of how difficult it is to find toilet paper during a zombie apocalypse, (don’t pretend you didn’t think about it). First and foremost we’re producers of escapism (quite icky, gruesome horrible escapism at times, but escapism nonetheless), and we feel it’s a good idea to lay off certain storylines at least until such time as current events have settled down a bit. I’m sure you’ll understand where we’re coming from.

If you’re looking to illustrate something, get in contact and we’ll give you details of available scripts to see if anything suits your fancy.

We’ll also consider material previously published elsewhere, as long as the contributors own the copyright.

Completed artwork can be either colour or black and white, and should preferably be A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) 300 dpi jpeg or png.

Submissions can be sent to merjeagles@yahoo.co.uk or ghastlymcnasty@backfromthedepths.co.uk

As this is a non-profit, small press publication, contributors will not be paid but they will retain copyright on any material submitted.

 

DEADLINES :

Scripts, articles and text submissions :  Friday 31st July 2020

Artwork : Friday 16th October 2020

Completed strips :  Friday 23rd October 2020.

The finished issue will be available online as a free pdf by October 31st, with a physical copy becoming available via Lulu.com, soon afterwards. You can also keep up to date with Hallowscream news via the Facebook Page.

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