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10-18-2017, 11:56 PM
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Boriquén: An Anthology for Puerto Rico
In mid-September 2017, the island of Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The devastation wrought was unlike anything seen before. What was once a lush, green land has been denuded by high winds. Flooding, especially in the areas near the Guajataca Dam, has made entire neighborhoods uninhabitable. Electricity is only available via generator, and fuel for those generators is scarce. Food and potable water is in short supply. Compounding these challenges with a decade-long recession means that recovery efforts on the island will take years.

It is with these circumstances in mind that I call on the comics community to come together, as it has in the past, to help. Boriquén will be an anthology about Puerto Rico, its people, its history, and the perseverance shown in the face of such destruction. The goal is to raise funds to help the people of Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be donated to an appropriate charity, to be named soon.

Theme: Puerto Rico, and/or the idea of perseverance.

Page Count: Four to six pages.

Age Rating: E for Everyone!

Format: Black/white or grayscale; JPEG or PDF for submissions, TIFF 300dpi for the final format.

Page Size Dimensions: Standard US comic book size of 6.63" x 10.24" trim.

How to Submit...
Click Here for the Submission Form!

Submissions must include the following:
A complete creative team. We unfortunately will be unable to play matchmaker for writers and artists, but we strongly urge creators to scour social media and the usual websites to find partners. All contributors must be 18 or older in order to submit.
A title, or at least a working title.
A page count.
A brief pitch, not to exceed two sentences.
Links to samples of past work, if you have it. If you don't have past work, please provide three sample pages of relevant work.
Brief bios and statements: why are you interested in Boriquén? Your bio will be a public bio for publication, so feel free to include links and social media addresses.

The Fine Print...
Deadlines: We are looking for a fast turnaround. Submissions close on October 27 at 11:59PM GMT-5. Contributors will be notified by email no later than October 31. Finished stories will be due by November 17th at 11:59PM GMT-6.

Payment: Apart from the warm fuzzy feeling in your heart, we will provide a complimentary copy of Boriquén to each contributor.

Rights: TBD