Monthly Archives: January 2013

Xenophobia is the theme for Outré’s 3rd issue, and we want you!

Everyone's a stranger somewhere.

Everyone’s a stranger somewhere.

xen·o·pho·bi·a

[zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-]

noun
an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange.

Origin:
1900–05; xeno- + -phobia

 

We’ve all had it, to some degree. We’re all born with it. We’ve all felt it. Against ourselves. In society. In our community. Fear of the strange, fear of what we are not familiar with permeates mankind. Thus, I bet you have a story inside you, in any shape or form, that deals with xenophobia!
From the 1st of February to the 1st of May we hold our submission doors open. Read the submission guidelines and start hammering down that eight-page script. Note that due to the lengthy “window”, we will not be able to respond before May comes, so please don’t take the silence for ignorance. We’ll go through all submissions, and everyone will get a reply.
Write a classic.

Write a classic.

So far the Outré group consists of 8 writers (four per issue) and even more artists, and the stories and talent we’re bringing to life has astounded us. Our first issue will launch before summer and we can’t wait to show the world what these talented writers and artists have done.

We welcome you all to join the Outré group and we await your submissions!

PS: If you’re an artist who would love to contribute to Outré, check out the submission guidelines!

Stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press

Continued call for artists!

A firm thank-you handshake to all the artists who applied for the remaining positions in the second issue, about “hopelessness”.

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But… we’ve still got TWO spots left, so we’ll continue reviewing submissions! Keep ’em coming! (More information about submitting here.)

Our two remaining stories are both powerful in their own way. One about a woman facing a tough decision in a post-apocalyptic landscape. The other a slice of life about an elderly woman who’s clinging on to her memories.

We’ll soon announce all the writers and stories for our second issue, but next week we’re also opening the submission gates for stories to our third issue, about xenophobia. Click by next Wednesday for more information!

Until then, spread the word. Talented artists who haven’t got their work showcased properly deserves to get a chance! Outré is about getting you out there, beyond…

We await your submissions!

Stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press

Responsibility – Outré’s first cover!

We’re proud to reveal Alex Elykov’s vibrant and ambitious cover for Outré’s first issue, about responsibility.

by Alex Elykov

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Cover by Alex Elykov

Last week we sent out a call to artists for our second issue, about hopelessness. We’d like to thank all those who’ve shown interest so far, and we’ll get back to you all soon.

We’ll start locking down artists after next week, so keep submitting! Here’s more information.

More goodies from our initial issue in the weeks to come, together with the call for stories for our 3rd issue, about xenophobia.

Stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press

Calling all artists!

This week we at Outré HQ want to address the artists who are considering being a part of our second issue. We got four solid stories lined up for this  issue, which will deal with the theme of hopelessness. And as we mentioned last Wednesday, three of these are in need of an artist at this moment.

Coincidentally, these three stories revolve around women, each of them at a different stage in their lives.

The first story is about an elderly lady and how she copes with her existence  at a nursing home. This one could be considered “slice-of-life”, though the theme is very much in place throughout the whole tale.

This is also true for the second story, in which the main character is a bipolar teenage girl. There’s a touch of magic realism here too, not unlike what Neil Gaiman and other Vertigo writers brought to the table years ago.

In the third story we’re deep into the genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. Here we follow a woman in her early thirties as she tries to make sense of her place in the world after an alien invasion.

If any artists would want to take a shot at one of these 8-page yarns, do not hesitate to shoot us an e-mail with your sequential samples. And as with our first issue, we’re also looking for four different artist who would want to contribute with a stand-alone illustration dealing with the current theme.

There is no pay involved, so please don’t ask for this when submitting. What we’re offering is to  be a part of a free, high-end comics anthology on the web, which we’ll promote to as many readers as possible.

Since we’re aiming for a Christmas 2013 release with this issue, all the artists chosen would be expected to meet the deadline which is September 1. This is over six months off, so hopefully this shouldn’t be a problem.

As before, please send all submissions to outrepress2012@gmail.com.

We’re looking forward to hearing from all the eager and talented artists out there! All the best till then,

Magnus & Glenn
Editors
Outré Press

2013 – the year of the Outré!

Let’s start with you, artists, illustrators and doodlers! We want you on Outré!

fireworks

Our first issue, about responsibility will be launched later this year. Right now, a handful of artists are working together with the writers to bring the scripts to life.

But while we’re working on issue one, we also want to get going on our second issue, Hopelessness, which already has a lot of talent attached. But right now we need 3 artists to join our writers on bringing the stories to life (Our 4th story already has an artist). If you’re up for illustrating an 8-page comic script, get in touch! We’re not looking for any particular styles, and we’ll merge the right artist with the right script once we and the writer see a match. But don’t hesitate sending us your sequential samples, be they black/white or coloured or whatever finish you think is your strongest, as we only have 3 spaces.

Head over to our submissions page for more information and the contact details!

Since we’re off to such a good start, we wanted to lift the veil on the theme of our 3rd issue, (which we hope to launch at the break of 2014). Xenophobia is the theme for our third installment and the submission gates open on the 1st of February. More information closer to the date!

Until next Wednesday, stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press