COVER ART SUBMISSIONS

Cover art submissions are currently CLOSED.

 

Submission period closed 11:59 pm Pacific, August 17th, 2020.

We will respond by September 18th, 2020.

We are seeking submissions exclusively from trans, non-binary, and genderqueer artists for the cover of Inclusive Future Magazine, Issue 1: Visions from a Gender-Inclusive Future, an anthology of speculative nonfiction, fiction, and art in the guise of an international pop culture magazine published in 2068.

What we're looking for:

 

We’re looking for a cover image that reflects a trans, non-binary, or genderqueer artist’s take on “a gender-inclusive future.” 

 

The design should center a person/people; a futuristic landscape could be a cool background, but it’s not necessary and it definitely should not be the focus of the cover image. If multiple people are included in the image, we’d love for our cover to represent a wealth of gender expressions from all around the world. In addition, we’d prefer that the image include people of various races, abilities, and geographic and cultural backgrounds. 

 

We strongly prefer a cover image that tells a story appropriate for an international pop culture magazine published in 2068. For example, perhaps the image tells the story of a new technology that’s all the rage in 2068, or the work of a human rights advocate from Iran who’s been influencing global politics, or an event like the 2068 summer Olympics or the annual international conference for gender equity. These are just examples; we’re open to your vision and welcome other interpretations of the issue’s theme.

 

As for style of art, we are leaning in the direction of illustration or digital painting, but we are also open to collage, photo manipulation, and other forms of visual art that meet the above criteria and can translate well to both print and digital media.

 

To recap:

  • We are seeking submissions from trans, non-binary, and/or genderqueer artists only. 

  • We encourage trans, nonbinary and genderqueer artists who also have other marginalized identities to submit.

  • The successful submission will feature a person or people. If it features multiple people, we want to see a variety of gender expressions, abilities, races, and geographic and cultural backgrounds represented.

  • We strongly prefer an image that tells a story relevant to an international pop culture magazine published in 2068.

  • We are open to all styles of visual art, though we are leaning in the direction of illustration or digital painting.

About the Issue

IMAGINE: It’s the year 2068, and we've achieved worldwide gender equality in the broadest sense. Not only are genders outside the binary widely acknowledged and accepted, but people of all genders are paid equally for equal work, have equal opportunity and representation, are included in scientific studies, and are marketed to equally. You are making art from this future, and you are submitting a piece of work to an international popular culture magazine whose target audience includes English-speaking adults of all genders anywhere in the world. 

 

Who can submit?

 

Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer artists from all around the globe are welcome to submit. We encourage trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists who also have other marginalized identities to submit.

Rights and Payment

 

We will pay $500.00 USD for the cover art. We’ll need worldwide print and e-book cover rights as well as rights to use the image or part(s) of the image on print and digital promotional materials, including the website, social media, and Kickstarter pages. Aside from that, we are open to negotiating the right details with the artist we choose. Payment will be made via PayPal.

Submission Instructions

 

Submissions are open until 11:59 pm Pacific August 17th, 2020. We anticipate getting back to everyone who submitted by September 18th, 2020. You can submit either a proposal or a completed image that you think would make a great cover for this project. 

 

If submitting a proposal, please include:

  1. A brief description of your cover concept (what the image would include and look like);

  2. A link to your online portfolio, if available. If you don’t have an online portfolio, please send 2-3 work samples as attachments (PNG, JPG, or JPEG) or links to 2-3 work samples on the web so we can get a sense of your style.

  3. A statement in your email that confirms you identify as trans, non-binary, and/or genderqueer.

 

If submitting a completed image, please include:

  1. The image (up to 3) as a PNG, JPG or JPEG file;

  2. A link to your online portfolio or website, if available.

  3. A statement in your email that confirms you identify as trans, non-binary, and/or genderqueer.

  4. Whether the image has been published elsewhere and, if so, where (including on your own website or social media platforms).

 

Please send submissions via email to inclusivefuturemag[at]gmail.com by 11:59 pm Pacific, August 17th, 2020 with the subject heading “Issue 1 Submission: COVER ART.”

Important Details

  • Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer artists from all around the globe are welcome to submit. Trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people who also have other marginalized identities are encouraged to submit.

 

  • Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please let us know ASAP if any part of your submission has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

 

  • Multiple submissions allowed, but please do not submit more than 3 images.

 

  • Reprints are okay as long as you have the rights. Please disclose all other publications the image has been featured in/on.

 

  • For an accepted proposal, we’re envisioning a process that includes sign-off points at 1) sketch, 2) line art, 3) color palette, and 4) final product.

 

  • Submissions are open until 11:59 pm Pacific, August 17th, 2020. We anticipate getting back to everyone who submitted by September 18th, 2020.

  • Send your submissions to inclusivefuturemag[at]gmail.com