CORPUS: A Comic Anthology of Bodily Ailments

Submission Guidelines

CORPUS: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY OF BODILY AILMENTS is an anthology about illness, in any form. Everyone’s been sick at some point, some for short periods, some for their entire lives. We are all united by the fact that we navigate the world with our bodies, and it deeply affects the way we exist. Everyone has a story. As a type 1 diabetic, I’ve always been interested in the experiences of others with sickness. My body is unique, yet like everyone else’s. My mode of functioning is different than others, yet completely normal to me.

Stories have the power to spark empathy. These stories of illness connect us, remove the fear of the disabled and the unknown. Inspiration can be found in knowing that others have gone through difficult health issues. Telling stories like this helps alleviate stigma and fear of the unknown. It allows us to humanize those who are disabled in any way, instead of coldly viewing others as burdens on society. After all, health is a funny thing like that. Most don’t really think about their own health until it’s compromised.

With our current political climate, we need to share tales about sickness, health, and healthcare experiences. Bodily ailments are universal, whether they occur in our minds or limbs, whether they are chronic diseases or a 24 hour bug. I’m looking for any story regarding a medical experience or a mental or physical ailment. These stories can be fictional or autobiographical.

PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO CORPUSANTHOLOGY@GMAIL.COM

Submission Guidelines:

  • Pitches for short comics (between 2-10 pages) that are thematically centered on physical or mental illness. It can also be about experiences in healthcare. It can be a short piece of fiction or an autobiographical comic.
  • My submissions open OCTOBER 6TH, 2017
  • Deadline for pitches is NOVEMBER 22ND, 2017
  • You will have my decision regarding your submission by December 31st. 

Already Established Teams: Send me a pitch, at least one page of full script, and a few examples of the artist’s work (at least one of which showcases their ability to provide sequential art)

Artists: 2-3 examples of your work, at least one of which is sequential art.

Writers: Pitch me a story from start to finish. Preference will be given to those who can provide one page of full script. Feel free to link me to some examples of your other work as well!

Compensation:
You will receive $50 per team per page, plus 1 copy of the anthology per team member.

A Note on the Project: If your submission is chosen, you have no obligation to start or complete or your part until after the Kickstarter, as the feasibility of this project coming together depends on the success of the Kickstarter.