My debut original poetry collection, Forgetting: impressions from the millennial borderland
, was published a couple of months ago, and I need your help to release a new, Illustrated Edition!What I'm Looking For:B&W line art to accompany each poem
. Very simple.What Kind of Line Art?
Anything. Traditional or digital, photography or photomanipulations, any style. The only requirement is that the image be black-and-white line art only. Shading is okay, as long as it's bar or hatch shading. tl;dr
= Nothing but lines; no color. No other restrictions. No nudity or porn.
And, obviously, the art should be in some way related to the poem it's meant to accompany. It can depict an image from the poem, or express how the poem made you feel, or what it made you think about. The connection doesn't have to be obvious to anyone but you; it's your
art, after all!What's In It For You? [PRIZES!]
If your art is selected for the Illustrated Edition of Forgetting
, you get:
Professional credit for your portfolio and resumePROMOTED...
Your art will be captioned with your artist name and a link to your deviantART gallery (or external gallery if you request that). Digital editions of the book will contain working hyperlinks (paperback can't, of course, but will still include the URL). Descriptions of the book will include your credits and gallery link everywhere the book is sold (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Kobo, !ndigo, Diesel, Rakuten, etc.)
I will also produce audio recordings of each poem. Your art will be displayed on YouTube as a visual to go with the reading, and your credits and gallery link will appear in the video description.PAID?
One Grand Prize Winner will additionally receive $50 USD (or equivalent in non-U.S. currency of his or her choice, paid via PayPal). All
artists whose work appear in the Illustrated Edition will receive 6 free paperback copies of the book that they can give away to friends & family.
If more than 3 of your art works are selected for inclusion, you will automatically win a $20 USD Top Contributor Prize. Artists can win multiple Top Contributor Prizes.
Included artists will also be forever eligible to purchase an unlimited number of copies of the Illustrated Edition at bare-minimum printing + shipping costs that they can sign & resell.How To Enter
1. No Purchase Necessary. Get a FREE digital copy of Forgetting
from Smashwords here
, or purchase a paperback for $7 USD from any of these online booksellers
If you prefer digital (and free) but don't own a tablet or ereader, you can download a free laptop/desktop/smartphone app for most formats (Nook, Kindle, iBooks, etc.) from that retailer's website - just do a quick search and you'll find it.
2. Reply to this Journal with a link to your contest entry. (Make sure you say which poem your art goes with!)
3. There is NO LIMIT to the number of entries you can submit! Multiple artworks by the same artist may be selected for inclusion (see PRIZES above).
That's it! Easy, right?Entry Deadline
To be eligible for inclusion, entries must be received
by December 31st, 2014.
(I know it sounds like plenty of time, but trust me - deadlines have a way of sneaking up close through the tall grass of passing days and pouncing suddenly. Better get on it!)What About Copyrights?
Obviously, any work you submit must be your own, original work that you own full rights to. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified from this contest and immediately reported to dA.
If you would like to suggest another artist's work for inclusion, you can do so in the comments but you should also contact them directly and link them to the contest. I also will inform them of the nomination and invite them to participate.
Included artists will retain all rights to their own artwork
. By entering this contest, you authorize me to use your art in two places only - the Illustrated Edition of Forgetting
in physical book and ebook digital formats, and on YouTube, to accompany audio readings of the poems. You are free to otherwise distribute, publish, re-sell, or use your own art as you see fit. I retain no copyright and claim no intellectual property rights over your art, except to use as noted above.Who's Judging This Thing?
Me + my publishing team (my editor, graphic designer, beta readers, reviewers, etc). But mostly me.Want to Read Some of My Poems While You're Thinking About It?Wootton's Poems on deviantART Wotton's Poems on His Blog
(some overlap, most are different)You've Got Questions!
Of course ya do! Leave 'em in the comments, I'll answer 'em ASAP.GOOD LUCK!This competition may be cancelled if insufficient winning entries are received/selected. If this happens, prizes will not be awarded, permissions to use entrants' art will not be granted to me, and your work will not be published - which would be a total bummer, dude - so Favorite this Journal & Tell Your Friends, Watchers, and favorite Artists to Enter!