Unsolved Mysteries Anthology: EXTENDED DEADLINE!

As many of you know, I will be editing Hic & Hoc Publications‘ first anthology, a collection of nonfiction Unsolved Mysteries. Some of you maybe have already heard that we are extending our submissions deadline to September 15th. Because I’ll be moving in August, working on the anthology then just doesn’t make sense anymore. Also, this will give our contributors the opportunity to spend a little extra time on their work, as well as giving new people enough time to start on something. That could be you! We want to include as many people as possible with a diverse range of visual and narrative styles, so please send us your ideas and submissions!

We’ve gotten a lot of great submissions already, and we’re excited to see more! I’m going to be putting up preview pages from a few submissions on my website to promote the book starting this week. Here is the current list of stories people have either submitted or told me that they are already working on:

The Axe Man of New Orleans
The Dyatlov Pass Incident
The Marfa Mystery Lights
Deuteronomy 21: Atonement for an Unsolved Murder
The Lead Masks Case
The Barton Murder of Hamilton, Ontario
Spontaneous Human Combustion
The death of Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers
The possible murder of Dmitri Ivanovich
Washington Irving and the real Sleepy Hollow
The disappearance of Barbara Newhall Follett
The Nain Rouge
Bella in the Wych Elm
The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
The Oak Island Treasure Pit
The death of William Desmond Taylor
The disappearance of Gordon Page Jr.
The Leatherman
The Mary Celeste
Gil Perez’s journey from Manila to Mexico City
The murder of the Grimes sisters
John Edward Mack’s alien abduction research
The Hinterkaifeck murders
The Kentucky Meat Shower
Jerome of Nova Scotia
The Taos Hum
The Salish Sea human foot discoveries
Polybius
The Lindbergh Baby
The Devil’s Footprints
The Voynich Manuscript

If you have an idea for a story, or are already working on a story, please email me and let me know what you’re working on so I can add it to the list. This will prevent multiple people from working on the same story. We have received a few submissions so far that are not nonfiction, so please remember that we are looking for stories based in fact for this anthology. If you know anyone who might be interested in submitting, please let them know about us! Technical details for submission below:

Call for Submissions
for a nonfiction comics anthology of
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
We are seeking talented cartoonists to contribute short nonfiction stories for a collection of comics concerning strange disappearances, cold case murders, unexplained phenomena and general unsolved mysteries. The book will be edited by Emi Gennis, and published by Hic & Hoc Publications in early 2013.
If you would like to participate, please consider these guidelines:
* Printing will be done at 6″x9″ (please add 1/8″ for bleeds)
* Black and White
* Please send 300dpi JPEGs
* Stories between 2-10 pages
* Must be nonfiction (and mysterious!)
Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2012

Submitting a story does not guarantee publication. If selected, we may use your images or name to promote the book. You retain all other rights to your work. Unfortunately we are unable to compensate artists financially, however contributors will receive a few free copies of the book upon publication. Please send all submissions to emigennis(at)gmail(dot)com along with your name, the title and subject matter of your comic and your website (if you have one). Feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested!