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Clarion 2004

Regina Brewster

James R.Cain

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Important message:  We're currently full up on artists at this point of time.  If you'd like me to review your work, by all means send it through but bare in mind Dark Animus has a pretty full stable so I may say no.

If you are interested in doing some art for Dark Animus, I would like to hear from you.  Please send a query email with an attached sample of your work, or even better ,a URL to a web site where your work is displayed.  I will look at your style and see if I can use you in the magazine.

The magazine has a colour cover and an internal b/w illustration for each of the included stories and poems.  The cover will relate to a story as well, but will generally be done by a different artist than the one who did the internal illustration within the magazine itself.  I think different artistic interpretations are important on the story which is basically being used to promote the magazine.

Dark Animus is a showcase of emerging illustrators and artists and the magazine provides an opportunity for new talent to have their work displayed.  Along those lines it is good if you have a web site yourself so I can link to you and display the URL of your site within the magazine along with your bio.  

Electronic submissions can be emailed as a MS Word, or rtf file to  jrcain at darkanimus . com

Please DO NOT send me artwork in the post unless requested.  

Illustrators need only supply a single representative sample of their work or a URL of your site, so I can get an idea of their style. Artwork required by the magazine will be related to included stories. 

At this stage internal illustrators receive one contributor copy of the issue in which their work appears.  Cover illustrators receive two contributor copies.  

Copyright remains with the artist of each work – Dark Animus generally seeks First Print Rights, one use only and the right to use the work to promote the issue of the magazine in which your work appears or to promote Dark Animus in general.  

Any enquires at all, please contact me.


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