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ALOHA!If you have additional questions please feel free to E-mail us at the link below!

submissions@limemediahawaii.com

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE OF FOUR PAGE SEGMENT PLANNING AND THE KIND OF BASE PENCILS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR! With mahalos to Kokoro Grafix!

What is the Hawaii Star Manga Project?

We're a B&W newsprint comic book that will come out biweekly. We're soliciting Proposal Packages from interested Creators that want their work in our publication.

How & what do I submit?

You'll be submitting a PROPOSAL for a story (or story arc). Your proposal gives us an overview of your complete story and main characters, plus SAMPLES of artwork (8 pages of story in base pencils stage (for a sample of what we're looking for see visit Kokoro Grafix's site at http://groups.msn.com/KokoroOnLine/gallerythreecodeiii.msnw ) the the SAME 8 pages in their finished, camera ready form) so we can see what your art is like. See the Submissions Guideline for more info. Submissions are mailed to Lime Media Hawaii, Submissions HSMP 3045 Ala Napuaa Pl #1705 Hon HI 96818. We do NOT accept emailed submissions proposals.

Is there a deadline?

To help the submissions process, we request submissions for Spring 2009 reach us by Oct 31st 2008.

What happens then?

We review the materials and select Creators for contact within 30 days after the deadline.


And if I'm chosen, then what?

If we contact you and negotiate a contract, you're in and committed to your deadlines. We will then assign you your production schedule.

Each Creator whose work is accepted for publication must abide by CONTENT RESTRICTIONS we set. (Submissions packs are wide open, tho. We have to watch what we publish for public consumption since about 50% of potential readers aren't adults.) Each Creator gets a Schedule and a DEADLINE! Each Creator rotates in the book, and everyone shares cover time.

The LENGTH of each Creators episode or Segment, is determined by the SCHEDULE which is set in advance. Each issue is carefully planned to allow Creators to share space.

Depending on the Schedule each creator is given 4-8 pages for a Standard Segment and 8-12 pages for a Cover Segment. A MINIMUM OF 8 EPISODES IS DUE BEFORE YOUR FIRST EPISODE RUNS. Shorter works are accepted too, But we'll need the COMPLETE RUN, UPFRONT.

But..WHY?

Late & irregular product DOOMS most independent comics. We need to work far in advance, as this allows us enough time in case revisions to story and/or art are needed, or fix to problems (i.e. art too dark or too light, for example). We must obtain approval to run our product (we're hoping to include it in a newspaper for wide distribution) and the quicker we can find and fix problems (if any) the better. Newspaper deadlines are very tight, and we have NO MARGIN FOR ERROR, thus the emphasis on punctuality.

What is the Submissions Form?

It is a document to protect us from claims of plagarism. We hold EVERY Submission with ABSOLUTE confidentiality, and will NEVER discuss them with others outside of the company. If you have more than just yourself working on your proposal, like a friend who was your inker or penciller say, THEY ALSO MUST FILL OUT A FORM & SIGN IT.

What if I want to post my Proposal pages in the upcoming Art Gallery?

Then we'll have you sign a release authorizing us to do that. CREATORS RETAIN THEIR COPYRIGHTS, Period. We use CREATOR OWNED works, We are NOT doing "WORK FOR HIRE"!! You (and you team if any) OWN your own stuff. We just publish it.


 MAHALO NUI LOA!!!

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