Award-winning anthologist (and swell guy) John Joseph Adams has been using his resources and expertise to amplify minority voices. I am SO excited to be involved!!! (For your convenience, that was a truncated punctuational representation of a million exclamation points.) Queers Destroy Horror is the latest in the lineup, and it’s shaping up to be amazing: edited, directed, written, and illustrated by queer people.
I’m the Art Director for QDH, and i could use your help. I have a few artists in mind, but i also want to see artists i’m not usually exposed to–your favorites, not just mine. Here’s your chance to promote queer artists (that includes yourself!). We’ll be commissioning a few interior illustrations as well as a cover. Cool bonus: i also hunt down covers for Nightmare Magazine, so artists whose work doesn’t get chosen for QDH still have another shot at a reputable, paid opportunity.
What am i looking for? Work that could be described as any of the following: creepy, grim, dark, spooky, disturbing, suspenseful, chilling, impossible, mysterious, weird, macabre, terrifying, #cannotunsee, and of course, horrific. My favorite work often implies a story, and i often love images that, when described aloud, cause the listener to demand to see it.
Because of spambots, i’m going to use a temporary address for this solicitation: QDHart@plunderpuss.net. Send me a link to an online portfolio, an art blog, etc. Please do not send attachments or links to galleries which require me to log in to see the content.
If you want to include something about yourself/the artist, that’s fine, but it is entirely unnecessary. Frankly, i am so busy i can’t guarantee i’m going to read it. But i WILL look at the art! If you have any questions, feel free to send them to the same address or comment below.
Thank you. Send me your favs, e’rrybody!