In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, or the New Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, SuperMonster市City! invites artists to submit work inspired by the original 1818 text for selection by a jury of esteemed artists and designers. Jurors will select submissions to be featured in a newly designed publication of Shelly's original text. A companion art book will feature a collection of all of the submitted artworks. All submissions will be printed in one of these books.
Books will be soft cover, hard cover and a separate printing of a limited edition of leather bound books on archival paper. Works selected by the jury will accompany the original work by Mary Shelley in both softcover and hardcover editions. All submitted works will be printed in a companion art book edition. Lastly, a separate Kickstarter campaign will fund a printing of the Shelley work with juror selected art on archival paper and leather bound cover.
WHY WE'RE DOING THIS
David Barnhill and Stephen Rueff founded SuperMonster市City! because we're fans of monsters, superheroes, and villains, and we celebrate them in touring exhibitions, books and more. With this project we are joined by a prestigious pool of jurors to pay homage to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and the enduring legacy of her classic novel and the Creature who has provided so much, to so many, for 200 years. We are glad you are joining us.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK
Submission deadline is November 30, 2017 - Midnight US Eastern Time
Artwork is due no later than 12:00 midnight November 30, 2017 US Eastern Time. Each submission requires an entry fee of $30.00 which guarantees publication. Entry fees are non-refundable. Artists may submit multiple pieces, although each will require a separate registration and fee. The submission fee helps cover the costs related to administering, marketing, and promoting this project and supports producing the books.
REVIEW & SELECTION
A five person Jury will review submissions. Artists selected by the Jury will be included in the publication of the new edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and will receive one hardcover copy and a portion of proceeds from the sales of books and any other items where their artwork appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will receive one copy of the book and a portion of non-book related proceeds where their artwork appears, such as posters, prints, etc. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.
Jurors will evaluate submissions on many aspects, including, but not limited to:
- Use of color and light
- Narrative impact
All books will be published via print-on-demand in both hardcover and softcover, with color plates. Artists selected by the Jury for inclusion in the Mary Shelley Frankenstein edition will receive one hardcover copy of the book and a prorated portion of proceeds from the sale of these books. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will only receive one hardcover copy of the book. All artists will retain rights to their artwork, granting provisional rights to SuperMonster市City! for this project.
LEATHER BOUND BOOKS
Artists selected by the Jury for inclusion in the Mary Shelley Frankenstein edition will be included in a separate Kickstarter campaign will launch in November to fund a limited-edition printing of leather bound books with color plates on archival-grade paper.
As part of the Kickstarter campaign, a series of letterpress posters printed on archival-grade paper in portfolios, or as individual posters of selected artwork, will be available as premiums. Artists included in this edition will receive one copy of the leather bound book, one letterpress print of their work, and prorated portion of proceeds where the work appears.
ON DEMAND PRINTS
Artwork included in the books can also be purchased on-demand in a variety of formats, including offset printed poster-sized prints. Artists will receive a prorated portion of proceeds from the sale of items where the work appears.
On the submission entry form you will be asked to provide your legal name, an email address, and a valid mailing address. This information will be used to send you a book and your payments if one of your images is selected. Your legal name and email and mailing address will not be shared and will not be made public.
IMAGE SIZE - IMPORTANT INFO HERE!
All books will be formatted portrait orientation.
Submissions must be uploaded in a 5:4 aspect ratio scalable to 8" x 10" or 20.32 x 25.4 centimeters.
Upload high resolution JPEG images at maximum quality in RGB only - minimum 300dpi
CAPTION & OTHER INFORMATION
When submitting work, the entry form will ask you to enter your artist name; your country; title of the image; year made; a quote, page, or section of the Frankenstein text that inspired you; the media (pen and ink, watercolor, oil paint, et al), or the software used to create the work. We also ask you provide a link to your own website. This information may appear in the book.
All images must be your own work and you must have permission to use the work. As part of the application process you will agree that you hold the copyrights or have permission to use the work.
We will not ask for a copy of any permissions, but we suggest you get permission in writing if the work is not yours.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
November 30th, 2017 at midnight US Eastern Time Zone.
Jurors will begin the selection process immediately after the submission period ends.
WHAT YOU GET
All submitters work will be reviewed by the jurors. An image of your submission will be posted in the project gallery, with your artist name and a link to your website.
Before publication of either edition you will receive an email asking you to confirm your Caption Information (see above) to ensure that it matches the selected image.
To assure layout and production timelines are met, we request your response within 48 hours or we may not include the work.
All artists selected for publication in the Mary Shelley Frankenstein edition will receive (1) copy of the hardcover book and a prorated portion of proceeds from the sale of items where their work appears. Artists featured in the companion art book edition will only receive one hardcover copy of the book.
If the Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal artists selected by the jury for publication in the Mary Shelley Frankenstein edition will receive one copy of the leather-bound book, one letterpress copy of your artwork, and a prorated portion of proceeds from the sale of items where your work appears.
For more information go to SuperMonsterCity.com or email TheFrankensteinProject2018@SuperMonsterCity.com