HOW LONG SHOULD A STORY BE?
WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS?
WHAT DO I GET IF MY STORY
WHAT IF MY STORY IS REJECTED?
CAN I CHOOSE WHICH ARTIST ILLUSTRATES
spell-check your work. Submissions received that have not been spell-checked
will be refused.
Don't use excessive baby-talk in your work. It's hard to
read and annoying to have to decipher. Some baby-talk for character
or mood purposes is acceptable, but not entire pages of dialogue.
Stories with excessive baby-talk will be rejected.
Don't submit work to Karis' Playground that has already
been submitted or published elsewhere. If your story is selected
to be published, it is exclusive to the Playground and nowhere else.
Don't take rejection personally; if your
story is rejected, keep trying to submit others. You may ask for
feedback if you want it.
Don't submit stories with copyrighted characters in them,
unless it's just for fun and you intend them to be free. Karis'
Playground cannot sell stories containing someone else's copyrighted
LONG SHOULD A STORY BE?
submissions to Karis' Playground will be considered on the basis
of quality, not quantity. Generally, 2000 words is a good guideline
for a decent minimum length-- but only a guideline.
your story is accepted by Karis' Playground, you are giving Karis
exclusive publication rights. This does not mean
you cannot do other work with the characters in the story; you maintain
full copyright over those characters. But you give the right to
publish that particular story to Karis. For the purposes of simplicity,
all stories accepted by Karis for publication become the property
of Karis' Playground.
DO I GET IF MY STORY IS PUBLISHED?
pays for stories in trade for Playground merchandise. Depending
on the length of your story, you will be able to select from any
print, story or comic on the Playground. Nursery Project submissions
receive a copy of the Nursery Project in which the story is published.
IF MY STORY IS REJECTED?
will be notified in writing if your story submission has been accepted
or rejected by Karis. If rejected, the story you submitted remains
yours and you can publish it anywhere else that you want.
I CHOOSE WHICH ARTIST WILL ILLUSTRATE MY STORY?
The decisions regarding the artwork in submitted stories is entirely
up to Karis. It's the same as an author getting a book published:
they very, very rarely get to choose who will do their book cover
or interior art.
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