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Call for Submissions: Stacked Deck Press seeks contributors to The Polyamory Coloring and Activity Book

Stacked Deck Press is seeking illustrators and activity designers for a new project, The Polyamory Coloring and Activity Book. We are accepting proposals for coloring book illustrations and pen and paper activities relating to polyamory. Illustrations and activities should take as their subjects aspects of polyamorous culture, figures, cultures or moments in polyamorous history, humorous observations about poly life, or any number of related topics. Activities can take the form of classic pen and paper amusements such as crossword puzzles, word searches, and spot the difference exercises in addition to anything you may devise on your own. We have enlisted the assistance of an affirmative marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with polyamorous clients to assist us in devising our activities and ensuring that they reflect best practices. However we are still committed to making this book as much fun for the reader and user as possible.
Illustrations and activities will be compensated at the rate $50 per item. Contributors are free to propose more than one item to this project. However, they will be compensated only for those illustrations or activities which make it into the final book. Each contributor will also receive two comp copies of the Polyamory Coloring and Activity Book and will be able to purchase further copies at a wholesale rate. Contributors will retain the full rights to their illustrations or activities.
Topics for illustration and activities include, but are certainly not limited to:
  • Attachment Styles
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • The Cadmus-French-French Triad
  • Communication Among Partners
  • Drawing and Understanding Polycules
  • Handling Jealousy
  • Intersectionality and Polyamory
  • The Kerista Community
  • Love Languages
  • Partners and Time Management
  • Non-monogamy in Ancient Greece
  • Non-monogamy in African Cultures
  • Non-monogamy in Huron Culture
  • Non-monogamy in Lakota Sioux Culture
  • Non-monogamy in Pawnee Culture
  • The Oneida Community
  • Partners and Time Management
  • Professor William Moulton Marston, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and Olive Byrne
  • Relationship Agreements
  • The Self as Partner
  • Simone de Beauvoir and Husband
  • Terminology of Polyamory
  • To Be or Not to Be Polyamorous
  • Types of Polyamory
It is our goal to publish The Polyamory Coloring and Activity Book in Spring 2021. Deadline for submission proposals is January 15th, 2021. Those whose proposals have been selected for the final book will be notified by February 14th, 2021. Please send your submission proposals to tara@stackeddeckpress.com.
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Stacked Deck Press Seeks Book Designer for 1,001 Black Men

Stacked Deck Press is seeking a book designer for a hardcover art book project based on Professor Ajuan Mance’s illustration series 1,001 Black Men. This book will also include essays and poetry on the topic of Black masculinity from prominent academics and authors. The illustrations are in color, and showcasing them while fluidly integrating them with the written content is the goal.

Compensation will include a payment upon completion of the project and percentage of book royalties. The designer, if willing and available, may be invited for promotional appearances at comic conventions and book shows across the United States.

It is the strong editorial preference of Stacked Deck Press to find a Black, male-identified book designer for this project, and we will prioritize consideration of applications from Black men for this position. However, we will also consider the work of book designers of other ethnic backgrounds and gender identities for this project, if for any reason their work best meets our editorial criteria.

It is the goal of Stacked Deck Press to have this book ready for print no later than Spring of 2021 and available for purchase no later than Summer of 2021.

If you are interested please send your resume and a links to sample artwork to Tara Avery at tara@stackeddeckpress.com.