Beyond Sunset Announces Open Submissions for 2022
WHO are you in between one work week and another? WHERE do you want to be by the time the sun goes down on Friday? WHAT exactly are you working for? Beyond Sunset is looking for creators for its next issue, “Weekend,” the follow-up from the all-new digital-first quarterly graphic journal about Life in Los Angeles, “Fresh Starts” to be published in 2022!
Nobody does the weekend better than Southern Californians, whether their ambition is to travel out of the city or to explore a new neighborhood. Weekends in SoCal feel like a celebration of our free time and the freedom offered by perfect weather. But we all have a different idea for how to enjoy that freedom. What’s yours? We’re looking for both the real and the surreal: We want stories with a unique perspective that are rooted in Southern California’s locales and cultures.
The team is in search of a wide variety of creators who reflect SoCal’s diverse communities. We want new and established talent, and most importantly we want people with a passion for where they live—and yes, all of SoCal is the domain. Anywhere from Ventura to San Diego, Long Beach to Joshua Tree. The beach, the desert, the mountains, the suburbs. Everywhere is fair game.
The publication is only accepting pitch submissions, not finished work. Accepted pitches will be commissioned. Contributing creative teams will be paid a page rate for their work.
- Inspired by and ideally also set in Southern California, between 6 – 8 pages is the ideal length
- A mix of the real and the surreal: genres of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, noir, romance, or autobiographical
- By both established and emerging talent
- Created by those who represent the breadth of cultures from SoCal and those with ties to Los Angeles or the greater Southern California region