Through the generosity of Northwest Press, Tim Fish and a host of LGBT creators, $5 from every copy purchased of the newly digitalized Young Bottoms in Love, now available on iTunes, will benefit Prism Comics’ Queer Press Grant (QPG). Young Bottoms in Love, edited by Tim Fish and crew on PopImage.com, is a massive, 270 page anthology which boasts works by Tim Fish and over 40 more creators, including Howard Cruse, Paige Braddock, Brett Hopkins, Michael DiMotta and Tim Piotrowski.
The Queer Press Grant was established by Prism to assist in the publication and promotion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) comics. Since its inception, the QPG has been awarded to Robert Kirby (2011, for Three), Tana Ford (2010, for Duck), Jon Macy (2010, for Fearful Hunter). Ed Luce (2009, for Wuvable Oaf), Eric Orner (2009 for Storybox), Pam Harrison (2008, for House of the Muses), Justin Hall (2007, for Glamazonia), Tommy Roddy (2007, for Pride High), Megan Gedris (2006, for YU+ME), and Steve MacIsaac (2005, for Shiftlifter). The submission deadline for this year’s QPG is October 1st, 2012, with the recipient announced during San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) taking place from October 13-14th. Applicants can submit online now at prismcomics.org/grant.