Beyond Sunset Accepting Pitch Submissions For 2022

by Brendan M. Allen

Southern California comic creators, 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 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? Beyond  Sunset is looking for both the real and the surreal. They 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. Both new and established talent, and most importantly people with a passion for where they live. 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.

Beyond Sunset 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.

Requirements for submission:

-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 

-Created by those who represent the breadth of cultures from SoCal and those with ties to Los Angeles or the greater Southern California region

Submissions can be submitted right here.

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