Call for Submissions

Call For Portfolios: Speculative Masculinities


Galli Books is looking for a cover artist to work with the company in producing covers for the anthologies we publish. We’re particularly looking for an artist who will bring a strong, unified artistic vision to the company, and who will grow with and alongside the press. Initially, we’re looking for an artist for our first volume, Speculative Masculinities, who we hope to then continue to work with as a long term partnership.

Galli Books is particularly focused on publishing authors from marginalised communities or backgrounds, and we are particularly seeking artists from marginalised communities or backgrounds for covers for our books. We are not looking for pulp-style covers, but instead more modern approaches to speculative fiction cover art. The work of Patricio Betteo, Galen Dara, John Harris, Susie Oh, Jeffrey Alan Love, Aatmaja Pandya, Dave McKean, Jenny Grigg, and Daniel Egnéus may be useful reference points.

Galli Books intends to put out one volume in 2018, and two volumes per year thereafter, with original covers for each book. The pay rate will be £500 for each cover. In exchange, we will request perpetual rights to the work as a cover, but rights to use or sell it in any other manner will remain with the artist.

In order to submit yourself for consideration, please email your portfolio, a brief biography, your Twitter handle if you have one, and your three best pieces of art that would be suitable for a book cover to galli-books[at]galli-books[dot]co[dot]uk with the subject line “Artist Portfolio: [Your Name]”. Submissions should be received no later than April 15th, 2018.

Image by Melinda Taber, used under Creative Commons licence.