Test Copy is out! Kickstarter?

Hey all!

As some of you might have noticed, we received our test print in the mail today and have been sharing some quick flip throughs and pictures of the upcoming Depression anthology! We’re absolutely stoked, it’s looking amazing!

Currently us editors are working hard to try and launch the Kickstarter for Depression in October, so keep your eyes peeled! We will also be updating our website daily with introductions and interviews on our new and shiny crew for Depression, so do stay tuned! ♥

- Memokkeen

Editing the Depression anthology is under way

Woah, been a hot minute!


Just a quick update that we extended our original deadline by two weeks, and have received over 70 pages of content from 31 artists around the world! Artists from 13 different countries, including newcomers such as Italy, Slovenia and Zimbabwe! We’re very pleased and proud of the assembled talent for Invisible Illness: Depression. ♥

Us editors are working hard to edit the creators’ works into a high quality anthology that paints a picture of how depression looks and feels around the world. We’re currently sending emails back and forth between the creators to make sure we do justice to everyone’s individual work, as well as shuffling content around to try make the anthology as a whole as pleasant a reading experience as possible (especially so when our topic is as heavy as it is). This is a lot of work, but we’re holding to a good schedule and hopefully will have a test print of the book sometime in August!

We thank everyone for both their participation and our supporters for their continued interest!
Next update should be sometime August or September for launching the Kickstarter, so save up some money to buy an amazing book that’s been made for a good cause!


Kind regards,
Memokkeen

2 Weeks Left?!

Holy poop, there’s just two weeks left?!


We’re nearing the submission deadline really fast! As stated previously you have until June 24th 2019 to send in your submissions for the next anthology in the Invisible Illness series: Depression.

Feel like you need a refresher of the submission guidelines? You can find all information you might need right here: here

Have a question that goes beyond the Guidelines? Feel free to email invisibleillnessanthology@gmail.com

Remember:

  • There is no particular style, quality or experience required to be chosen. Anyone can apply!

  • We accept “anything printable” - art and writing!

  • Payment will be in form of a free copy of the book, with reprinting rights, plus anything we possibly receive by over-funding via Kickstarter.

Can’t wait to see your submissions,
Memo and Sofie

Applications for II: Depression are now open!

Hello there!


So after many weeks of work and thinking things over, we’ve laid down the ground work for Invisible Illness: Depression.

We’ve created a Google Document with all the information you need to participate as an artist or writer for Invisible Illness: Depression. Please click here to read all the terms and conditions involved.

To quickly summarise:

  • There is no particular style, quality or experience required to be chosen. Anyone can apply!

  • We accept “anything printable” - art and writing!

  • We’ll be accepting submissions from today (May 5th 2019) until June 24th 2019. Under certain conditions, submitting old work (not specifically created for this anthology) is acceptable.

  • Payment will be in form of a free copy of the book, with reprinting rights, plus anything we possibly receive by over-funding via Kickstarter.

Please read through the Google Document carefully before sending in your submissions, or emailing us for further questions. You’re also more than welcome to join our Discord server, open to the public for the first time.



Looking forward to seeing your work,
Memo and Sofie

2nd anthology topic has been chosen!

Hello everyone!

Thank you to all for voting on the topic for volume 2 of Invisible Illness. We allowed everyone to vote based on topics suggested by our backers for two weeks, and we got over 100 votes!

The winning topic with over 40% of all votes was Depression.

So our next anthology will be called Invisible Illness: Depression!

Artist and writer applications are estimated to open late April or early May, and we will be also posting our guidelines for applying then. So keep an eye out!

Remember, the Invisible Illness brand is not about any specific style or skill level. More important than style or skill is conveyance of your message! We are also more interested in having colourful and varied representation behind each piece - to work with us, it is to your benefit to be from a minority group or an obscurer-than-the-US -country. But more on this and other details next month!

Thank you for the continued interest in our project!

Kind regards,
Memokkeen

New year, new anthology!

Happy 2019!

It’s a new year, and time to start planning a second anthology in the Invisible Illness series. Since the first book on anxiety was a success thanks to our backers, we’ve thought long and hard on how to approach the second anthology.

We’ve decided it’s up to you.

Yes, you! Our potential backer and supporter, who better to decide what should we tackle next in the vast and misunderstood world of invisible illnesses? Would you like to have an anthology on depression? OCD? Eating disorders?
For February, we’ll be taking in opinions and commentary from everyone on what you would like to see the next anthology tackle, and in March we’ll run a poll to see which is most popular to decide to theme for the next volume!

And as always, you can always ask us anything if you have any questions or concerns.

Artist & writer sign up will begin later in the spring once we’ve settled on a topic.

We’re eagerly waiting for your thoughts,
Memo & Sofie

All physical rewards have been shipped!

Today I dropped off all European packages, hopefully they'll make to everyone before the week is out even!
This means that since last week I dropped off all non-EU parcels that everyone's physical rewards have been sent! ~confetti! ~

We would love to get comments and photos if and when you receive your rewards, you can holler at us right here, or on our Twitter or Tumblr page! ♥

For European backers, if you have not received your package by Halloween (end of October), 

And for outside EU-backers, if you have not received your pledge by December, please email us at invisibleillnessanthology@gmail.com and we'll see what we can work out for you!

Also in case of damaged in transport rewards, if that happens, let us know so we can ship them better next time. The more you give us feedback, the better we can be!


As for digital rewards. We're so sorry they're taking such a long time to send out, but we can make a definite promise of before Halloween. Hopefully much sooner. Next time around, we'll have it all set up and it'll be the first thing anyone receives!

That's it for now! 
We hope to hear from you!

- Memokkeen

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