SUBMISSIONS

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEXT CHROMAKEY

Submissions are now open for Chromakey Issue 5.

We are looking for:

  • Series overview/history (in-depth overview of the TV series)
  • Interviews with in-front or behind-the-camera personnel
  • Opinion Pieces
  • Group episode reviewers
  • Topical Discussions
  • Point-of-View
  • Themed articles (e.g. minorities in television, etc…)
  • Series/season overviews/assessments
  • Other similarly written material

All material should be submitted to us by:  October 24, 2020


GROUP EPISODE REVIEW GUIDELINES

In each issue of Chromakey, we will be choosing one episode from one of our favorite cult TV series and asking a panel of three (or four) people to watch the chosen episode and then write up their thoughts and reviews of said episode.  All that’s involved is for you, our review panelist, to watch the chosen episode, write up your impressions and thoughts on the episode just watched, and submit those ‘reviews’ to us for publication.

Reviews should be approximately 1000-1250 words.

Issue 5 will be looking at the very first episode – The Beginning – of the 1968-69 ITC series The Champions starring Alexandra Bastedo, Stuart Damon (General Hospital), William Gaunt and Anthony Nicholls.

The first episode can be found on Dailymotion at: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6sh682

The series is also currently on BritBox in Canada and the USA.

If you would like to review The Champions: The Beginning please contact us expressing your interest.


GENERAL CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION

Chromakey is the journal dedicated to science-fiction, fantasy, telefantasy, and cult television.  Each issue delves into aspects of specific television series through original interviews, in-depth and informative articles, reviews, analysis, and much more. Chromakey is published twice a year and is an imprint of Pencil Tip Publishing based in Vancouver Canada.

I.  GUIDELINES

What the Editors are looking for…

We are looking for a variety of written material including: articles, reviews, opinion pieces, interviews, analysis, features, etc. that is informative, in-depth, detail orientated and retrospective. While material will be of a more serious-tone, written work would should still be entertaining – material that is just not only of interest to the archive television enthusiast, but also to a general fan of television. (We are not looking for material that is lightweight, frothy, irrelevant, nor overly dry or scholarly.) Contributors should not be afraid to ‘speak their mind’ or offer an unpopular opinion on a subject. However, any material of a critical nature should be supported by sound reasons and strong points supporting the criticism.

Artwork

  • All work should be submitted in either JPG or PNG format
  • Color or black & white
  • 300 dpi resolution
  • Standard page size is 6×9 inches, but we will accept artwork/graphics in any size providing it doesn’t exceed the standard page size.

Written Material

We are looking for contributors who have sound knowledge of science fiction, fantasy, television and cult television.

We are looking for the following types of articles:

  • Series overview/history (in-depth overview of the TV series)
  • Interviews with in-front or behind-the-camera personnel
  • Opinion Pieces
  • Topical Discussions
  • Group episode reviewers
  • Point-of-View
  • Themed articles (e.g. minorities in television, etc…)
  • Series/season overviews/assessments
  • Other similarly written material

Articles should be insightful, informative, grammatically correct and well-written, but should not read like something from a college textbook. Material should still retain that element of ‘fun.’

If you’ve got an idea for article, please drop us a quick note and let us know what your idea is about.

All contributors receive a contributors copy of the issue that their material appears in.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept fiction, or poetry submissions. 

Word Count

Standard word count (approximates) are:

  • 800 words = 1 page
  • 1500 words = 2 pages
  • 2200 words = 3 pages
  • 3000 words = 4 pages
  1. Main Feature articles should be circa 3000-3500 words.
  2. General articles should be circa 2000-3000 words.
  3. Please check with us first before submitting material longer than 3500 words/4 pages.
  4. Material for publication should be submitted as Word (.doc/docx) format documents and sent as attachments in an e-mail.

Chromakey reserves the right to reject material it does not feel would be suitable for our magazine.

All contributors receive a contributors copy of the issue that their material appears in.

Production Staff

We are also looking for people to assist in the production area of the magazine. The areas we need help with are:

  • Graphic Design
  • Editors
  • Sales/Distribution/Promotion
  • Interviewers

II.  ADVERTISING RATES

Full Page (6×9″) $65.00
Half Page (3×4.5″) $32.00
Quarter Page (1.5×2.25″) $20.00

  • Adverts should be submitted in either JPG or PNG format
  • Color or black & white
  • 300 dpi resolution

If you have any question regarding any of the above guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO: penciltippublishing@shaw.ca