SUBMISSIONS

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 around 1000 words.

For Issue 2 we will be reviewing:

The Prisoner – The Girl Who Was Death (Episode 15)

Completed reviews should be submitted to us by:  December 15, 2018


CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEXT CHROMAKEY

Submissions are now open for Chromakey Issue 2.  In addition to articles on science-fiction, fantasy and cult television, we are looking for the following material:

  • Artwork – send us your artwork
  • Audio Release Reviews – reviews of audio plays, Big Finish releases, etc
  • Book Reviews – reviews of any cult TV related book releases
  • DVD Reviews – reviews of television DVD releases
  • Merchandise Reviews – television related audio, DVD, and book releases
  • Readers Letters – send us an email

Above material must be submitted to us by:  December 15, 2018


GENERAL CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES AND INFORMATION
AUGUST 2018

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

Chromakey will be in the tradition of past classic TV-related publications as: Timescreen, The Frame, DWB and Action TV. While these magazines will be our template, Chromakey will be an updated, modern, twenty-first century version.

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
  • Point-of-View
  • Themed articles (e.g. minorities in television, etc…)
  • Series/season overviews/assessments
  • Reviews of television-related DVDs, video, books and audio releases
  • Other similarly written material
  • Reader’s Letters (letters from readers)

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.

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. Reviews should be circa 800-1000 words. NB: There are exceptions to this limit depending on the subject of the review. Please check in advance before tackling what might prove to be an overly lengthy review.
  4. Please check with us first before submitting material longer than 3500 words/4 pages.
  5. 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.

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