Archive for May, 2017

LGBT Fundraising Page

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I have a serious proposition for you:

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Concept Art Contest

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Insurrection ebook cover 11 mediumI write space opera and space fantasy, with LGBT characters (mostly G and B, if I was being honest).  I would like to make an offer to those of you who are Artists and Graphic designers, whether or not you’ve read my books:  I desire to commission some cool concept art for my Interscission Project series, similar in theme to that created by Jayant Mall at JLabs for my Pact Arcanum series (More examples: https://www.zazzle.com/pactarcanum/poster?cg=196626862215700533.  I have created a list of important story moments from the first three books, and I will attach the relevant text to act as an image prompt.

I would like to commission you as Artists to consider creating fantastic images that embody these moments and bring them to life. Preliminary work can be forwarded to me at pact.arcanum@gmail.com, or posted as comments to the story prompts, and I will make suggestions to bring it closer into my vision of the story. If revisions are satisfactory to both parties and you wish to sell the image, I will buy the image from you with credit given to you as the artist, and your copyright transferred to me by written agreement.

All images purchased by me through this contest will then be posted online and polled for a week to see which one is the ‘bestest’. The artist with the best final image will be invited to help design an original major character, whether based on themself or not, in the final book of the series, Ascension.

I was hoping artists would enjoy having a personal involvement in the book by becoming the basis for a major character in either physical appearance or personality traits. I’ve commissioned artwork before, and it ends up being a purely monetary transaction. I guess I thought this would increase engagement.

What do you think?  Are you interested?

The first image prompts are listed on goodreads, here:  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/339185

 

Good luck!

Arshad Ahsanuddin

Chechen Rainbow Auction

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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Help support efforts to evacuate LGBT Chechens, who otherwise face incarceration, torture, and possible execution in their home country:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/

Online Auction May 5-13:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/online-auction/