Green Card Voices, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, has put out the call for artist submissions for a forthcoming graphic novel anthology spotlighting the stories of immigrants in the United States. The anthology, Immigrant Voices, will feature 12 stories written by immigrants and refugees. The book is planned for a fall 2020 release.
Here’s how Green Card Voices describes Immigrant Voices:
Immigrant Voices: A Graphic Novel Anthology* will document and amplify the first person stories of 12 immigrants and refugees. These individuals live across the United States, in cities including Fargo, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, and are students, doctors, engineers, and artists. This project will detail their lives in their home countries and their reasons for leaving, document their journey to the US, and highlight their goals for the future.
Artists who submit and are selected for Immigrant Voices will work directly with the writers to tell their stories. They will be paid $100 per page for their work, with the length of the stories to be determined.
Founded in 2013, Green Card Voices is an organization dedicated to documenting and amplifying the stories of immigrants to the United States. GCV has produced videos and books featuring those stories, and Immigrant Voices will be their first graphic novel anthology. They also offer teaching materials for classroom use in telling immigrants’ stories.
Green Card Voices is accepting submissions for Immigrant Voices through next Monday, July 15.