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Frequently Asked Questions
Please be sure to read these before submitting. Please follow steps on sending us Press Releases; including special event announcements, like charity drives and contests, book releases, etc.

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Podcast Appearances
Original Article Submissioms
Cover Art and Becky Beacon
Original Music Submissions
Webfiction Submissions for Readings
Submissions for Reviews
Product Reviews / Giveaways / Prizes
Donate / Paypal
Press Releases / Product Announcements


Podcast Appearances

We do not typically just let anyone on a podcast to talk about whatever, but we are not against it. One should, however, make a good case for yourself to either be interviewed or to talk about a particular subject or recent news article. That means your emails (to the appropriate show’s email) should be more than just a couple of sentences. Really present yourself and your case as to why you would be a good person to have on the show, as well as be enlightening, interesting, and/or entertaining. Tell us a bit about the subject you’d like to talk about, or why you want to discuss a particular news event (that relates to a particular show’s theme).


Original Article Submissions

Submissions are currently: OPEN

The Webcast Beacon Network is open to original article submissions for tutorials, guides, event/convention reports, interviews, and editorials… perhaps other things as well.

You can submit articles here.

The WCBN does not make any claim of ownership of user submitted material.

We may also allow MP3 recordings of submitted articles. Verbal versions of articles will not be required, but can help give some extra pizzazz in some cases. In addition to actual articles, and possibly audio contributions, we will also look into original video submissions.

Not all submissions will get approved, as per our discretion. Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information. If you have questions, email webcastbeacon@gmail.com.


“Cover Art” featuring Becky BeaconArtwork by Diana Nock. Becky Beacon is a copyright and trademark of The Webcast Beacon Network & Fesworks, LLC

Ah, yes, Becky Beacon has been The Webcomic Beacon’s “cover girl” for over 5 years! She’s graced many episode covers of The Webcomic Beacon’s main programming, many of which have been drawn by over 100 guests and listeners!

Becky is our cover girl, of sorts. Normally she’s an average build, average height woman, with a bit of pudge. She has long brown hair and blue eyes. She’s also a non-verbal mute (but not deaf); she smiles a lot, but is socially shy. A nice seemingly average girl that can do anything, really!

Anyone can draw Becky for us. So far, we’ve used every single contribution for an episode cover. Well, some are in a waiting line until we get a show. Sometime we hold them because they may go well with a particular topic, or a guest may have made an art for a specific show.

Generally, there are very few rules for drawing her. If you go into more of a “adult” theme, please ask first. Becky is talented, but is socially shy. She is a non-verbal mute, so no word balloons (it’s ironic she works in “radio”). Text is not recommended. If you use background or include your own characters WITH Becky, keep it simple. remember we need to add our own text and information for the covers.

We may slightly edit the art to work better with the covers, but are left unaltered on the art Page for all to see the original. Artists are credited on the show post, the cover itself, and the art page posts. Draw big, with margins, so we can crop and resize as needed. Cover dimensions are a 16:9 ratio, with me usually sticking Becky on the left of the cover. I’d prefer a transparent background with just Becky.

► Email emailing the Webcomic Beacon at WebcomicBeacon-at-gmail-dot-com, with “Becky Art” in the subject.

 


Artwork by Diana Nock. Becky Beacon is a copyright and trademark of The Webcast Beacon Network & Fesworks, LLC

Original Music Submissions

Submissions are currently: CLOSED

Not accepting submissions at this time. Anyone have an idea for a music-based podcast or article series?

We already pick selection of music from Music Alley, The FuMP, and Lapfox Trax, which have podsafe music, which is license/royalty-free music for use on podcast (that aren’t selling the music).

Submitting doesn’t guarantee use. The individual shows will decide what gets played, and what doesn’t. Either for content or time.

► Email the Webcast Beacon Network at WebcastBeacon-at-gmail-dot-com, with “Music Submission: [brief and specific info here]” in the subject.


Webfiction Submissions for Readings

Submissions are currently: OPEN

Right now, for Webfiction World, we select readings that are public domain, creative commons (allowance to use), or works with permission specifically given to us to use.

If you have your own writings that you’d like to offer up for readings, you may submit the first chapter or two of an on-going, or completed, story; as well as one-off stand-alone works. We are looking at things that would take 15-25 minutes to read, which is about 3000-5000 words. (minimum of 2500 words, unless we pair short stories together in a single episode). The idea is to allow Webfiction World to produce new listening material, while also promoting the works used for new reading material.

For now, the chapters or short stories we read on the show should be available to read for free online somewhere.

If you would rather submit your own reading of your own material; audio quality permitting, we can work with that too.

Not all submissions may get used, per our discretion.

This will be a License to Use for us, for using your material on our show. Writers maintain all of the rights to their work. If you would later need to have us remove our reading (like per agreement with a publisher), we shall comply. We also do not sell ads on the webfiction reading episodes. We add some site info, a musical intro/outro, read the fiction, and tell people where they can read more.

Additionally, if you are interested in being a fiction READER for the show, email us for details. We’ll basically need an example audio performance or reading from you (maybe 1-3 minutes), in order to gauge your ability to read a writing; as well as gauge the quality of the audio of your current equipment and abilities.

If you need access to a file sharing option, please use this link to sign up for a free DropBox account.

► Email Webfiction World at WebfictionWorld-at-gmail-dot-com, with “Reading Submission: [Title of Piece]” in the subject (or specific question(s)).


Submissions for Reviews

Submissions for WEBCOMICS are currently: OPEN until Jan 7th
Submissions for webfiction are currently: closed

Printed materials, PDFs, or other forms not accepted at this time. All submissions must be free to read, webcomics.

If you want your webcomic reviewed, you will have to understand that your comic will be reviewed. That negative (and hopefully positive) means things will be said about your webcomic AND your webcomic WEBSITE. Yes, both the comic and website will be under review. I am expecting us to be critical, but I’m hoping that it will be a HELPFUL critical (in most cases).

So if you don’t want to hear negative things, then don’t submit. Understand that we may feel you are way too amatuerish or may just hate your comic. But I promise that we will try hard not to be assholes about it! Your ENTIRE webcomic may not be read if it is really long, but we will mostly look at the most recent work, and the earliest work, at the very least. We will also specify if we don’t read the whole thing, and what we read.

► You may also alert us and/or ask questions by emailing the Webcomic Beacon at WebcomicBeacon-at-gmail-dot-com, with “Review Request (Jan2013): [comic title]” in the subject. We reserve the right to not review submitted materials, based on content or legal concerns.


Product Reviews / Giveaways / Prizes

If you would like to submit products (hardware, software, books, music, etc) for use to use or for evaluation on a program, and/or to be used as a giveaway or prize, you can sent them to:

Fesworks, LLC
P.O. Box 22181
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Additionally, email the appropriate program email, as listed on out contact page, with “Product Submission: [brief and specific info here]” in the subject; for further questions. Plus, please follow steps on sending us Press Releases.


Donate / Paypal

Support the WCBN with $2/mo!


Support the WCBN with just a one-time donation!

Other Paypal contributions can be sent to fesworksLLC@gmail.com.


Further questions can be directed here.

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Network News

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The Webcomic Beacon’s Final Comic Book Give-Away!

UPDATED (see bottom)

This is it! The FINAL Webcomic Beacon comic book giveaway! It is not the same as the one’s we’ve done in the past. Mode of entry will be strictly re-postings via Social Media based. Retweets on Twitter, Reblogs on Tumblr, Reposts on Facebook and Google+. Likes and favorites won’t count.

What can you win?

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  • Poorcraft by Iron Spike and Diana Nock
  • side a: The Music Lovers’ Graphic Novel (multiple creators)
  • side b: The Music Lovers’ Comic Anthology (multiple creators)
  • We Can Fix It! by Jess Fink
  • Funday Comics: The Neighbors Have Two Flamingos by Brad Diller
  • I’m Famous! by Michael Balisteri & Alex Siquig
  • Black Snow by by Michael Balisteri & Alex Siquig
  • Catching Lucifer’s Lunch by The Brothers May (signed)
  • Twisted Peel vol. 1 by Peter Roy
  • Family Bones Vol 1 & 2 by Shawn Granger
  • Ardra #1 by Jason Dunstan, Fes Works, and John Peters
  • Jenny Everywhere: When Casting Calls by Jason Frank & Scott Wegener
  • Custard on Chinchilla Island by Julie Sydor
  • Song from the Raven Planet by Julie Sydor
  • A Parent’s Guide: Clown Safety by Julie Sydor
  • If you Make a Crow a Nest by Julie Sydor

There will be three winners. The grand winner will get EVERYTHING shown here. The next two winners will receive at least a copy of Poorcraft,  Ardra #1, Jenny Everywhere: When Casting Calls, and the Julie Sydor comics (4)! To get in the Random drawing, just follow the social media below. Winner will be picked on April 1st, 2014!

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UPDATE April 2, 2014

First prize winner picked: @SamhainNight which gets the whole lot, listed above!

Second prize winner is: @Mink_LaLa which gets Poorcraft, Ardra, Jenny, Julie Sydor’s comics, Catching Lucifer’s Lunch, and Family Bones!

Third prize winner is: @BlackSnowComic which gets Poorcraft, Ardra, Jenny, and Julie Sydor’s comics!

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