WHAT THINGS DO YOU PRINT?
BANG is an Entertainment Paper. We will print the most
entertaining material we receive. Beyond that, and a
general rule of family-friendliness, anything should go.
HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY?
We offer $25 for
every page you contribute to BANG. We also put the bios of
everybody we print at the end of their story, along with
as much contact info as they allow. Then BANG is spread
all over Portland, to thousands of eyeballs. Right now
we're more in the business of offering exposure than
WILL YOU OWN MY MATERIAL/CHARACTERS?
No way! Like we said, BANG is about talent, and hopefully
people looking for talent will read BANG too. BANG is
here to help you get noticed. When we pay you, we are
paying for the permission to print your work in BANG, not
the copyright to the work itself. After your piece runs
in BANG and the issue is out of circulation you are free
to use it elsewhere.
IS IT OKAY IF MY MATERIAL IS ALREADY ON THE WEB?
If you own it, then chances are, it is. We live in the
21st century just like you. We have no problems with
printing something that already exists on the Web and you
don't have to take it down, either. The only reason
it wouldn't be okay would be if you are creating web
content UNDER CONTRACT for someone else. If we print your
work and THEN we find out we accidentally broke the law,
we'll be in trouble and YOU will be in EVEN BIGGER
Also: we've heard of instances where people sent their
work to everybody in town, and more than one person
bought the submission and printed it, and the artist
didn't tell either of them, thinking it was all right.
Legally, that is very not all right, and has the
potential to get you blacklisted from the industry.
ARE YOU HIRING?
We are currently in need of a sales representative. How are you with sales? Contact us if you feel you can handle it. Note that this would be a commission-type job.
WHERE DO I SEND MY SUBMISSION?
Here. We only take submissions in digital form. We don't
have the time to spend scanning your art in for you, or
typing everything you wrote on paper.
INSTEAD OF A SUBMISSION, CAN I SEND A PITCH? LIKE, A
BRIEF PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING MY IDEA?
We're not fans of the pitch system. A good pitch tells us
nothing about your writing skill or the quality of
what'll be produced. Hollywood works on the pitch system
and that's why so many movies blow. No pitches will be
accepted -- only finished work.
HOW SOON WILL I KNOW IF YOU LIKED WHAT I SENT?
The wait time varies, but keep in mind you're being
compared with a lot of other submissions, and we can't
make a fair judgment until we see them all.
I'M NOT SURE IF MY SUBMISSION GOT TO YOU OR NOT!
If, for whatever reason, you're concerned that your
E-mail somehow never got sent across the Web (like, say,
the connection timed out midway or something), the best
thing to do is send it again. No, we won't find this
annoying....at least, not NEARLY as annoying as the
alternative, which is to get endless "Did you get
it? Did you get it yet?" E-mails.
Use caution, though. Sending it 25 times in a row and spamming up our inbox will rouse
our ire and get all of them deleted.
If you tried sending it multiple times and you're still
having problems, contact us through the main E-mail
address: webmaster (at) bangpdx dot com. This is also the
address to use if you have a question that wasn't covered here.