If the combined comic book universes had their equivalent of The Onion, this would be it. The BDP can be a bit hit and miss in its humor, but when it's on, it's on. The perfect tonic for those who take their funnybooks too seriously.
BPD WORLD HQ - Continuing our commitment to bringing you ‘the new hotness,’ we're happy to present the Second BPD Guest Shot Contest. Starting today and ending Monday, December 10th, we're opening the mailbag to submissions. Send us your best Bugle’s Planet style post. We'll choose the top two and post them on the site on Monday, December 17th.
This time around, we're not only presenting the #1 entry with an Atomic Bugle Tee (nice!) but we're also looking for writers (and ideas) for new columns! If you submit a column idea that we love, you'll get a two-column tryout...and a great place to get your comics' rant on. But, don't worry if your idea is for a single article, it's all fair game.
We may also post a list of "honorable mentions" and may present a second round on the following Monday if the submissions are just that good.
GUIDELINES Email your submissions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the subject line reads “BPD GUEST SHOT”
Submission are limited to one (2) per person and must be in the BPD mailbox no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, December 10th.
Submissions should be in the range of 300 words, have a title; include your name, a 2-3 sentence bio, one link you’d like included (we’ll even post your picture or avatar if you’d like); and should contain several of the following elements:
1. Keep the posts relevant to: comics (not just DC or Marvel but the whole gamut), sci-fi and fantasy novels, comic related or style TV shows/movies--anything that relates to comics is fair game
2. Have fun and make it funny! 3. Juxtaposition of pop-culture/popular news and comic characters/icons 4. Completely infused with one of a combo of: comic book themes, paradigms, tropes and scandals 5. Stay firmly implanted in the world of comics not just the characters but the culture 6. No real obscenity-- think "PG-13." 7. Remember to treat your subjects as though they are real.
Rights And Ownership All submissions become the property of Bugle’s Planet Daily. We are not responsible for any resemblance a submission may bear to future BPD posts. So please don't think we're ripping you off if one of our writers riffs on the same subject. We wouldn't do that. Plus we value you as a reader and wouldn't want to loose you.
We’re excited to see what you’ve got. Blow minds, sizzle retinas!
Signed, Sherin and Drew and your friendly neighborhood BPD