I'm hoping this is the right place to post this--if not, I'm sure the mods will port me to the correct place.
Musa Publishing is looking for an artist to create the aesthetic for its new steampunk-ish shared world, The Darkside Chronicles, which was created by Richard C. White and myself and with a planned launch of summer, 2013.
The Darkside artist will be responsible for creating the visual aesthetic of the main city where the stories are based (cityscapes and architectural details). Southwatch is a city that not only expanded horizontally, but vertically. This artist will also create visuals for some of the mechanicals that are used in the Darkside world. Artist will also be responsible for creating the image for Darkside book covers.
Because the visual aesthetic is so important to the world as a whole, we will negotiate remuneration with the selected artist. We're not looking for covers on a book by book basis; we're looking for an artist who will create the entire world--maps, website images, reference images, book covers, and promotional art--visually for both our writers and readers.
This is a great opportunity for a young speculative fiction artist to work with some of the best-known authors, a dynamic young publisher, and an incredible shared world where stories can have a science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal, noir, or mystery feel. Overall, however, Darkside Chronicles' overriding element will be steampunk, so in our search for an artist that's primarily what we're looking to see.
If interested, please email me at editor (at) musapublishing(dot)com. I'll be happy to forward you the bible of the shared world, so you can get a feel for the world, and to answer any questions you might have. For more information, you can take a look here http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/2...d-project.html.
Thanks for letting me post this, and I look forward to hearing from you!