Secrets of the Goat People

Inaugural Double Issue Now Available!

We’re proud to announce the release of Secrets of the Goat People #1: Voice, the first publication from our new imprint, Bleating Heart Press.

In this inaugural double issue, you’ll find 44 pages of original comics, illustrations, and prose from 17 international creators. Learn about the power of silence, how a superhero finds her inner strength, the strength of goat women, and what it means for these creators’ voices to be heard.

Physical copies of Voice are in production and are expected to be released in late March, 2017. In the meanwhile, you can purchase your very own DRM-free digital copy at Gumroad

Press and review inquiries should be sent to You can download our press release here.


We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions.

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What do we want?

We accept unpublished work, new or old. If the work has been published, we’ll accept it if it’s been newly expanded and unpublished in its current form.

We’re looking for:

  • Short fiction or prose (500-750 words)
  • One-page, b&w or greyscale illustrations or comics
  • Long fiction or prose (2,500-3,000 words)
  • Mid-length, b&w or greyscale comics (6-8 pages)

What’ll we pay you?

Payment rates are as follows:

  • Short fiction or prose: $50
  • One-page illustration or comic: $50
  • Long fiction or prose: $200
  • Mid-length comic: $200

Details and requirements:

Secrets of the Goat People will be published in both digital and physical zine form. With this in mind, illustrations and comics should be print ready and formatted for 6.25″ x 9.75″.

As referenced above, submissions are only open to women and non-binary people.

All illustrations should be submitted as TIFFs or JPEGs.

Preferred resolution is 350 dpi at size.

Bios should be included in the body of your email, be in third person and not exceed one paragraph.

Payment will be issued only after work is received and the editorial process is complete. You must submit a name and valid address. Payment will be sent via check or PayPal within ten business days of editorial completion.

We reserve exclusive rights for one year in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. After one year, the work may be reprinted as long as attribution is given to Bleating Heart Press as the original publisher. Exceptions may be negotiated in writing.

Submission process:

When we have an open call, please submit your completed work via email to with a short (1-2 sentence) third person bio. You may include your own website and/or one to two social media handles. Incomplete work or pitches for work will not be accepted at this time.