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I am announcing an open and rolling call for you to pitch ideas for submissions to Rigaroga’s Odd Order.

I recently created an online form which you can use to pitch your idea for a submission. Once you’ve got an idea that you feel is right for Odd Order’s audience, you’re ready to start. You should pitch your idea for a submission!

What happens next, you ask? What’s the process of moving from making a pitch, developing a submission, compensating you, and, finally, publishing your work for the public audience of the library to read? Well, I’m so excited you asked! Let me tell you!

The Pitch

When a pitch comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think, and if they’re interested in reading the proposed submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with the idea as a submission.

If the pitch idea is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.

If the pitch is accepted, then I’ll ask the author to submit the article, review or story for further consideration.

The Submission

When a submission comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think about the various merits of the submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with compensation for the author and then posting the submission to Rigaroga’s Odd Order blog.

If the submission is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.

If the submission is accepted, I’ll move forward with paying the author. Once I’ve successfully compensated the author for their work, I will then post the the article, review or story for the public to read on the blog.

Compensation

For submissions that are accepted for publication, I happily offer thanks. I’m also delighted to send a gratis download code for any one of the released anthology albums.

For work accepted to the blog, I currently offer an honorarium of $15/article. If you’re pitching a review, I offer and honorarium of $5/review or I am happy to see about getting a reviewer’s copy sent to you as your compensation instead.

Finally, if there’s something else you’ve got in mind, or an idea I’ve not mentioned, let me know!

 

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, do get in touch. Also, if the process seems daunting or there’s some aspect of it that creates difficulty for you in some way, let me know so we can find a way forward that works better for you. Finally, if you’re thinking of something that doesn’t seem to fit what I’ve described here, get in touch and let me know what you’re thinking so we can figure out whether and how we can consider your cool out-of-the-box idea. Go ahead and use the form and fill out as much as you can and I’ll get back to you.

I look forward to hearing from you, so pitch your idea today! (Besides, you read this far, right? You might as well follow through with a pitch too!)

Call for submissions to Odd Order album GIT COMMIT GLITCH for 2017

Today I am announcing the call for submissions for the second Odd Order anthology album, a new anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by technology and geek culture. These benefit anthology albums help Rigaroga and Odd Order promote artists to the audience of the not only the Odd Order, but also the Hermetic Library and beyond. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.

Theme for 2017 is GIT COMMIT GLITCH

The deadline for submissions to the 2017 anthology album is September 30th, 2017. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the soon to be added pages for the Odd Order anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Odd Order 2016 Anthology GIT COMMIT GLITCH

 

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2017. Release is planned for a subsequent date to be determined before the end of 2017.

Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album, included below (which includes specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact Rigaroga.

Please consider joining the Odd Order in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the Odd Order to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out the first anthology album, help spread the word about the Odd Order anthology project, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.

 

Terms & Conditions for Artist Submissions

Anthology albums will be made available as a “pay-what-you-want” download via Bandcamp, but no single-track downloads, with a reasonable but low minimum. Anthologies may also be made available other digital distributors, such as iTunes, Amazon and others, for a fixed price TBD, usually by the venue. I may eventually also make available a professionally-produced, physical CD for those who want to have a physical copy. All proceeds will go toward supporting the work of Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Contributors to an anthology will be given a code for a free download of their anthology issue.

Artists agree to release their track non-exclusively on the anthology album, selected from tracks submitted to the library. All submitted tracks for this project should be in high quality, lossless format. Contact the John “Rigaroga” Bell for information and arrangements about how to upload submissions, but there are a number of ways to transfer large files. Specifically, acceptable audio files will be as follows, with a preference for 24-bit stereo WAV format:

• lossless WAV, AIFF and FLAC format
• 16 and 24-bit samples
• 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz sample rates
• stereo and mono

Information about each artist will be featured in posts to the Hermetic Library blog and in a dedicated section of the Odd Order website for the Anthology project. When submitting tracks for this anthology, each artist can provide biographical information, profile image, liner notes for the track (including information on whether this track was created exclusively for this anthology), and links (such as to their primary website, label site, and social media accounts). Artists in turn agree to promote this benefit album through their existing network of newsletters, websites, social networks, and other means available.

Artists will retain all rights to their work other than as part of an anthology issue, which will be made available with “all rights reserved.” Artists grant a limited license to sell their work on an anthology with all proceeds going to Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Artists retain all writer credits. Submitting a track will constitute a release licensing 100% of the master recording, publishing, name & likeness and other related rights to the track for the purpose of an anthology benefit album, with indemnification for the project and assigning all revenue generated by the sale of the album to the library. Artist agrees to enter into a release on the above terms and conditions upon request. Artist is responsible for registering their work for performance royalties (if applicable).

 

Cover Artwork and Design

If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this anthology, please get in touch! Take a gander at all the other covers and consider joining the illustrious artists who have participated with their work on those anthologies.

Bonus Download Submissions

If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, game demos, download codes, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!

Hermetic Library anthology

Please also consider the Hermetic Library anthology, Magick, Music and Ritual 13, which is also being announced today with the same deadline. Hermetic Library Albums are annual compilations of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. Inspirations include Hermeticism in a broad sense, the Western Esoteric Tradition, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema.

 

Although for the last year I’ve been even more lost in the wilderness than usual, stuck miles from anywhere and with only satellite for Internet, unable to be active streaming as Rigaroga, I’ve been online, mostly on Twitter, trying to stay connected. I have hoped to create a little community of like minded folk. With my patronage campaign, I hope to create more ways I can connect with and develop community, a circle of fans with whom I can share a love of weird and wonderful technology and geekery. One thing I’d love to be able to share is my excitement and joy around music.

The best way to get add anthology releases to your personal music collection is through Rigaroga’s Patron campaign at Patreon. Patrons will each receive a gratis download code for the any release while they are active in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. Consider becoming a Patron today!

Only 30 days left to participate on BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

There’s only 30 days left until the deadline for submissions to BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL, the first ever and the only anthology in 2016 for the Odd Order.

Odd Order 2016 Anthology BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Although this anthology is new, for an idea of what this will become, check out my Hermetic Library anthology. Check out all eleven previous releases. Check out the anthology pages at Hermetic Library, but especially the profiles for all the participants.

And, you know, check out the call for submissions for the 12th Hermetic Library anthology; consider participating or letting those who might have an interest know about it.

Call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 12 Hermetic Library 2016 Anthollogy

 

There are also a number of other ways to participate at Odd Order. Check out the audio and visual pools and participate in these scavanger hunts for cool and fun geekery. There’s more things of interest linked in the sidebar of Odd Order, but also check out Rigaroga’s website.

Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL call for 2016 submissions

Today I am announcing the first ever call for submissions for an Odd Order anthology album, a new anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by technology and geek culture. These benefit anthology albums help Rigaroga and Odd Order promote artists to the audience of the not only the Odd Order, but also the Hermetic Library and beyond. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.

Theme for 2016 is BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

The deadline for submissions to the 2016 anthology album is August 15th, 2016. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the soon to be added pages for the Odd Order anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Odd Order 2016 Anthology BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Over the last year, I’ve been getting more serious about myself as an online streamer, as Rigaroga. I have also long intended to create a little community of like minded folk. I have created a group at SoundCloud, the Odd Order audio pool, for tracks and artists inspired by technology and geek culture. But, I’ve also started up a patronage campaign to help create more way I can connect with and develop community, a circle of fans with whom I can share a love of weird and wonderful technology and geekery. One thing I’d love to be able to share is my excitement and joy around music.

Although this is the first Odd Order anthology, I’ve already been doing the same things around music and an anthology album over at the Hermetic Library, another personal project of mine. Earlier this year, I released the 11th anthology album for the library, and am announcing the call for submissions to the 12th issue. The 12th issue is actually particularly special because I’ll be releasing it around the 20th year Hermetic Library has been online!

Please check out the Hermetic Library Blog, Audio Pool and Anthology Project to see more of what I’ve been doing, and the potential for what I know this Odd Order anthology could become.

 

Deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2016. Release is planned for a subsequent date to be determined before the end of 2016 (but probably in early December).

Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album, included below (which includes specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact Rigaroga.

Please consider joining the Odd Order in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the Odd Order to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library and Odd Order anthology projects, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.

 

Also, the best way to get add anthology releases to your personal music collection is through Rigaroga’s Patron campaign at Patreon. Patrons will each receive a gratis download code for the any release while they are active in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. Consider becoming a Patron today!

 

Terms & Conditions for Artist Submissions

Anthology albums will be made available as a “pay-what-you-want” download via Bandcamp, but no single-track downloads, with a reasonable but low minimum. Anthologies may also be made available other digital distributors, such as iTunes, Amazon and others, for a fixed price TBD, usually by the venue. I may eventually also make available a professionally-produced, physical CD for those who want to have a physical copy. All proceeds will go toward supporting the work of Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Contributors to an anthology will be given a code for a free download of their anthology issue.

Artists agree to release their track non-exclusively on the anthology album, selected from tracks submitted to the library. All submitted tracks for this project should be in high quality, lossless format. Contact the John “Rigaroga” Bell for information and arrangements about how to upload submissions, but there are a number of ways to transfer large files. Specifically, acceptable audio files will be as follows, with a preference for 24-bit stereo WAV format:

• lossless WAV, AIFF and FLAC format
• 16 and 24-bit samples
• 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz sample rates
• stereo and mono

Information about each artist will be featured in posts to the Hermetic Library blog and in a dedicated section of the Odd Order website for the Anthology project. When submitting tracks for this anthology, each artist can provide biographical information, profile image, liner notes for the track (including information on whether this track was created exclusively for this anthology), and links (such as to their primary website, label site, and social media accounts). Artists in turn agree to promote this benefit album through their existing network of newsletters, websites, social networks, and other means available.

Artists will retain all rights to their work other than as part of an anthology issue, which will be made available with “all rights reserved.” Artists grant a limited license to sell their work on an anthology with all proceeds going to Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Artists retain all writer credits. Submitting a track will constitute a release licensing 100% of the master recording, publishing, name & likeness and other related rights to the track for the purpose of an anthology benefit album, with indemnification for the project and assigning all revenue generated by the sale of the album to the library. Artist agrees to enter into a release on the above terms and conditions upon request. Artist is responsible for registering their work for performance royalties (if applicable).

 

Cover Artwork and Design

As this is the first Odd Order anthology, even I don’t know what awesomeness anthology will contain; and that includes the artwork and design for the cover. If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this first anthology, please get in touch!

 

Bonus Download Submissions

If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, game demos, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!