After an internal review, NeonMob has decided to make the publication standards for amateur series more strict than in the past and we will now be publishing only the very best original amateur submissions received. Here is a list of items that we can no longer publish as of Monday July 24, 2017:
Fan Art: Unfortunately, NeonMob does not have licensing agreements to distribute copyrighted concepts or creative and therefore we are legally unable to publish fan art. For additional guidance, please also read our policy on adaptations, fan art, and fair use here: http://help.neonmob.com/faq/fair-use-policy.
Skins and Outlined Art: We can no longer publish fidget spinner designs, skins for video game weapons / vehicles / et al, emoticons / emoji, poker chip sets, or any other basic design skins.
App Generated Art: We can no longer publish art created using web based applications such as weavesilk, drawastickman, neon flames, etc.
Some Photography: We can no longer publish selfies, food pictures, portraits, pictures of your friends / family / acquaintances, and similar personalized photos. Pet and animal images should focus more on the art of photography, not on those more personal photos that all pet owners might take (ourselves included); please see below for guidelines on quality.
Minimalist Art: Submissions such as stick figures, pixel art, outline sketching, and similar series must be original, unique, and compelling to be considered for publication.
Poor Quality Images: Please ensure that all images are submitted in the best possible quality as we cannot publish blurry or otherwise obscured images. Scanning sketch images or other smaller hand draw works is far superior to submitting a picture from your phone. If no scanner is available, please ensure you take a steady picture at the highest possible quality. When submitting photography series, please be mindful of lighting, contrast, and other aspects to ensure the best quality possible.
Incomplete Descriptions: As always, the title, series and all card descriptions must be completed prior to publication review. Series submitted without complete descriptions will be returned for revision.
Although our publications standards have been updated, please don’t be deterred! We hope you take this opportunity to help your future submissions stand out by imagining a series that highlights your creativity and originality. Reference our Creator Handbook for links and guidelines in designing your series of original art: http://help.neonmob.com/creator-handbook/welcome/. We also provide tips on how to be a successful creator and promote your works: http://help.neonmob.com/creator-handbook/creator-success/. Finally, visit our Forums and run your concepts and art by other collectors / creators to get feedback from the community prior to submitting your series for publication review: http://forum.neonmob.com/.
If you would like more clarification or guidance on our policies regarding a possible series submission, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help. Thanks for making NeonMob a great community!
*Please note that the website has not been updated to reflect these new standards; we will update the amateur submission section on the website with this information on our next revision.