Twilight Sword

Genshin Impact Dainsleif Fanzine

About

Twilight Sword is a fanzine dedicated to the Bough Keeper himself, Dainsleif.
This zine will be SFW and may or may not include ship content.
Canon compliant, canon divergent ships, and AU's will be allowed in this project.

Should the zine be physical, we plan to make a A5 format, perfect bound booklet.

We aim to showcase approximately 20 artists, 10 writers, and 4-6 merch artists.

We are also considering featuring cosplayers and musicians!

  • Interest Check: August 1st - 31st

  • Mod Applications: September 1st - 16th

  • Contributor Applications: September 20th - October 20th

  • Email Distribution: October 30th

  • Creation Period: November 1st - February 30th

  • First Check-in: November 30th

  • Second Check-in: December 30th

  • Third Check-in: January 30th

  • Final submissions due: February 28th

  • Preorder Period: Late March 2022

  • Fulfillment: Spring 2022

Dates subject to change

Mods

Misery
Head / Layout mod

Zine Experience:
Art, Layout, and Graphics Mod of Fodlan 2X77
Writer Mod of Emerald Tears: Nabatean zine
Layout Mod of Crystalline Wings: ZhongXiao Zine
Merch Mod of Roaming Instigator: Caspar von Bergliez zine
Head Mod of Cindered Shadows
Art Mod of Abrosia and Ichor: Hades LGBTQIA+ zine
Head Mod of Paradise: Byhardt zine
and many more!

Soubi
Art mod

Zine Experience:
Artist Contributor of Paradise: Byhardt Zine
Artist Contributor of Ferdinand von Aegir zine
Artist Contributor of Aerith Zine
Art Mod of Age of Calamity Zine

Leo
Graphics Mod

Zine Experience:
Graphics Mod of Cindered Shadows
Formatting Mod of Til Death Do Us Part: Sylvix Zine

Tilian
Finance Mod

Zine Experience:
Finance and Production Mod of Devotion: Enstars Knights Zine

Nani
Writer Mod

Zine Experience:
Writer and Co-Head Mod for Mikrokosmos Approaches: BTS x Genshin Zine
Writer and Translator Mod for Soop: BTS zine
Project Management Mod of Couture Fashion Zine
Communications / Socials and Writing / Beta Mod for You = Me: jikook Zine

Marina
Merch Mod

Merch Mod of Cindered Shadows
Merch Mod of Age of Calamity: Hyrule Warriors Zine
Finance and Production Mod for Trends: SasuSaku Fashion Zine

Em
Shipping Mod

Zine Experience:
Shipping Mod of Of Contracts and Promises: ZhongChi Anthology
Shipping mod of Lycoris Radiata: BakuDeku Angst Zine

Natalie
Intern

Zine Experience:
General, Social Media, Intern Mod for Hilibrew: Genshin Cafe Zine

Hella
Intern Mod

Zine Specs

A5 format, Full Color, CMYK, 300 Dpi
Templates will be provided

Fics will be between 1.5k - 2.5k

Poets have a page limit of roughly 2-3 pages

We plan to accept 20 artists, 10 writers, and 6 merch artists


Artist Applicants

3 sample pieces. At least one should be Genshin Impact. Preferably Dainsleif, but not required.
A portfolio of your choice. This can be a website, a Google Drive folder, or even an art Twitter. If using Google Drive, please be sure to grant us access to your folder!
Up to 3 pitches. These can be as detailed or as broad as you'd like to make! Note that the mods will be considering pitches as we decide on the final contributors!

Writer Applicants

3 sample pieces. At least one should be Genshin Impact. Preferably Dainsleif, but not required.
A portfolio of your choice. This can be an ao3, a Google Drive folder, or even a Twitter. If using Google Drive, please be sure to grant us access to your folder!
Up to 3 pitches. These can be as detailed or as broad as you'd like to make! Note that the mods will be considering pitches as we decide on the final contributors!

Merch Applicants
3 sample pieces. At least one should be Genshin Impact. Preferably Dainsleif, but not required.
A portfolio of your choice. This can be a shop link, a Google Drive folder, or even an art Twitter. If using Google Drive, please be sure to grant us access to your folder!
Up to 3 pitches. These can be as detailed or as broad as you'd like to make! Mentioning which type of merch for your pitch would be great as well! Note that the mods will be considering pitches as we decide on the final contributors!

Will this project be for Profit or Charity?
This will be a Charity project! All proceeds will be donated to Ablegamers

Will ships be allowed in this zine?
Yes, ships are allowed!

How will contributors be compensated?
At the very least, everyone will receive a pdf of the zine. However, our head mod is very passionate about this project, and will push for a physical copy to everyone on the team, should this zine be physical!

Are you allowing nsfw content?
No, this will be a safe for work zine only as one of our mods is a minor!

I'm a poet. Are you allowing poetry in this zine?
We would love poetry! We are very willing to allow for poetry!

Mod Applicants

When it comes to zines, teamwork is necessary in order to achieve what is planned for these projects. That being said, zines take time and need mods who will be present throughout the stages of the project, all the way to completion.
All mods in this project are to be present throughout the duration of this zine.
All mods are given the opportunity to aid in the application process.
All mods are to vote applicants fairly.
Mods will not hold heavy bias against any ships, characters, or fandom preferences at any time.


Artist Mod:
The Artist Mod is responsible for overseeing all artists in the project.
They will be checking over artists' work throughout the process to ensure that they adhere to page specs and color profiles.
They may also provide suggestions and any additional aid to artist.
Merch Mod:
The Merch Mod is responsible for overseeing all merch artists in the project. They will be checking over all merch throughout the duration of the project to ensure all merch adheres to correct specifications and color profiles.
They may also provide suggestions and any additional aid to merch artists.
Finance Mod:
The Finance Mod is responsible for the financial oversite of the project. They will be working alongside the Head Mod to go over our budget to ensure our project will be a success.
They will assist the project's funds, along with aid in finding the best manufacturers to aid in project budget.
General Mod:
The General Mod is responsible for aiding contributors in the Discord. They will answer any contributor questions or relay messages to corresponding mods when needed.
They may be asked to aid in additional mod tasks, including but not limited to: ensuring all applicants have filled onboarding forms, looking over check-in sheets, ensuring forms are accurate, helping construct messages for the server or in emails, etc.
Layout Mod:
The Layout Mod is responsible for the final layout of the zine. They will be compiling all artists and writers work, and build them into our zine.
They will ensure all final pieces be properly formatted, and and ready to be send to the zine printer.
Graphics Mod:
The Graphics Mod is responsible in managing all graphics for the project. They will be responsible for creating: promotional graphics, moderator and contributor spotlights, preorder and production graphics, and any additional graphics requested by the Head Mod.
Shipping Mod:
The Shipping Mod is responsible for handling the final products of the zine. This includes zine booklets and all physical merchandise.
They will be working alongside the Finance Mod to ensure all shipping is handled properly.
Writer Mod:
The Writer Mod will be aiding in the oversite of all writers in the project.
They both will be checking over writers' works throughout the process to ensure writers adhere to our word limit. They will be able to provide writers suggestions and any additional aid to their works.
Intern:
Our Intern Mods will both be learning the ropes of modding. They will be shadowing the other mods, and will be aiding where they are able.