A:TLA Unofficial Fanzine

🔥 Applications Closed! Emails send out January 10th! 🔥


About

This zine is centered around the ladies of the fire nation: Azula, Ty Lee, and Mai! The spread will encompass a combination of short stories and artwork our contributors will supply. There is currently no theme, just fun content about the girls.


Zine Specs

Physical Items:
-6 x 9 Gloss Full Colour Zine
-3 Character Cards with Foil Assets
-4 Art Prints (5.5inx 8.5in)
-2 A6 Sticker Sheets
-1 notepad (4.25in x 5.5in)
-1 Double-Sided Charm with Gold edge (2.5in)
-3 Die Cut Stickers (3in)
-Postcard (4.2in x 5.5in)

Stretch Goal:
-3 Polaroid Prints
-1 Standee (65mm)
-1 Shaker Charm


FAQ


🔥What kind of content will be in the zine?🔥
This zine is centered around the ladies of the fire nation: Azula, Ty Lee, and Mai! The spread will encompass a combination of short stories and artwork our contributors will supply. There is currently no theme, just fun content about the girls.

🔥Will the zine be for charity or profit? 🔥
Proceeds will be split between Waypoint and the Philippine Red Cross!

🔥Will the zine be digital or physical?🔥
The zine will be physical.
Disclaimer: Should the U.S. find itself experiencing a serious economic or political crisis that affects our national postal services or production options we may be forced to switch from physical to digital only.

🔥Will this zine be artist-centric, writer-centric or feature an even number of artists/writers?🔥
This zine will be artist-centric, we are looking to have a total of 24 artists and 5 writers (subject to change). Guest contributors are included in these numbers. Mods will also be allowed to contribute but will not take away from the number of applicant spots. Mods will make sure that contributors take priority concerning creation.

🔥Will ships be allowed?🔥
Ships between the girls will be allowed, though we will like this to be mostly platonic. There will be a very low cap for ship pages.

🔥How will contributors be compensated?🔥
All sales will be used towards production costs and contributor copies. Any profit made will be donated to the chosen charities.
If the zine reaches breakeven, all contributors will receive a physical copy of the zine.

🔥If a contributor finishes their piece early will they be able to sell or post it?🔥

If this zine ends up being a physical zine: no. We ask that all contributors hold their pieces for 4 months after orders are shipped.
If this zine ends up being a digital zine: also no, but in this case we ask that all contributors hold their piece 2 weeks after emails are sent.

Mods


Zine experience: I've been in about 10 zines as a mod and have been head mod for 2 zines : Eclipse: A Zutara Fanzine and Thank You, Furuba: A Fruits Basket Zine. I have also modded for fandom events like Kacchako Week 2020.

Zine Experience: I've modded for over 14 zines with 7 completed in various roles. My Finance/Production experience includes, "Eclipsed: A Zutura Zine, Thank you Furuba, Fruits Baskets Zine, Guardian FE3H: Siblings Zine, A Year of Dimileth: A Calendar Zine, Four Seasons of Love: A Netteflix Zine, Goodmorning World: A Dr Stone Zine"

Zine experience: I've been in over forty zines as a writer and am currently a writing mod for ''A Bond Stronger Than Love'', a One Piece ASL zine, as well a beta reader for ''Love Flag'', a Hamefura zine. I edit professionaly as part of my studies, as well in my own time for friends.

Zine experience: I've been a writer for over 15 zines and am currently the head mod for Enduring Tides: Giyushino Zine, which is nearing completion, and co-head mod for Project A: Valorant Zine, which just completed interest check. I am also a general mod for an original nautical zine in the planning stage.

Zine experience: I've been in over 15 zines as an illustrator and have modded ACE: A Daiya no Ace Zine as the graphic design moderator, as well as The Devil's Nest Zine as an artistic consultant. In my professional life, I am a freelancer who has worked with local clientele and has had work exhibited at museums. I am attending art school in the midwest for a double-major in Illustration and Graphic Design.

Schedule


Interest Check: Sep 1st - Oct 1st
Contributor Applications: December 1st - January 1st
Emails Sent: January 10th
Concept Check-in: January 18 - 20th
Check-in 1: January 27th - Feb 3rd
Check-in 2: Feb 19th - Feb 23rd
Check-in 3: March 5th - March 9th
Final: April 9th - April 12th
Pre-Orders: April 30th - May 31st
Release: TBD

Zine may be subject to change per moderator’s discrepancy and under special circumstances.

Contributor Guidelines

🔥Writers🔥
⤞We ask you to provide 3 examples of your best pieces
⤞The word count must be between 1k and 2.5k
⤞At least one of your samples should be a complete, standalone work. Your other samples can be an excerpt of a longer fic
⤞You do not have to provide a sample with ATLA characters, but it is greatly appreciated
⤞We are looking for solid grammar, good characterization and a strong understanding of creative narrative and flow
⤞Writers may work alone or collaborate with an artist

🔥Artists🔥
⤞We ask you to provide 3 examples of your best pieces
⤞At least one piece should be a fully rendered illustration featuring a complete background (not just flat color or simple shapes)
⤞Fanart of the fire nation girls is appreciated but not required
Traditional artwork is accepted as long as it is scanned in good quality
⤞We will evaluate the anatomy and proportions, use of colors and light, backgrounds, and the overall atmosphere of the piece

🔥Merch Artists🔥
⤞We ask you to provide 3 examples of your best pieces
⤞Samples should be in the art style you intend to use. For example: a fully rendered illustration if you want to make a postcard/bookmark/wallpaper, a chibi if you want to make stickers/charm
Fanart of the fire nation girls is appreciated but not required
⤞We will evaluate the anatomy and proportions, use of colors and light, backgrounds, and the overall atmosphere of the piece