PHASE: PRODUCTION

FAQ

General Information
What size is the zine?
The zine will be portrait style, 6x9".
Is the zine profit or non-profit?
The zine is for-profit!
How will contributors be compensated?
Each contributor will be compensated with a physical copy of the zine and payment. Minors must need a guardian's/parent's permission to have access to their Paypal/Venmo for payment. If funds do not allow for whatever reason, all contributors will receive a free digital copy of the zine.
Can I donate/turn down my share of the profit as a contributor?
Absolutely! We will add it to the overall profit pool, unless you would rather us donate it to a charity of your choice. However, bear in mind that minors are legally not permitted to use PayPal without a parent or guardians' permission, so if you apply as a minor, your profit must be forfeited to the profit pool or a charity of your choice unless your parent or guardian has given you permission.
Can I join if I don’t have a Paypal/Venmo?
Yes, but please refer to the above question! Your share of profit will likely have to be donated or contributed to the profit pool.
Will artists be able to do multiple pieces?
Yes. They are allowed to do one more page. Only 5 artists are allowed to take two pages (spread or two separate 1 page pieces).
Will artists be able to make a piece that takes up two pages/spread?
Yes! If you are doing a spread, however, you are not allowed to do another piece. Only 5 artists are allowed to take two pages (spread or two separate 1 page pieces).

Note: If you're interested in producing a two-page big piece, please mention that at the end of your application!
What are the specs of the zine?
20 artists5 writers, 2.5K words MAX5 accompaniment artists6 guest artists55+ pages worth of contentWhat is a guest artist?
A guest artist is an artist that is reached out to prior to contributor applications and offered a spot on the zine. They do not go through the contributor application process!
What is an accompaniment artist?
An accompaniment artist is someone who draws a piece related to/for one of the writings in the zine! Their piece will be displayed on the same page/the adjacent page as the writing. Accompaniment artists may also be asked to create their own individual page (if they’re interested in making more than one work for the zine)
If English isn’t our first language, can we still apply?
Yes! Please just ensure you can speak enough English to communicate appropriately for the zine. Mod Lotus can speak Spanish, while Mod Hino and Crow can speak a bit of French.
Are spoilers going to be allowed/included?
We are most likely not going to include any major spoilers from the manga specifically. However, manga-exclusive characters will be allowed!
How will Tanjiro’s earrings be depicted?
There is a lot of controversy surrounding Tanjiro’s earrings design, however, we will provide appropriate material for artists to educate themselves and give them the final choice on how they would like to draw them. Please do not send excessive asks or questions regarding this issue. If you have any more concerns about this issue, please send them to [email protected]

Contributor Application Questions

Will other characters aside from Tanjiro be allowed?
Of course! We will allow interactions with other characters, as long as Tanjiro is in your piece.
Will ships be allowed?
No. All Tanjiro relationships in this zine will not be explicitly romantic. Additionally, any form of problematic ships, 18+ content, or themes will not be allowed.
Will AUs be allowed?
Yes! Such as Demon!Tanjiro, Modern!Tanjiro/Kimetsu Academy!Tanjiro, etc. However, we will only allow a certain amount of AU pieces to be produced, so as to keep the main focus on canon Tanjiro.
Is there a theme for this zine?
Nope! The main focus is just Tanjiro Kamado!
Will artists be assigned certain characters/things to draw with Tanjiro?
Artists will not be assigned characters or ideas. However, we will ensure that there will not be any overly similar ideas/characters (I.E. all contributors want to draw Nezu
Will you be accepting traditional artists?
Yes, as long as your artworks can be scanned and turned into a high-quality digital file! Please provide at least one high-quality, scanned artwork in your portfolio if you apply as a traditional artist.
Can I apply for multiple artist positions?
Yes! You can apply to be a cover artist, merchandise artist, page artist, or all 3. You will likely only be selected to do one of the positions, though.
Can I apply to be an artist, merch, cover, and/or writer?
Yes, you can! However, you will not be assigned more than one position. If you have a preferred position, please specify it in your application.
Can writers/artists collaborate on a piece?
Unfortunately, no. The only case of collaboration will be for accompaniment artists, who will draw a piece related to one of the writings.
I’m not sure if my application sent/if I included all the right information. Can I revise my application?
Yes! Please send an email to [email protected] before submissions close if you have any concerns about your application.
What is a backup creator?
As the name indicates, a backup creator is a creator who will be called on if, for any reason, one of our selected artists/writers has to drop out of the zine. Please bear in mind that, if selected as a backup and called upon later, you will likely have a very limited time to complete a piece for the zine (although we’ll do our best to give you as much time as possible).

Moderator Application Questions

Can we be a moderator as well as a contributor?
Yes! Please just make sure you’re ready for the additional workload having both of those positions entails.
What is the minimum age for moderators?
While artists have a more broad age range we’re accepting, we’d prefer it if moderators are at least 16.
Do moderators need to have prior zine experience?
Nope! We will accept any applications from anyone who wants to be a moderator. Obviously, experience would be preferred, but it’s not a solid requirement.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Schedule

Interest Check: June 18th - July 7th
Moderator Applications: July 9th - July 22nd
Contributor Applications (EXTENDED): July 9th - August 7th
Acceptance Emails Sent Out: August 8th - August 9th
Creation Period: August 14th - November 10th
First Check-In: September 5th
Second Check-In: September 26th
Final Check-In: October 31st
Preparation, Mock-Ups, etc.: November 21st - December 25th
Pre-Orders Open: December 26th - March 20th
Production + Shipping Period: March-July

Contributor Application Guidelines

General Overview
• This is a SFW zine. Violent content is permitted, but nothing r18 in any manner.
• This is a major spoiler-free zine. Manga-only characters and minor manga-only events are allowed, but no explicit spoilers will be permitted.
• This zine is for-profit. If you do not have access to Paypal or Venmo, you must acknowledge and accept to either donating your share to charity, or contributing it to the overall profit pool.
• This is not a shipping zine. Your piece must be primarily perceived platonically, though it's perfectly acceptable if your ship slightly alludes to a ship (no minor x adult or sibling x sibling content).
• All content in the zine must feature Tanjiro as the primary focus. Other characters are permitted of course, but Tanjiro must remain the center of your piece.

Zine Specifics
• The zine will be physical, 6x9" size.
• It will contain full-color illustration pages, fanfictions with accompanying artwork, and physical and digital merchandise.
• 20 artists
• 5 writers, 2.5K words MAX
• 5 accompaniment artists
• 6 guest artists
• 55+ pages worth of content

Contributor Specifics
Artists, your piece must be CMYK, 300 DPI, 6x9", and submitted to us as a PNG file.
Writers, you will be allowed to write a maximum of 2.5 words (5-7 pages)
Merchandise Artists, you will be assigned a piece of merchandise based on your mentioned preferences in your application and/or your specializations. Each merchandise artist will do 1 to 2 pieces.

Collaborations
• No collaborations will be permitted outside of accompaniment artists' collaborative artworks with their assigned writer/fanfiction.
• Accompaniment artists will be assigned from the application process depending on your application responses.
• Writers and accompaniment artists are expected to work together and communicate frequently throughout the creation period.
• Accompaniment artists' pieces will be displayed on the opposite page from the first page of writing.
• Accompaniment artists may also optionally illustrate decorations and such for the other pages of the writing. Please communicate with your writer about this.

Application Rules
• Please review our schedule first to ensure you will have time to complete your piece for the zine project. Do not apply if you cannot be confident that you will be able to complete a piece before the creation period ends.
• You must be at minimum 14 years of age to apply to this zine. (Minors must have a parent or guardians' permission to use Paypal or Venmo, and thus receive compensation! Otherwise, compensation must be forfeited!)
• Please only select the options you are sure you would be interested in doing for this zine. If you select page artist, cover artist, and merchandise artist, even if merchandise artist is your least favorite choice, you will still have a chance to be chosen for that position!
• Artists may produce a spread (a landscape-orient artwork, as opposed to the 6x9"'s portrait style, that takes up 2 concurrent pages), or they may produce up to 2 individual artworks for the zine. If you are interested in producing a spread piece, please mention that at the end of your application.

Page Artists, Cover Artist, Accompaniment Artists
• Please choose 3-5 sample pieces that best showcase your skill.
• At least one of these samples must be Kimetsu no Yaiba-related.
• Preferably, one of these samples should depict a semi-detailed to very detailed background. This is not required to be accepted.
• Preferably, one of these samples should depict Tanjiro. This is not required to be accepted.
• All samples must be high resolution.
• All samples must be completely original, no traced pieces or collaborations with other artists.
• All samples must be SFW. Violence and gore in these samples is permitted, but nothing sexual in nature.
• All samples must be submitted via Google Drive Links/Folders on the application form. Do not send links to posts. Please ensure you have set your link/folder to "Anyone with link can view" before sending it, or we will not be able to view your pieces.
• Please link an extended portfolio with more of your works if you have one. This can be a social media page such as Instagram, Deviantart, Twitter, etc. This is not required to be accepted.
• Any applications that do not follow this criteria will be rejected.

Writers
• Please choose 3 sample pieces that best showcase your skill.
• Your samples must be anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 words in length. You may trim an excerpt from a longer piece, but please ensure that it can be followed even without the rest of the piece.
• At least one of these pieces must be Kimetsu no Yaiba-related.
• At least one of these pieces must be a non-reader insert fanfiction.
• Preferably, one of your samples should depict Tanjiro. This is not required to be accepted.
• All samples must be completely original, no collaborative pieces with other writers.
• All samples must be SFW. Violence and gore in these samples is permitted, but nothing sexual in nature.
• All samples must be submitted via Google Document Links on the application form. Do not send links to posts. Please ensure you have set your document to "Anyone with link can view" before sending it, or we will not be able to view your examples.
• Please link an extended portfolio with more of your works if you have one. This can be a page such as Tumblr or AO3. This is not required to be accepted.
• Any applications that do not follow this criteria will be rejected.

Merchandise Artists
• Please choose 3-5 sample pieces that best showcase your skill.
• At least one of these samples must be Kimetsu no Yaiba-related.
• At least two of these samples must be pieces of completed merchandise. This can either be a photo of the actual merchandise, or it can be a digital file of the merchandise artwork.
• Preferably, one of these samples should depict Tanjiro. This is not required to be accepted.
• All samples must be high resolution.
• All samples must be completely original, no traced pieces or collaborations with other artists.
• All samples must be SFW. Violence and gore in these samples is permitted, but nothing sexual in nature.
• All samples must be submitted via Google Drive Links/Folders on the application form. Do not send links to posts. Please ensure you have set your link/folder to "Anyone with link can view" before sending it, or we will not be able to view your pieces.
• Please link an extended portfolio with more of your works if you have one. This can be a social media page such as Instagram, Deviantart, Twitter, etc. This is not required to be accepted.
• Any applications that do not follow this criteria will be rejected.

Moderator Information

Head Mod & Shipping Mod Hino
Hello! I'm Mod Hino. I am 18, and I go by she/her and he/him pronouns. I have no prior zine specific experience, however, I have worked extensively on finance, packing, and shipping for my mother's online passion project of selling natural beach items (driftwood, beach glass, etc.) painted with unique patterns! Unfortunately, it is a temporary business, so there is no links to provide. I have also worked on the Central Coast Writer's Conference located in San Luis Obispo as an instructor and a guide to students.

Co-Head Mod Sun / Trisket
Heyo! I’m Mod Sun. I'm 19, and my pronouns are he/they, and I’ll be a co-head moderator along with being a writer for the zine! I’ve moderated two other zines before (@/NSPCharityZine and @/StarbombFanzine), along with being a head moderator for a game development.

Finance Mod Sight/Zas
| twitter | kofi |
Hello, this is the other Mod Ray/Zas! KNY zine fans might know me Most for my layout/cover typography on @kimetsuzine, the layout/cover arrangement for @lightningzine, and hella wild finance work done on the recent @knycyberpunk! i've done 20+ zines and modded about 11 over the last 3.5 years. My main is Finance/Formatting and i dual wield with two hands real big dumbass energy. Did You Know I tried to retire from modding KnY zines twice already but this time I saw Tanjirou and lizard brain went "zine yes". I love him sm🥺🥺 Welcome to Hell

Organization & General Mod Light/KwooJii
| twitter | instagram | zine experience |
Heyo! I'm Mod Light but you may know me better as KwooJii. I have been in more than 10 zines and have modded two of them. I was assistant mod/graphic artist mod for Twin Stars: A Yugi Brother Zine. I am currently modding for Perennial: A Claudeleth Zine as a Social Media Mod and General Mod. I love Tanjiro with my entire life so TYVM for having me! <3

Graphics Mod Biwa
| instagram | portfolio |
Hi! I'm Mod Biwa, also known as Nicole. I'm 23 and go by she/her pronouns. I recently finished up my tasks with the first zine I've ever worked on, a Final Fantasy XIV zine called "Untamed", where I was a graphic design mod. My work with the FFXIV zine included animating advertisements as well as designing product showcases and other promotional materials. Aside from design, I love playing games, watching anime, singing JPop songs, and taking naps. I'm super excited to be working as a graphic designer on another zine, especially one that has to do with a character that I admire so much! Let's all celebrate Tanjiro together!!

Production Mod Mizu
| skk flower zine | sv cookbook zine | peony pinsco |
Hiya! I'm Kim (she/her) and I have a lot of love for Tanjiro and KNY in general, so I am happy to be here! Links above are other projects I've worked on!

Shipping Assistant Mod Crow/Co
Hey! I’m Mod Crow, I'm 18, and I go by Co as well so feel free to call me either. My pronouns are they/them, but you can use whatever you want. I've helped out Mod Hino with the Central Coast Writer's Conference as a guide and assisted her with some shipping duties.

Intern Mod Mod Mui
| twitter | instagram | tumblr |
Hi I’m Mod Mui- aka Gabby. I’m a moderator and guest artist for the Humanity Zine! My pronouns are she/her. My socials are @/chicoqore on tumblr, twitter and instagram. I’ve been drawing passionately since I was little and I love demon slayer, and i’m really glad to be a part of this project.

Intern Mod Lotus / Andreina
Hi! I’m Mod Lotus but you can call me Andreina or Chips! I'm 17 years old, and my pronouns are they/he/she, but my preferred pronouns are they/them! I will be one of the mods for this zine! I have no prior experience, so I'm mostly here as a pseudo/intern moderator to garner some experience and help out in any way I can.