A for profit, Genshin Impact unofficial cookbook zine
featuring the cuisines of Mondstadt and Liyue!
Q: What is a zine?
A zine refers to a collection of unofficial, fanmade works. It usually includes fanfiction and artworks.
Q: What is the theme of this zine?
This zine will be focused on featuring the delightful cuisines of Teyvat! We will be featuring recipes, artworks, and fics.
Q: Is the zine for profit or charity?
The zine is for-profit, though all proceeds go first towards production and shipping. Any leftover profits will be split among the team.
Q: Will this be physical, digital, or both?
A: We will be producing physical copies of the zine with accompanying merch. Digital-only bundles will also be available.
Q: What is the rating of the zine?
Taste of Teyvat is a SFW, PG-13 zine
Q: Will there be ships featured?
This will be a general zine. We will not feature ships unless they are canon.
Q: How will contributors be compensated?
All contributors will be guaranteed a digital PDF copy of the zine, at the very least. Ideally, we’d like to compensate all contributors with a full bundle, but this would only be possible if we made enough profits. Leftover profits, if any, will be distributed to contributors via PayPal.
Q: What nations of Teyvat will you be featuring?
Based on the results of our interest check, we will feature food from Mondstadt and Liyue, the two currently available countries in the game. This means Western and Asian cuisine, specifically German/West European and Chinese cuisine. Hence, the zine will be split into two parts: Mondstadt and Liyue.
Q: What kind of recipes will you feature?
We will feature in-game recipes, including character's specialties. Which characters in particular will be based on their popularity according to our interest check results.
Due to the overwhelming 81.8%"yes" on our interest check, we will also feature some original recipes inspired by the game. The majority of the recipes, however, will still be in-game recipes.
Q: What characters will the zine contain?
We'd like to feature as many characters as we can, from both Mondstadt and Liyue!
Q: What are the zine's specs?
+ Size: 8.5” x 8.5” (square)
+ 5 chefs, 27 page artists, 6 merch artists, 4 writers
Q: How many contributors will you be looking for?
We are looking for 5 chefs, 23 page artists, 5 merch artists, and 4 writers.
Q: What are the expectations for contributors?
Find more information about applying here
Chefs are expected to come up with four (4) recipes in total, according to the nation(s) they're assigned to. At least 1 recipe should be an original dish, and at least 2 recipes should be character’s specialties (i.e. Razor’s Puppy-Paw Hash Brown, Xingqiu’s Countryside Delicacy).
Artists are expected to create one (1) full illustration to accompany an assigned recipe/fic. They may also be assigned up to two (2) spot illustrations.
Merch Artists are expected to create several types of merch assigned to them.
Writers are expected to create one (1) fic according to the nation/characters they’re assigned to.
Q: Can I apply for more than one position?
Yes! However, you will only be accepted for one position.
Q: Can minors apply?
Yes! The zine is open to applicants from age 15 and up. However, to accept monetary compensations, you have to be over 18 or have a guardian with a Paypal account. Otherwise, you may choose to forfeit your share of the profit and only receive a free bundle (if sales allow).
Q: Who are the mods for this zine?
You can view information about us here
The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.
|Nov 10||Interest Check Opens|
|Dec 3||Interest Check Closes|
|Dec 10||Interest Check Results|
|Dec 15||Mod Applications Open|
|Jan 2||Mod Applications Close|
|Jan 7||Mod Apps Results|
|Jan 17||Chef Applications Open|
|Feb 10||Chef Applications Close|
|Feb 15||Chef Applications Results|
|Feb 22||Chef Concept Check-In|
|Feb 25||Contributor Applications Open|
|March 10||Chef Check-in #1|
|March 25||Chef Check-in #2|
|March 25||Contributor Applications Close|
|April 1||Contributor Applications Results|
|April 8||Chef Check-in #3|
|April 15||Contributor Concept Check-in|
|April 28||Chef Final Submissions|
|May 4||Contributor Check-in #1|
|May 18||Contributor Check-in #2|
|June 1||Contributor Check-in #3|
|June 20||Contributor Final Submissions|
|July 15 - Sep 12||Preorders|
|Late Sep - Oct||Production|
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