A for profit, Genshin Impact unofficial cookbook zine
featuring the cuisines of Mondstadt and Liyue!
Current Phase: Creation Period
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 - August||Preorders|
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+ BFA in Graphic Design
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You must be at least 15 to apply. To receive payment, you must be at least 18 or choose to have money sent to a guardian's PayPal account. Otherwise, you may also forfeit payment entirely.You may apply for more than one role, but will only be accepted for one.You are required to have min. 5 pieces of work for a written portfolio (chef/writer/beta mod), and 5-15 pieces of work for a visual portfolio (page/merch artist).Please make sure all files are easily accessible! If using a Google Drive folder, make sure that permissions are set to "Anyone with the link". (Tips: Try accessing your files in an incognito browser to check)Contributors retain the rights to their works and may re-distribute them, but only AFTER pre-orders close. They are prohibited from sharing any WIPs during the process, except for contributor previews.Please only submit SFW samples. Any NSFW samples or portfolio pieces will result in an immediate disqualification.All pieces of work submitted must be original. This means no copied/traced work. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.No previous zine experience is required. Contributors will be chosen based on skill and how well they fit the theme of the zine.All contributors are required to have Discord, as it will be our main mode of communication.Failure to adhere to guidelines may result in a disqualification.
Ability to write recipes in an effective, easy-to-follow mannerAbility to follow basic structures of grammar, syntax, and spellingOriginality and creativity of the dishes presented
A written recipe portfolio of at least 5 of your best pieces of work. All pieces should be original.Knowledge in both imperial and metric measurementsKnowledge in either West European or East Asian cuisine, or both (you'll have the choice to apply for either Mondstadt, Liyue, or both, and your recipe portfolio must reflect that choice)Familiarity with the food of Genshin Impact
Create a total of four (4) recipes that associate with the nation(s) they're assigned to. With one (1) recipe being an original dish, and two (2) recipes being a character’s specialty (i.e. Razor’s Puppy-Paw Hash Brown, Xingqiu’s Countryside Delicacy)Provide image references for artists. Photos taken by yourself are preferable, especially if the appearance of your dish differs from the in-game version.Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Anatomy, composition, use of colors and lightingCreativity and originality
A visual portfolio of 5-15 of your best pieces of work. All pieces must be completed. The portfolio must be easily accessible.Provide 3 samples of your best workAt least 1 of your 3 samples must include a detailed environmental background. This means no solid color backgrounds, gradients, or graphic elements. We want to see how you draw characters in an environment.At least 1 of your 3 samples must include depiction of foodDepictions of Genshin Impact characters are preferable, but not required. Traditional art is allowed, given that you'll be able to provide a high quality scan at 300dpi
Create one (1) full illustration to accompany an assigned recipe/fic. Create up to two (2) spot illustrations.Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Anatomy, style, use of colors and lightingCreativity and originality
A visual portfolio of 5-15 of your best pieces of work. All pieces must be completed. The portfolio must be easily accessible.Provide 3 samples of your best workAt least 1 of your 3 samples must include depiction of foodDepictions of Genshin Impact characters are preferable, but not requiredTraditional art is allowed, given that you'll be able to provide a high quality scan at 300dpi
Create several types of assigned merchAbility to meet deadlines in a timely manner
Grasp of basic structures of grammar, syntax, and spellingAbility to tell an engaging story within a word countCharacterization and flow of prose
A written portfolio of 5-15 of your best pieces of work. The portfolio must be easily accessible. (A professional website, Google Drive folder, Ao3, etc)Provide 3 samples of your best work (all within a 2,000 word limit)At least 1 of your 3 samples must be completedDepictions of Genshin Impact characters will give you an advantage, but not required.Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner