AT THE END OF EVERYTHING...
an upcoming, for-charity night in the woods fanzine.
STATUS: CREATION PERIOD!
at the end of everything is an unofficial, for-charity fanzine celebrating night in the woods (NITW). featuring both fan-made art and short fiction, this zine aims to remember the warm, vibrant world of possum springs, and pay homage to a game that still continues to mean so much to people years after its release.
what is the theme of the zine?though the graphics on the carrd/social media lean more towards a more night-time theme, the zine's theme is general! contributors can cover any aspect of NITW they wish as long as it's canon-compliant and safe for work.will this zine be digital or physical?we're planning on doing both a physical and digital zine, as well as physical and digital merch! PROCEEDING WITH A PHYSICAL ZINE/MERCH IS SUBJECT TO DEV APPROVAL.is this zine for-profit or for-charity?for-charity! should we proceed with a physical zine/merch, any proceeds not used in the production/shipping of items will be donated to a mental health related charity. if you had any recommendations, let us know!will other ships/AUs be depicted in the zine?depictions of non-canon couples or AUs will not be allowed, as this zine focuses on canon content.how many contributors will you be accepting?we will be searching for:✦ 20+ page artists
✦ 3+ merch artists
✦ 3-4 writers
✦ 5 guest contributorsthese numbers will change depending on the number of apps we get!are you only accepting artists?no! we're also accepting writers for this zine, alongside page artists, merch artists and spot illustrators.will there be opportunities to collab with another artist/writer?certainly! collabs between contributors will definitely be allowed.how will contributors be compensated?all contributors will at the very least receive a digital copy of the zine/digital merch, but we are aiming to be able to give contributors physical bundles!i don't have any zine experience. can i still apply?certainly! everyone is welcome to apply regardless on whether you've participated in a zine or not. our mods will be choosing contributors based on the quality of their art/writing, not their prior experience.
HEAD MOD BELLE - 23 y/o, any pronouns
belle is the head moderator for this zine! while she'll be overseeing every part of this project, her main focus will be on managing her duties as the organisation, communications and writing mod!while this is her first time as a head mod for a zine and is super grateful for the rest of the mod team's assistance, she has a breadth of experience in project management, as well as prior experience in modding and contributing to zines.her favorite NITW character is bea, as she can relate a lot with her story!
FORMATTING MOD ARDETT - 20+ y/o, she/her
ardett is the formatting mod for this zine!she's super delighted to be working on a zine based on a game that she loves! she's helped mod around 14 zines, many of them in the formatting role, and she's been a zine contributor for many years before that!her favorite NITW character is Gregg, as he brings a lot of joy but also some moments that really pull on her heartstrings 🦊
GRAPHICS + ART MOD IMAJENINK - 22 y/o, she/her
jen is the graphics and art mod for this zine!!NITW is such an adorable game and she's super excited to be working on a zine for it!! she's been a graphics/art mods for a handful of zines now and have also contributed to several zines too!her favorite NITW character is Mae! her design is really cute and she loves her sense of humor! also very relatable to her, haha!
SHIPPING + PRODUCTION + FINANCE MOD TÉA - 23 y/o, they/them
téa is the finance and shipping mod for this zine!they're a recent college graduate who has modded over ten zines, including the silver lining zine, which raised $2,000 for charity. they are also a zine contributor—having contributed cover art, page illustrations, merch, and fics. other zine experiences can be seen listed on their carrd.their favorite character is bea, who they sometimes find a little bit too relatable.
|pitch week||April 17–April 23, 2022|
|collaborative assignments/filler art assignments||April 24–April 30, 2022|
|check-in 1||May 15–May 21, 2022|
|check-in 2||July 31–August 6, 2022|
|check-in 3||September 18–September 24, 2022|
|final submission/hard final submission for merch||October 1, 2022|
|hard final submission||October 15, 2022|
|preorders/shop open||October 31, 2022 [Halloween!]|
THE PROJECT, FOR THE MOMENT, IS CAUTIOUSLY PROCEEDING WITH A PHYSICAL ZINE FOR CHARITY. AS SUCH, SPECS FOR A PHYSICAL ZINE ARE PROVIDED. HOWEVER, AT ANY POINT DURING THE PROJECT SUBJECT TO THE DEVS' APPROVAL, WE MAY NEED TO CHANGE GEARS AND DO A COMPLETELY FREE, DIGITAL ZINE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND.general zine specs✦ A5
✦ perfect bound
✦ full color
✦ ~100 pages, but this is subject to changethis is a SFW, general/canon-compliant zine. depictions of AUs (such as human versions) or non-canon couples will not be permitted.all zine contributions must be original.we ask that contributors do not share their work until after preorders are finished. the moderators will let you know when this period has passed!contributors will be compensated with, at the very least, a free digital copy of the zine. we will, however, aim to give contributors a full physical bundle with the zine + merch!page artistspage artists will be asked to produce 1 finished illustration with a background, either a single page or a spread. page artists may choose to collab with writers to illustrate their story.✦ single page: 5.8 in x 8.3 in with 0.125 in bleed (metric: 148 mm x 210 mm with a 3 mm bleed) [template provided]
✦ spread: 11.6 in x 8.3 in with 0.125 in bleed (metric: 296 mm x 210 mm with 3 mm bleed) [template provided]
✦ at least 300 dpi
✦ CMYK for printing
✦ preferred file types: PDF, TIFF, flattened PSD, PNG, high quality JPEGmerch artistsmerch artists will have the option to do 1 digital merch design or 1 physical merch design or both.in the event that we are unable to proceed with physical merch, physical merch artists will need to repurpose their work to be digital merch. moderators will help you if this happens!while we can't reasonably control what merch artists do with their work after the exclusivity period is over, we do advise that physical merch designs made for this zine are not to be re-sold in personal merch stores, etc.✦ digital merch will include: icons (400 x 400px); phone wallpapers (1080 x 1920px); desktop wallpapers (1920 x 1080px); discord emotes (32 x 32px/128 x 128px). if you'd like to do a different type of digital merch, just let the mod team know!
✦ physical merch will include: prints (8 in x 10 in - portrait or landscape); sticker sheets (4 in x 6 in - portrait or landscape); die-cut sticker (approx 2 in x 2 in - custom shape); acrylic charm (2 x 2 in - custom shape)
✦ at least 300 dpi
✦ CMYK for printingwriterswriters may choose to write one prose piece with a maximum of 2,000 words, or multiple smaller pieces (journals, poetry, in-universe news articles, etc) all totalling to around that word count. only one or two long-fic writers will be selected!✦ 2,000 words maximum
✦ no word minimum
✦ preferred file types: google document with commenting/editing permissions enabled, word documentspot illustrators/filler artistsspot illustrators will be asked to create small pieces of art to decorate and enhance written pieces! as such, you will be working closely with a writer throughout the creation process.✦ see page artist guidelines!
✦ preferred file types: PDFs, TIFFs, PSDs and PNGs, which support transparent backgrounds
please fill out the form below if you had any questions/queries regarding the project!