A seelie beckons to you, its blue wisps glimmering in the evening light as it waits for you to follow.

Though you expect naught more than a spot of treasure, what waits for you inside the chest is a dusty tome. Inside the cover you find....

Dear Reader,

A terrible curse has fallen on the pages of this book. Once full of wondrous myths, it is now empty. It is up to you, should you desire, to help breathe imagination and wonder into its pages again once more, until the magic in its pages can make people smile again once more.

Hard work requires the proper tithes, of course…

(This is a for-profit project)
To recover the book, here is what we require.

Pieces
This book will feature 35 magical illustrations, with 5 tales to fuel the imagination. Those who wield the quill will be paired with those that prefer a brush, and wish to illustrate the tales our authors shall weave.
(Artists may choose to work with a writer to create spreads)
a size of of six by nine, perfect bound

Info Doc

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Interest Check: January 10 - January 25
Mod Intro: Feb 2 - Feb 28
Guest Intros: Feb 10 - March 5th
Contributor Apps: February 1st - March 1st
App Results: March 6th-March 10th
Concept Check-In: March 15-20th (Confirm assigned pitches)
Contributor intro: April 10- before pre-orders open
First Check-In: April 30 (25% complete, rough sketch/outline)
Second Check-In: May 30 (50% complete, line art, rough draft)
Third Check-In: June 30 (75% complete, coloring, nearly completed draft+editing)
Final Submission: July 15 (complete pieces)
Pre-order Open: Late July-August
Shipping: TBD

This book will display the works of Monstadt and Liyue.

Though if the electric archon may allow it, we may include stories from Inazuma.

To be friendly to all readers, we ask for no romance -- for typically romantic princess stories, we’ll ask that the princess of the story is focused on using solo pieces. (However, Diluc may portray Snow White or Cinderella in princely attires, we ask that motifs are heavily represented instead of showcasing pairings.)

Everyone has a tale to tell and a part to play. A frequently appearing character would overshadow those with less of a presence. Therefore, the characters represented must be unique to the tale and no more than 2 tales are allowed to share the same main character. However, for tales that feature a bigger cast, we may be able to see a few more familiar faces (5). We will assign distributions after taking preference forms from everyone.

Character List

Monstadt: Diluc, Kaeya, Lisa, Barbara, Jean, Klee, Fischl/Emi, Oz, Noelle, Rosaria, Albedo, Sucrose, Venti, Bennet, Sprite!Venti, Dvalin, Nameless Bard, Andrius, Venessa, Amber, Mona, Diona, Razor, Noelle, Rosaria, & Little Timmie

Liyue: Zhongli, Keqing, Qiqi, Baizhu, Xingqiu, Ningguang, Hu Tao, Chonghyun, Cloud Retainer, Mountain Shaper, Juyeun, Ganyu, Xiao, Beidou, Xiangling, Baizhu, Beidou, Xinyan, Morax Statue!Zhong, & Madame Ping

Other Teyvat Locals: Childe/Ajax/Tartaglia, Teucer, Signora, Scaramouche, Dainsleif, & Emergency Food- HEY! it's Paimon

Outlander: Lumine, & Aether

Fairytale Selection

Stories need not be limited to any one country or region--we welcome stories from all over the world in various mediums. Here are a few that come to mind, but your own suggestions are always welcome. Fear not if you haven’t any tales in mind, for here we have timeless stories for you to draw inspiration from:

Here is one list with stories:
Fairytales
Stories by Brothers Grimm
•Nursery Rhymes

Alice in Wonderland, Nutcracker || The Little Match Girl || Swan Lake || Goldilocks || The Elves and the Shoemaker || Peter Pan || Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp || Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves || Sinbad || Hansel and Gretel || Pied Piper || Puss in Boots || Thumbelina || The Snow Queen || Rumplestiltskin || Pinnochio || Princess and the Pea || The Nightingale || Red Riding Hood || Jack and the Beanstalk || Twelve Dancing Princesses || Tom Thumb || Golden touch of King Midas || Frog Prince || Wizard of Oz

Stories that might fit Liyue:
(Liyue characters are not limited to these, however!)
•Rose of Evening
•Lady of the Moon
•The Magic Lotus Lantern
•The Water Mother

Princess Stories:
Cinderella || Rapunzel || Sleeping Beauty || Little Mermaid || Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (The dwarves would also be an acceptable group piece)

May I stream my piece?
You may stream the beginning portion of it such as sketches/linework, but please do not publicly stream beyond that point. Thank you!

What are you looking for in contributors?
For artists, we are looking for a strong foundation with a style that would be suited for the fairytale nature of this zine. For writers, we expect strong prose, and poetry to be merged with artistic spreads.

Is this for profit or charity?
This is planned to be a for profit project.

What is a zine?
In this case, it is a collection of art/stories bound in a book.

Will you ship internationally?
Yes, if mailing regulations change we may face delays, but we have plans to ship internationally.

Is this a sfw zine, or nsfw?
It is a sfw zine.

What compensation will the contributors receive?
All contributors will receive a full bundle, and will receive shares of the zine profit based on work contributed.

All other details will be found in the rest of this carrd, or our info doc if that is what you prefer.

Come forth, brave adventurers!

We have gathered a total of 43 tale weavers for this project. We hope you look forward to their pieces that will be available for pre-orders in Late July-August 2021.