Paranormalcy: A Cryptozoology Zine
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PARANORMALCY is an upcoming zine focused on cryptids and cryptozoology. It will feature art and writing from a range of contributors, as well as optional digital merch alongside the digital zine itself.
If you have an interest in the paranormal, then it has an interest in you! Consider applying to be part of the project, or following updates as we build towards the finished product. The zine will be digital and for profit.

Current Stage:
Production Period!

What kind of cryptids will be included? The zine will be open to a wide range of cryptids, both popular and obscure. This includes traditional cryptids, like Mothman, folk creatures such as mermaids, and urban legends. The only exception will be folklore with serious cultural significance that it could be offensive to depict clumsily.
Do you have a question? Sending a message to the zine’s tumblr account will get you the fastest response! Do you want to take part? Great! Check the zine’s schedule and see how far along we are. If you want to be kept updated, follow our social media. We’re waiting for you.

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PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Mod Apps Open - 1st April
Interest Check Opens - 1st April
Mod Apps Close - 23rd April
Interest Check Closes - 25th April
Mod Application Results - 27th April
Contributor Apps Open - 28th April
Contributor Apps Close - 29th May
Contributor Application Results - 10th June
First Check In - 1st July
Second Check In - 1st August
Third Check In - 1st September
Final Pieces Due - 25th September

Guidelines for Contributor Applicants:
This is what will be expected from contributors, and advice on what is needed to apply for the zine.

Writers
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You will be asked to create an engaging story that focuses on cryptids or cryptozoology in general, and must be prepared to work to the zine's creation schedule.
You will need a portfolio with examples of finished stories. Any genre of writing is fine, but mystery, horror, or urban fantasy examples are good demonstrations of what this zine is looking for.
Prepare three examples of your best work before applying. (<7k total).

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Artists
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You will be asked to create a polished piece that focuses on cryptids or cryptozoology in general, and must be prepared to work to the zine's creation schedule.
You will need a portfolio with examples of polished work, including at least some finished backgrounds. Any style of art is fine, but art depicting monsters is a good demonstration of what this zine is looking for.
Prepare three examples of your best work before applying.

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Merch Artists
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You will be asked to create two or more smaller pieces depicting cryptids, and must be prepared to work to the zine's creation schedule.
You will need a portfolio with examples of polished work, with a focus on characters. Any style of art is fine, but examples of icons, emojis, and other digital merch are greatly encouraged.
Prepare three examples of your best work before applying.

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Additional Requirements:
Must be 18 or older.Willing to join the zine's discord.

Who are the Mods?

Victor Hannibal - Head Mod
"Hi, I'm Victor. I've been part of ten zines, run dozens of fan events / exchanges over the years, run an active discord server, and published my first collection of horror art and writing last year. Loved the paranormal since I was two years old. I'm excited to get this project started!"

Verz - Graphics Mod
"Hey! I'm Verz! I've been a longtime zine contributor and now moving into zine moderation; a link to which can be found on my carrd @ ghost-boots! I've been a big fan of cryptozoology, the occult and all that stuff for a long time <3 I'm excited to be your graphics mod!"

Lora B - General Mod
"I'm Lora B - I've been a part of dozens of zines the past three years (including Mansion of Fears, the Casper High Yearbook, and more). I've been a lover of cryptids since my older sis introduced me to Nessie and the wacky as hell series Lost Tapes. Excited to work with y'all!"

Noct - General Mod
"Hi all! I've been a part of a handful of zines and I've been modding pretty strenuously since last year! I'm active in a bunch of events and mod other servers as well! I've always loved things that're spooky or creepy or just weird so I'm super happy to be a part of the project!"