TRENDS


Trends is a for-profit SFW/NSFW fashion zine centered around trendy themes in an alternate universe setting with the pairing SasuSaku from Naruto! This project will feature a variety of artists and writers who are all equally as passionate about SasuSaku and the Trends theme as the mods are. Our team will be compiled of sheer SasuSaku Trendy excellence in order to bring forth quality content.

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    How to Contact Us


    Please feel free to contact us in which ever way you are most comfortable, all links can be found below.

    Additionally make sure to look through our FAQ, Schedule and Guidelines before reaching out.


    CONTRIBUTOR GUIDELINES


    Thank you so much for being interested in applying to Trends: A SasuSaku Fashion Zine. This is an SFW/NSFW zine! You must be 18+ to apply to this zine. Proof of age will be required upon acceptance!

    All contributors will receive a free pdf version of both the SFW and NSFW portions of the zine. If sales permit, the contributors may also receive physical copies as well. Below you will find the guidelines on what we’re looking for in our contributor applications! We are looking to accept 24-32 Artists, 6-8 SFW Writers, 1-2 Comic Artists, and 3-5 Merch Artists.

    Please note that if you are a creator who chooses to apply for both SFW and NSFW portions, there is a possibility you may be assigned to both versions of the zine.

    Additionally, when you apply, you will be asked to choose the three trends you would like to work with most. This does not mean you will be given your first or second choices. There could even be a possibility of you not being assigned to any of your top choices. However, we will do our best to be fair and just, and assign everyone to a trend they will be happy to create for!

    This zine is based on alternate universes so long as the fashion theme is incorporated. This includes but is not limited to SasuSaku being involved in anything from modeling to designing, or some alternative form of artistry.

    Note: We will be keeping Sasuke and Sakura 18+ for both the SFW & NSFW portions of this zine!

    We are also looking for A Solid Pitch!
    While final pitches will be required after acceptance, we ask that you submit a mock pitch in your application. It is not required but highly encouraged, as a decent pitch could set you apart from the rest of the applicants! Tell us what you envision when you think of creating for this project. We want to know how passionate and creative you are! Please note, however, that pitches are not a requirement or a final determining factor in your application.


    Types of fashion trends we will be featuring include: Sporty | Preppy | Punk | Streetwear | Vintage | Traditional | Formal

    Some examples of what these trends could include...
    Sporty - A athletic themed photoshoot, perhaps one of them plays sports
    Punk - Tattoo artist Sasuke/Sakura || Vintage - Sasuke/Sakura owning or shopping in a thrift store.

    For each trend, we intend to have at least one writer and three/four artists. You will be able to specify if you’d like to collaborate in your application. Exact collaborations would be decided after contributors are chosen on a case to case basis.

    While you will be able to pick your top three choices in your application, and we (the mods) will do our best to assign you according to your preferences, this does not mean you will be given the trend that was your first choice.

    NSFW PORTION

    Trends featured in the NSFW digital-only zine will include fashion themes such as:

    Swimwear | Lingerie | Bodypaint | Nude

    For each trend, we intend to have 1-2 NSFW writers. The number of artists is TBD. However, we are looking for 1 NSFW comic artist. Reminder: this zine is centered around the relationship between Sasuke and Sakura with the theme being fashion-related. Mentions of other characters are allowed but Sasuke and Sakura must be the main focus.

    All contributors will also be required to join our Discord server. No exceptions! This will be our primary means of communication.


    WHAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE



    Artists


    Please provide THREE of your best, finished works! One example is required to be SasuSaku; the other two can be whatever you choose! At least one must include a background as well! There will also be a spot to link your portfolio. This is also not required but highly recommended.

    You may link your work from Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Google Drive links. Just be sure sharing is enabled so we may view your work!

    We will be looking at composition, anatomy, concept, style, and color palette.


    Writers


    For your application, three examples of your BEST work must be submitted and at least ONE must be SasuSaku. There will be an option for you to submit a portfolio and while this is not required, it is highly recommended. This can be a link to a Google Drive, your Ao3, or FF.net. Each example should be a minimum of 1,200 words but no more than 2,000 as this will determine your ability to tell a story within this word count.

    If using Google Drive links, do be sure to enable sharing so we can see your work. If the documents are not accessible, your application will receive an automatic rejection.

    We will be looking at grammar, spelling, storytelling, and characterization.



    Merch Artists


    Please provide THREE finished examples of your work! One example is required to be SasuSaku; the other two can be whatever you choose! There will also be a spot to link your portfolio. This is also not required but highly recommended.

    Please include some merch designs you have done or would like to do. We will be looking at composition, anatomy, concept, style, and color palette.

    You may link your work from Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Google Drive links. Just be sure sharing is enabled so we may view your work!


    Comic Artists


    Please provide THREE finished examples of your work! One example is required to be SasuSaku; the other two can be whatever you choose! There will also be a spot to link your portfolio. This is also not required but highly recommended.

    Please include some comic designs you have done or would like to do. We will be looking at composition, anatomy, concept, story-telling, style, and color palette.

    You may link your work from Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Google Drive links. Just be sure sharing is enabled so we may view your work!

    KNOW YOUR MOD TEAM

    TYY

    Head Mod / Organizer

    Hi guys, I’m Tyy. I’m an avid writer who has had a passion for SasuSaku for more than 15 years! I enjoy contributing to zines but am looking forward to heading this project and working with a team who is just as passionate about this ship as I am.

    ARAJIKI

    Social Media Mod

    Certified Multifandom Mess. Sasusaku are soulmates and I'll die by that. DNA consists of 75% caffeine. Always online so never hesitate to reach out^^ I already know this project gonna be amazing and the road to it is gonna be even better <3

    MISERY

    Art Mod

    Hey, Misery here! I'm a digital artist with 10+ years of experience, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful project! Miss Sakura holds my heart always :cherry_blossom:


    YSA

    Graphics and Formatting Mod

    Tropical overthinker, arepa lover and fan of a lot of series at once. I'm like Isa but written with "Y"



    MARINA

    Finances and Production Mod

    Zine mod should be on my resume at this point.I run on fandom spirit and am so excited for this project! I'm looking forward to working with all of you!


    LAINE-O

    Mod Intern

    Hi, I'm Laine! I’m a forever-learning artist that hardly sleeps. I avidly read manga and love nature, plants, my dogs and SS of course! I'm really excited to participate in this zine!


    ANA

    Mod Intern

    Hi, I'm Ana! I'm a hardcore Sakura stan and Sasusaku lover. This is my first time working on a zine but I am pleased to be able to join the mod team as an intern, and have a chance to gain experience! I have a variety of skills that I can bring to this team, and I am happy to help my fellow mods in any way. I'm looking forward to working with everyone!

    YANALIE

    Mod Intern

    Hello, everyone! Im an artist whos trying her hand at being a mod. I love spooky things and boudoir, but im here for the fashion and for the SakuSasu content! I'm very excited to be on the mod team and to learn everything I can.


    SCHEDULE

    Interest Check: OCT 1 - NOV 1
    Mod Applications: OCT 1 - NOV 1
    Mod Acceptence Emails Sent: NOV 5
    Contributor Applications: NOV 10 - DEC 10
    Emails Sent: DEC 20
    Pitches Due: JAN 15
    1st Check-In: (Outline / ideas) FEB 10
    2nd Check-In: (Soft Deadline / 1st Draft / 50%) MAR 10
    3rd Check-In: (Hard Deadline / 75-100%) APR 15
    Final Submissions: MAY 15
    Preorders: TBD
    Shipping: TBD

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a Fanzine?
    A Fanzine is a fan-book related to different fandoms/ships as a form of entertainment created by a variety of artists and writers.

    What is this Fanzine about?
    Trends: A SasuSaku Fashion Fanzine is an SFW and NSFW Fanzine centered around the relationship between Sasuke and Sakura in alternate universes.

    What’s the theme of Trends: A SasuSaku Fanzine?
    Fashion! We will be featuring different trends/fashion styles in a variety of ways!

    Is this Fanzine for profit or for charity?
    After the results of our Interest Check, Trends is decided to be a for-profit zine!

    Will contributors be paid?
    As Trends is for-profit, all contributors will receive compensation. First, we intend to provide contributors with all zine content at no cost to them, and the remainder of profits will be split evenly amongst the contributors.

    How many contributors are we looking to accept?
    SFW: 24-32 Artists | 6-8 Writers | 3-5 Merch Artists | 1 Comic ArtistNSFW: 4-8 Writers | 1 Comic Artist | Artists 8-16
    Will contributors receive a free copy of the Fanzine?
    All contributors will receive a free pdf of both the SFW and NSFW portions of the zine. We will have three goals in mind when it comes to the physical portions.
    Goal 1: Physical ZineGoal 2: Full Bundle (Zine & Merch)Goal 3: Full bundle + free shipping
    Can I apply for more than one position?
    Yes, but you may only be chosen for one!

    Can I apply for both the SFW and NSFW portions?
    Yes. You will be asked if you would like to apply to only one or both. If you apply for both and are willing to create for both, you may be assigned to both, so answer wisely.

    What if I need an extension?
    At request, extensions may be permitted for the first couple check-ins. The third check-in and the final check-in are HARD check-ins, meaning extensions will be limited due to pinch hitters needing time to step in should they be requested. If you have to drop out for whatever reason, we ask that you notify the mods in a timely manner, though we understand that life happens.

    Is there an age restriction?
    Yes. As this is an SFW/NSFW zine, all applicants must be 18 and older.

    Can I post my work outside of the Fanzine?
    We will set a timeline for after shipping where-in contributors may post their work to the public if they wish to do so.

    Guest Contributors

    To be Announced.