A Future Lovesquare Zine

Are you sick of memory wipes? Want the lovesquare to finally be canon? This is the fanbook for you! This zine will feature the lovesquare in their happily ever after. From college days together, moving in and their first home, proposal time, and balance as working parents and superheroes, this project promises to fulfill all your lovesquare needs!

Current Event: Interest Check! Tell us what you want to see in our project!
Fill it out HERE

Nov 12th - Jan 2nd Interest Check
Jan 10th Contributor Apps Open
Feb 10th Contributor Apps Close
Feb 13th Results Sent Out
March 6th First Check-In
March 27th Second Check-In
April 17th Third Check-In
May 15th Final Submission
June 17th Preorders Open

This is a Lovesquare in the future fanbook, featuring our lovely couples post reveal and in love! From proposal time to married with children we just want to see our lovesquare happy!

Book will be 5.5 x 8.5 perfect bound. Featuring around 120 pages. We will feature both artists and writers.

We also plan to feature merch based on the results of the interest check.

What is the theme of this project? Will AUs be allowed?
The theme is Lovesquare in the future, featuring our lovely couples post reveal and in love! From proposal time to married with children we just want to see our lovesquare happy! We will not be allowing AUs that could not be canon-compliant (e.g. Tangled AU).

Is this a for-profit or charity project
This is will be determined by the interest check!

How are contributors compensated?
All contributors will get a PDF and should sales goals be met contributors will get a full bundle as well.

How many contributors are you accepting?
We will be accepting 25 artists, and 5 writers which is subject to change.

Are ships assigned and what is the workload?
An artist is expected to provide either two artwork pieces or one artwork and merch item. For writers, they will get a 4.5k word count limit and the word count can be split between 1-2 stories. Contributors will be assigned a ship and the assignments will be based on what was selected by the contributor during the application period. We want to make sure that all sides of the Lovesquare are represented.

Is traditional artwork allowed?
Of course! We would love to feature traditional artwork, and should a contributor go down that route they are still expected to have the artwork sized correctly and placed into our templates.

Where will this project be shipping from?
The project will ship from Canada. Any VAT or duties will be the responsibility of the buyer.

Who are the mods and what are their experience?
Be sure to check us out in our mod section!

For Artists:
✧ You will be asked to submit three works. You can link posts from your social media accounts into your application.
✧ Links MUST work or the application will be disqualified without notice.
✧ Applications must have at least one MLB artwork included. The piece does not have to be focused on the lovesquare. We just want to see your style with the MLB characters.
✧ At least one art piece must be fully rendered with a background as well as be in the style you plan to use for the zine.
✧ If you wish to do merch please attach art styles that you think would suit the merch you want to make. No previous experience with merch is needed. We will be providing templates.
✧ Traditional art is allowed.
✧ We will be judging art based on anatomy, coloring, lighting, etc. Keep in mind when submitting, we want to see what you plan to create. So please ensure that your upload works with the style you will most likely use for the zine.

For Writers:
✧ You will be asked to submit three pieces, highly recommended that they are MLB fan fiction. It does not have to be ship based.
✧ Make sure to link us to your Ao3, Tumblr, Fanfic.com, drive, etc, whatever accounts you use.
✧ Links MUST work or the application will be disqualified without notice.
✧ The submitted pieces do not have to be from completed fan fiction. It can be a single chapter from an uncompleted, or larger, work.
✧ Each writing sample you give us can just be a single chapter or one-shot there is no word limit. The pieces can be AU-themed.
✧ We will be judging writing based on format (paragraph size, breaks, etc.) writing flow, grammar, characterization, etc. Please send pieces of work that best represent your current style of writing.

Zine Workload - Be sure to check out WORK PROCESS section for more information!
Accepted Zine Artists are to submit two artwork page pieces or one artwork page piece and one merch.
Accepted Zine Writers will submit up to a 4.5K word count story that can be spilt between 1-2 stories.

Hidden Applications Password: Lovesquareforthewin

It will be required that contributors join the Discord Server, since it’s going to be our primary form of communication. We will use it from check-ins and announcements to everything in between.

Contributors will be given 3 months to finish their pieces for the project.

Artists are to submit two artwork page pieces or one artwork page piece and one merch.
Writers will submit up to a 4.5K word count story that can be spilt between 1-2 stories.

There will be three check-ins that are 3 weeks apart, followed by one month to submit the final submission.

Check-In Schedules:
✧ First Check-in: March 6th
Artists: Sketch is Done
Writers: General Summary
✧ Second Check-in: March 27th
Artists: Lineart is done and Base Colours Done
Writers: 50% of Work is Done
✧ Third Check-in: April 17th
Artists: Most of Rendering is Done, just final touch ups.
Writers: Mostly done, and ready for beta edits.
✧ Final Submission: May 15th
Artists: All work done, saved as PSD file ready to submit.
Writers: Final copy is done and has been fully edited.

All check-ins will be submitted via Google forms that are located in channels in the discord. If a contributor does not fill out the Google form or get in contact with us for an extension we will assume that they have dropped out and are no longer interested in the project. If a contributor wishes to drop out they must contact a mod so that pinch hitters can be contacted. As for pinch hitters, we will do our best to compromise with what they can do to ensure that the work is done in a timely manner without stress.

WIPs can be posted but only up to 50% and we ask that you tag our social media so that we can share the love!

Thank you so much for your interest in the project!

Mods

Role: Head ● Graphics ● Finance/Production ● Shipping

I’ve modded over 27 zines and have 20 fully finished! This is my 5th project as a head mod! I have experience in many roles!

My finance and graphics experience includes “Eclipse : A Zuruta Zine” “Thank you Furuba: Fruits Basket Zine” “Seasons of Love: A Netteflix Calendar” “Best Friend Squad Wedding: A She Ra Zine” “Hold On: A Tokka Zine” “Crossroads: A HQ zine” “Domain Expansion : A JJK Zine” "Everlasting: A Hualian Zine" and many more!

Role: Writer ● Beta

I've been in the MLB fandom for a while. I was shipping mod for Kitty Love Volumes 1 & 2.

Role: General ● Art

I like drawing my fave characters and I've gen modded another zine that's currently in progress and it's pretty fun, so I'm happy to be here and support. I also like to draw my faves with expressions of panic, cause it's cute. 🤣 I do illustration and landscape/BG work!

Role: Social Media

Hiya~ 💫💫 This is my first time modding a MLB zine! I’ve modded 10+ completed zines, and have been a contributor in 70+ more as a artist, merch and writer ~ (=´∀`)人(´∀`=) Very excited to be here 🌟