Zine Info

Sharper than Knives is an Overwatch fanzine focusing on the terrorist organization, Talon. The book will feature short fanfics, comics, solo art pieces, and group art pieces of Talon agents.

Zine Specs

  • Perfect bound book
  • Premium gloss cover
  • 6 x 9
  • Full color

Zine Deadlines

  • DEC 6 - applications open
  • DEC 22 - application deadline
  • DEC 22-25 - artists notified
  • JAN 17 - first check in and bonus merch proposal applications due
  • FEB 7 - middle check in
  • MAR 7 - final submissions due
  • MAR 10- pre-order period begins
  • MAR 25 - pre-order period ends
  • MID/LATE APR - orders sent out and artists paid

Artist Information

  • 30 artists will be selected
  • 1 artist will do the cover art
  • Artists may do up to 2 pages

Writer Information

  • 2-5 writers will be selected
  • Writers can do up to 800 words (fit to 2 pages)

Art Portfolio Requirements

  • Must show at least 5 completed pieces with backgrounds
  • No nsfw. Any portfolios with nsfw drawings will be disregarded
  • If using Tumblr, an art tag must be linked. Art only blogs that are actually only art don’t need a tag linked
  • If using Twitter, your media tag or moment must be linked
  • If using Instagram, more than half of posts must be art

Compensation Information

  • This is a for-profit zine where all profit made will be divided among the artists involved
  • As host/publisher, I (Catstealers-Zines), will get a 5% cut of the profits as compensation for putting the book together and shipping it out
  • All participating artists will receive a free physical copy of the zine shipped to them
  • All artists participating in bonus merchandise will receive all extras as bonus compensation
  • All participating artists will be able to purchase extra copies at production cost to sell on their own for profit
  • All participating artists are free to make and sell prints of their finished pieces and any bonus merchandise after the zines have been shipped out
  • All artists will be paid based on the amount of pages submitted.