STATUS: PRODUCTION!!!

📅 CURRENT 📅
SCHEDULE

Interest Check:
Mon, Nov. 9 - Mon, Dec. 7, 2020

Co-host Applications:
Wed, Dec. 9 - Wed. Dec. 23, 2020

Mod Applications:
Dec. 30, 2020 - Jan. 6, 2021

Contributor Applications:
Jan. 25 - Feb. 21

Deliberation + Results:
Feb. 21 - Feb. 26

Pitches Assigned:
Feb. 27 - Mar. 1

Creation Period:
Mar. - May 2021

Check-in #1:
March 19

Check-in #2:
April 16

Check-in #3:
May 21

Final Submissions:
June 4

Preorders:
June 25 - Aug. 2, 2021

Formatting + Production:
Aug. - Oct., 2021

Shipping:
October 2021

Leftover Sales:
TBD

🍖 ABOUT 🍖

Inspired by the everlasting bonds deepened through the sharing of teatime and meals at the Garreg Mach Monastery, Fódlan Cuizine is an upcoming SFW fanzine and cookbook, celebrating the food, friendships, and families of Fódlan.

Our theme is warmth and community. The zine will strive to highlight the various relationships in Fire Emblem: Three Houses through heartfelt stories and art, while featuring recipes of food from the game as well as original dishes and drinks inspired by it.

Fódlan Cuizine is a fan made, non-profit project. All proceeds from the sale of the zine will be donated to the organization Action Against Hunger.

Check out our lineup HERE!

🐟 Meet the Mods 🐟

Pear @itspearbae 🍐
head, logistics, communications
she/her | 25+ | US

Pear is a first-time mod for a fanzine. Though it is her first time organizing a fan project, she has plenty of related experience through her irl jobs in publishing and event planning as a writer, editor, and social media/ marketing specialist and in working on indie zines.

Hours spent on FE3H: 320+
Favorite character: Felix and Lorenz (unfortunately)
Fun fact: Has 300+ tabs of fanfics open on her phone at all times

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Rachel @Metallic_Sweet 🥃
co-head, writing
they/them | 31 | US

Rachel is a first-time mod for a fanzine. They have experience in professional and academic research and publishing, and they have spent many years writing and collaborating on fanfiction and fan creative projects. They are also an enthusiastic homecook and baker.

Hours spent on FE3H: 315+
Fav character: FERDINAND VON AEGIR
Fun fact: Collects cookbooks and recipes from the 1940s-80s

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Monica @tastygarregmach 🧁
chef
she/her | 25 | US

Monica’s first passion is food and second passion is Fire Emblem. Having formally studied pastry arts, she spends her days working as a pastry chef and her nights logging way too many hours into Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Hours spent on FE3H: 370
Fav character: Claude and Sylvain
Fun fact: Her pursuit for food has led her to travel to over 30 different countries

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Jihae @ajihaew 🍰
art
she/her | 20 | US

Jihae is an illustration student who likes drawing colorful things and stuff you'd see in a cafe. Also, swords? That probably fits.

Hours spent on FE3H: An agonizing 125 hours
Favorite character: Claude
Fun fact: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is a tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube video game console

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Weiwei @weiwei_cos 🍒
formatting
she/her | 24 | US

Weiwei is a graphic designer with a love for books and a first-time fanzine mod. She has experience with creating book layouts, packaging design, and creating social media illustrations and graphics. She is looking forward to creating a beautiful food zine with everyone!

Hours spent on FE3H: A mystery
Fav character: Linhardt
Fun fact: She is an avid collector of realistic food plushies

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Ray @b00giewara 🍓
graphic design, formatting
she/her | 29 | US

Ray is a graphic designer working in the gaming industry. She cannot cook to save her own life but can spend hours talking about fresh produce. She has plenty of experience as a zine moderator and also has spent too much time crying over Dimitri Fire Emblem.

Hours spent on FE3H: 180+
Favorite character: Dimitri
Fun fact: Has a soft spot for pirates, apparently

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Lolo @missdoodlesalot 🍣
graphic design
she/her | 24 | US

Lolo is an illustrator and graphic designer living in SoCal. She spends her days making cute merch and dreaming about Edeleth.

Hours spent on FE3H: 67
Favorite character: Edelgard
Fun fact: She has a pet snake named Celica (named after the character in FE Echoes)

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Kyousa @kyousa38 🍳
finance, production, shipping
he/she/they | US

Kyousa has worked on production, finance, shipping, and administrative roles on various zines in the Fire Emblem community. There’s nothing they love more than the feeling of seeing a customer receive and enjoy a fanbook! They’re excited to be working with everyone, and hope that you’ll fall in love with Fódlan Cuizine too!

Hours spent on FE3H: Enough
Fav character: Lysithea and Felix
Fun fact: Can never eat too much hotpot

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Lee @treefroglee 🐌
organization
they/she | 20 | US

Lee has been a moderator on over a dozen zines, and a contributor for a handful of others. They have taken on a number of roles, ranging from organization to social media to formatting to finances. They’re extremely excited to work on this project!

Hours spent on FE3H: 280+
Fav character: Linhardt or Lysithea
Fun fact: They are learning how to make wall shelves

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Vibird @Feroxai_ 🍡
advisor, professional hand holder
she/her | 24 | The Land Down Under

As a sufferer of project-itis, Vibird has modded a few zines, discord servers, and projects. But while she is here, she is just a student of Cooking Zine 101.

Hours spent on FE3H: 130
Fav character: Fewix
Fun fact: Vibird stans Carl-bot, the superior Discord Management bot. Check out carl.gg for--

⚔️ F.A.Q. ⚔️

Is the zine for profit or non-profit?

The zine will be non-profit! All proceeds made after the cost of production and compensating contributors with a copy of the project will be donated to the charity Action Against Hunger.

When should I expect to receive my order?

Bundles are estimated to be shipped out in October! Please keep an eye out on our social media for news and production updates.

When will the PDF of zines be sent out?

They will be sent out once packages begin shipment in October!

Where will the zines be shipped from?

The zines will be shipped from the US!

Will any of the physical merch and stretch goal merch be sold individually?

We plan on selling physical merch individually and in bundles in our leftover sale this coming fall. However, please be aware that we are unable to guarantee that all merch items will be in stock in our store!

When will you have leftover sales?

We will have leftover sales once all preorder bundles are shipped out. Please stay tuned for an email sign up form in the coming months if you want to be notified of our leftover sales!

Can I update my mailing address if it changes after I place an order?

Yes! We will be sending out an email to our physical bundle purchasers shortly prior to our shipping period, which will contain instructions on how to update your shipping address.

How many pages will the book be? Will it have a spine?

We are estimating the zine to be 120+ pages! We are currently looking at it being paperback and perfect bound.

Will contributors retain rights to their work?

Yes, absolutely. Contributors will be able to publish their completed pieces and print them for distribution and sale following 3-6 months after the conclusion of the zine project, which includes pre-orders and after sales.

Why is “cuisine” spelt like that?

"Cuizine" is intentionally spelt with a 'z' because it's a play on words! It's a zine about the cuisine in Fódlan, therefore "Fódlan Cui-Zine."

⚔️ OLD F.A.Q. ⚔️

Is the zine for profit or non-profit?

The zine will be non-profit! All proceeds made after the cost of production and compensating contributors with a copy of the project will be donated to the charity Action Against Hunger.

How will contributors be compensated?

All contributors will receive a complimentary physical copy of the zine! In the case that the book breaks even, shipping will be provided free of charge; otherwise, contributors will be asked to cover shipping fees for their copy. If financially possible, contributors will also receive all merchandise produced for the book. Otherwise, merchandise artists will receive copies of their work, and all other contributors will have the option of purchasing the merch at production price.

Will contributors retain rights to their work?

Yes, absolutely. Contributors will be able to publish their completed pieces and print them for distribution and sale following 3-6 months after the conclusion of the zine project, which includes pre-orders and after sales.

How will we be communicating throughout the zine process?

We will be communicating through Discord. Contributors will be invited to the zine server.

Will all houses receive equal representation?

Yes. We will strive to ensure that each of the three main houses (Golden Deer, Black Eagles, Blue Lions) receive equal representation in the zine.

Are ships allowed?

As this is a general zine highlighting food, platonic bonds, and found family, we would prefer that ships are not depicted unless it is a very, VERY subtle nod (ie. Characters can look longingly at each other from across the dining hall table if that floats your boat!)

Will AUs be allowed?

No, there will not be any AUs in this zine. The content should center around the in-canon pre-timeskip and post-timeskip phase.

Are black and white illustrations acceptable?

Short answer: Yes!

Long answer: Zine contributors will be chosen based on their portfolio submissions. If the artwork is fully rendered and the mods see that the style is a good fit for the zine, then an artist will be accepted regardless of whether or not they create artwork in color.

Where will the zines be shipped from?

The zines will be shipped from the US!

Is a food-centered piece required for artist applications?

It is not required, but it would definitely help your application if we can see that you have experience illustrating food!

Are writers required to have a FE3H sample for their application?

Yes, one sample for the writer’s application must be FE3H-related. It may be canon, canon-divergent, or AU.

How many pages will the book be? Will it have a spine?

We are estimating the zine to be around 140 pages! We are currently looking at it being paperback and perfect bound.

Should recipes be cooking only, or is baking okay?

All types of recipes, such as cooking, baking, and even drinks, are a-ok! We encourage everyone to pitch a wide array of recipe ideas including stacks of steaks and cakes and crumbs and yums!

What unit of measurement should we use when we submit our recipe samples for the chef application?

Chef applicants are encouraged to use whatever metric they are most comfortable with in the application process!

How many and what kind of spot illustrations will page artists be asked to draw?

We will likely be asking for 2-3 spot illustrations at most! The illustrations will be of food or ingredients to accompany recipes and stories.

Will there be house-oriented bundles?

It's definitely something that we're considering the possibility of. We don't have a concrete answer as of right now since it depends on contributors and their pitches, but we will share any updates as we move forward with the zine!

Are we allowed to submit inter-house pitches?

Yes! We definitely encourage applicants to submit inter-house pitches! The question asking about house choice (in the application) is mainly to help us make sure that we have as even as possible distribution between houses and characters on our end.

Why is “cuisine” spelt like that?

"Cuizine" is intentionally spelt with a 'z' because it's a play on words! It's a zine about the cuisine in Fódlan, therefore "Fódlan Cui-Zine."

🎣 Lineup 🎣

See our full lineup HERE!