Mosaic: a MiniMoni Zine
A zine for namjoon & jimin.
About + FAQ
Welcome to Mosaic: a MiniMoni Zine! This zine is about interpreting and exploring eight different colors and relating them to Namjoon & Jimin!
You can choose to explore as many colors in the palette as you want, ranging from just one to all eight!
About the Zine
What is a zine/fanzine?
A zine is a fanmade booklet/magazine that is a collection of art and/or writing revolving around a particular subject or theme. It usually comes with merchandise alongside the booklet, both of which may be digital and/or physical.What is this zine about?
Mosaic is centered around the relationship and friendship between Namjoon & Jimin of BTS. Contributors will be asked to create pieces inspired by a provided color palette.What are the zine specifications?
Mosaic will be perfect bound, sized 5.5" x 8.5" with various merch options! Templates will be provided!Is this zine for-profit or for-charity? What does that mean?
This zine is a for-profit zine. This means that all profits earned from the zine's sales will be equally distributed between contributors and mods. The profit portions of minors (ages 17 and under) and contributors/mods who would like to decline their profits will either be added to the profit pool or donated to a chosen charity.Do the mods have any experience running zines? Who are they?
Yes, we have a very experienced mod team! You can learn more about us here.
Content in the Zine
Do pieces have to be romantic?
Nope, it's completely up to the contributor what kind of relationship between Namjoon and Jimin they want to portray. :) We welcome platonic and queerplatonic pieces as much as we do romantic.Is NSFW allowed?
No, this is a SFW zine.What is the color palette?
An image of the color palette is provided below. The hex codes are: #526682, #7FAFD2, #C9ECED, #9FCFC4, #051937, #F49AA5, #EBBAC0, #FFF9C1. All tints and shades of these eight colors will be accepted for artwork! Writers will be assigned 1-4 colors of their choice and write a fic corresponding to it, in whatever way that means for them.
How many contributors are you accepting?
Our zine will be made up of 33 artists, 9 writers, and 6 merch artists. We are accepting 30 artists, 6 writers, and 5 merch artists through applications.What kind of pieces are page artists making?
Page artists will be making one piece that will cover an entire page of the zine. Some artists may sign up to create a spread or comic as well.What's the word count range for writers?
Writers will need to create a SFW piece between 1,000-1,500 words.Once the zine is completed, do I retain the rights to my work?
Yes, absolutely! We do ask that while the zine is still actively going (starting from creation period through to shipping for leftover sales) that you do not share, post, or sell your work until the mods have given you the go ahead to do so! But you will retain all rights to your work upon the zine's completion and the zine will not retain its rights to distribute your work.How will contributors and mods communicate/keep in contact?
Our main mode of contact is through Discord and email! We do require that you have a Discord account so that you can join our zine's server; we will frequently make announcements and updates there. We will, however, also send out emails for the more important announcements. Also, any important or sensitive information (such as emails and addresses) will remain completely confidential from other contributors; only the mod team will be able to view this information.How can I know to trust you with the finances of the zine?
We realize there has been uptick in certain zines scamming the contributors and buyers out of their time and money, but we want to assure you that will not happen here! The finances for Mosaic will be handled by two people in the mod team (Dianna and Astrid) and we will be transparent with contributors and buyers during the entire pre-order, production, and shipping process. If you still feel uncertain, we highly recommend you check us out on our Meet the MiniMoni Mods page and check out our socials!Will contributors receive free copies of the zine?
All contributors will receive the digital zine for free! We are also aiming to be able to compensate all contributors with full bundles as thanks for contributing their time and creativity. Whether or not we're able to do this is wholly dependent on sales.Are minors allowed to participate?
Yes, we welcome creators of any ages! However, when the zine is ready to pay out its shares, we legally cannot pay minors for their services, even with parental permission, so these shares will automatically be donated to charity or added to the contributor pool. Please keep this in mind when you're applying!Am I allowed to drop out if something happens where I can no longer contribute to the zine?
Yes, you may drop out of the zine at any time if needed. We just ask that you inform us ASAP so that we may contact a pinch-hitter to cover your spot as soon as we can.
Meet the MiniMoni Mods!
About: I am minjoon enthusiast first, human second.Position: Organization, Communications, Writing, and Social Media ModExperience:
- Re-spect: a Namgi Zine (Writing and Social Media Mod)
- Harmony: A Yoongi Zine (Writing, Social Media, and Communications Mod)
- Blue & Violet: an Indigo Zine (Head, Organization, Finance, Layout/Formatting, Writing, Communications, Social Media, and Graphics Mod)
- Admin for 10+ fests
- Contributor to 21+ zines
About: am i a human or a fish, who knows. not me not you.Position: Graphics ModExperience:
- Re-spect: A Namgi Zine (Graphics and Art Mod)
- Contributor for way too many zines lmaoo
About: Hi, everyone! I’m super excited to be here because it’s MINIMONIIIIPosition: Finance, Production, Shipping, and Discord ModExperience:
- Code 130613: a BTS Cyberpunk Zine (Communications and Shipping Mod)
- Harmony: A Yoongi Zine (Finance & Shipping, Layout)
- Prism: A JinKook Color Zine (Finance & Shipping)
- Mod for 20+ zines
About: my love for minimoni is more than mini !! Position: Art, General, and Discord ModExperience:
- soop: a bts comfort zine (Finance, Production, and Shipping Mod)
- Frisson: A BTS Rock Zine (Shipping Mod)
- Vante: A Taehyung Zine (Finance, Production, and Shipping Mod)
- 40+ zines in various mod roles
About: number 1 advocate for big mini + small moni dynamicPosition: Layout & Formatting ModExperience:
- Re-spect: A Namgi Zine (Intern)
- General appreciator of artmy and zines, first time as a mod (please be gentle with me!)
About: #1 minjoon harmonies enthusiastPosition: Writing ModExperience:
- I’ve written my fair share of fic over the years & am also a professional copywriter in real life ✍🏼
About: minimoni are cute and superior to most things in this world-- just like sharks!Position: Social Media ModExperience:
- Contributor for two zines + a couple of fests
- Re-spect: A Namgi Zine (Intern)
- Currently a full-time college student desperately waiting for his next break!
Interest Check Opens: March 1st
Interest Check Closes: March 29th
Contributor Applications Open: April 19th
Contributor Applications Close: May 27th (Extended)
Contributor Application Results: June 10th
Deadline for contributors to accept: June 17th
Pitches: June 17th - June 24th
Pitches sent out: July 1st
Check-in 1: July 30th
Check-in 2: August 27th
Check-in 3: September 24th
Final check-in (Check-in 4): October 22nd
Deadline: November 19th
Pre-orders open: January 6, 2024
Pre-orders close: February 3, 2025
Production period: February-April 2024
Shipping period: April/May 2024+
Leftover sales (if applicable): June 2024This zine operates in PST.
Please read over our About page if you haven't already!This zine will focus on writing, art, and merchandise with some contributors brought on through invitation but most through our application process.There will be a digital polyamorous zine add-on focusing on MiniMoni x member(s) if there is enough interest from accepted contributors, but it will be voluntary. We are also looking to create a behind-the-scenes digital zine add-on, but this will also be determined by contributors' interest.We are looking for 30 page artists, 6 writers, and 5 merch artists. You can apply for multiple roles, but we will only accept you for one.
- No NSFW pieces are allowed in your application. Since our zine is a SFW zine only, we want to see pieces that showcase that.- While linking your examples below, please remember that if you're using Google Drive, make sure your privacy settings for the link allow us to view them! You're more than welcome to use any other sites as well, like links to your Twitter, DeviantArt, photo hosting sites, AO3, etc.‼️ Links that don't work may disqualify you!
Page Artist Requirements
Applicants will be judged on their understanding of lighting, backgrounds, and anatomy.- One piece must feature BTS, Namjoon, and/or Jimin.- A minimum of 3 sample pieces are required, one of which should include a background.- All samples must be complete. Work-In-Progress samples will not be considered.- Examples should showcase the style you plan on using for the zine!
- We also ask for a portfolio, which can be anything from a Google Drive folder to a Twitter moment to a DeviantArt page. This is just to give the mods an opportunity to check out other work if we're struggling to make a decision!- All sample pieces and portfolios must be SFW.🌸 If accepted, page artists will be expected to draw (1) SFW piece (single page, spread, or comic) for our main zine.
APPLY TO BE A PAGE ARTIST HERE
Merch Artist Requirements
Applicants will be judged on their understanding of lighting, backgrounds (if applicable to merch), and anatomy.- We require 3 examples for merch that you've done before or think would work as a merch item. You're more than welcome to also share art pieces to fulfill the 3 example requirement (ex. something you'd see on an art print vs a single charm).- One piece must feature BTS, Namjoon, and/or Jimin.- All samples must be complete. Work-In-Progress samples will not be considered.- Examples should showcase the style you plan on using for the zine!- We also ask for a portfolio, which can be anything from a Google Drive folder to a Twitter moment to a DeviantArt page. This is just to give the mods an opportunity to check out other work if we're struggling to make a decision!- All sample pieces and portfolios must be SFW.🌸 If accepted, merch artists will be expected to design two merch items, with the opportunity to work on additional digital merch if they want to.
APPLY TO BE A MERCH ARTIST HERE
Applicants will be judged on their understanding of grammar, characterization, and ability to create a cohesive story within the word count limit.- We require 3 pieces/examples that showcase your writing the best.- At least one sample must be told from either Namjoon or Jimin's POV.- Each example needs to be 1.5k words or under, but only one must be a completed story. Examples that are longer will not be considered, and your application may be disqualified if you don't have the required 3 examples that do qualify. Note: we will not be informing you whether your application has been disqualified so please be sure you meet these requirements!- Examples should showcase the style you plan on using for the zine!- We also ask for a portfolio, which can be anything from a Google Drive folder, Twitter moment, to your Ao3 account. This is just to give the mods an opportunity to check out other work if we're struggling to make a decision!- All sample pieces and portfolios must be SFW.🌸 If accepted, writers will be expected to write (1) SFW piece between 1k-1.5k words for our main zine.