Gone Camping! is an upcoming zine centred around Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

STATUS: CONTRIBUTOR APPS CLOSED! 🏕️

ABOUT

Gone Camping! is an unofficial zine celebrating all things Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, from its adorable campers to the game's various events & activities.⛺ Digital-only zine and merch
⛺ For-charity, raising proceeds for an environmental charity (to be decided)
⛺ SFW content only

FAQ

Q. Will there be any physical book/merch made?At the moment, there are no plans for a physical book or physical merch to be made.Q. How many contributors will you be accepting into the zine?At this stage, we will currently be accepting 25 page artists, 5 merch artists, and 5 writers into the zine.Q. Are you only accepting artists?No! We're also accepting writers for this zine, alongside page artists, merch artists and spot illustrators.Q. How will contributors be compensated?As this project is slated to be digital-only & for charity, all contributors will be given a copy of the digital zine and any other digital merch created upon release.Q. I don't have any zine experience. Can I still apply?
Certainly! Everyone is welcome to apply regardless of whether you've participated in a zine or not. Our mods will be choosing contributors based on the quality of their art/writing, not their prior experience.
Q. I have a question and I can't find an answer for it!
Feel free to send us a DM on our social media, or send us an email, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

ABOUT

DateEvent
March 30Zine announcement
April 5–May 5Interest check period
May 10Interest check results
May 15–June 15Contributor applications period
June 25Contributor applications results
June 25–July 2Onboarding period
July 2–July 9Pitches
July 12Pitch assignments
July 31Check-in 1
August 31Check-in 2
September 30Check-in 3
October 20Final submissions
November~Zine release

CAMP MANAGERS

ALICE – head/art modhello! i'm Alice (22 | she/they)i'm a graphic designer, writer, and illustrator that loves videogames and cats! you can check out the projects I've worked on in my carrd!⛺ Favorite camper/s: Mitzi & Kiki

HAWK – writing modhey all! i'm Hawk (24 | they/them)i'm a professional book editor by day, and a fiction author by night! i'll do my best to help the writers with anything they might like!⛺ Favorite camper/s: Blaire (and Kicks!)

ARO – graphics modhello, i'm aro (17 | he/him)i do graphic design and layouts for student publications! i do the video games and drawing in my free time as well :D⛺ Favorite camper/s: Roald

BELLE – organization modhello, hello! i’m belle (21+, any pronouns)i’m the organization mod for this zine. feel free to contact me if you need assistance!⛺ Favorite camper/s: Apollo & Fang

MIRA – social media modHi, I'm Mira! (any pronouns)I'll be making sure our social media is active. I just think the franchise deserves all the love it can possibly get⛺ Favorite camper/s: Tom Nook?!

EMILY – formatting modHiya, I'm Emily (23/they)I am never going to give you up, let you down, run around and desert you, make you cry, say goodbye or tell a lie and hurt you. Except when it comes to rickrolling⛺ Favorite camper/s: N/A

GUIDELINES

GENERAL GUIDELINES✿ Contributors must be 16 years or older.
✿ Contributors must create an original piece for the zine.
✿ Contributors retain the rights to any work created for this zine once the project is complete.
✿ Accepted contributors must join the zine's Discord server.
✿ Prior zine experience is not necessary to apply! We encourage people of all skill levels and experience to participate.
✿ PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT NSFW CONTENT IN YOUR APPLICATION.
✿ Please ensure that your portfolio (be it a personal website, a Google Drive folder or any other means) can be easily accessed. If the team is unable to view your portfolio, we can't consider your application.
🏕️ 🏕️ 🏕️PAGE ARTIST GUIDELINES✿ Page artists will be expected to create ONE finished illustration with a background
✿ Please provide three samples of your best work:
↳ All samples must be completed (no sketches, etc.)
↳ At least one sample must have a background
↳ Having samples that feature Animal Crossing characters is strongly encouraged, but not required
✿ Please link to a portfolio containing other examples of your artwork:↳ Finished art pieces are preferred
↳ Your three samples can be included in your portfolio
↳ Please add content warnings where appropriate
🏕️ 🏕️ 🏕️MERCH ARTIST GUIDELINES✿ Merch artists will be expected to design ONE or TWO different merch items for the zine, which could range from a desktop wallpaper to emojis.
✿ Please provide three samples of your best work:
↳ All samples must be completed (no sketches, etc.)
↳ Having samples of digital merch designs you've done is strongly encouraged, but not required
↳ Having samples that feature Animal Crossing characters is strongly encouraged, but not required
↳ Having samples of art pieces with backgrounds is strongly encouraged, but not required
✿ Please link to a portfolio containing other examples of your artwork:↳ Finished art pieces are preferred
↳ Your three samples can be included in your portfolio
🏕️ 🏕️ 🏕️WRITER GUIDELINES✿ Writers will be expected to write one or multiple pieces of their choice, with varying word counts based on submission type (i.e. poem, letter, short story etc.)
✿ Please provide three samples of your best work:
↳ At least one piece must be fully complete and can be read as a one-shot
↳ Other samples can be excerpts from longer pieces
↳ Having samples that feature Animal Crossing characters is strongly encouraged, but not required
↳ It's strongly encouraged that you submit sample that best reflects what type of work you want to create for the zine
✿ Please link to a portfolio containing other examples of your writing:↳ Completed writing pieces are preferred
↳ Your three samples can be included in your portfolio